I've mostly been using Lumafusion for quick arty stuff, but decided to force myself to use it on a low-budget paid gig. I could've knocked this out easily and quickly using FCPX, but wanted to verify I could get from start to finished on a paid project using only Lumafusion.
Everything went fine and it's completed, but I had one issue that was likely more "work flow" related.
The source footage I shot was a non-professional without a script, and didn't even have an outline to refer to (as I'd insisted). So, all of the takes were different.
Didn't have the time and the "talent" was getting frustrated, so I just had her go through the whole thing 5 or 6 times until I felt I had enough to pick from. Some of the parts weren't usable due to wind noise or passing FedEX trucks, etc.
What I did in Lumafusion was to stack the best overall 4 tracks on the timeline. I cut out all the bad parts that weren't useable, and was hoping to show/hide each video track so that I could watch each separately to determine what was the best out of each track. Because she didn't say the same thing each time, I needed to see which tracks had the most pertinent info in them... whether it was a good take or not.
I use the show/hide for the effects, grade, and sound all the time and had assumed for some reason that I could do the same with individual track layers.
Is this not possible? I saw solo/hide for each clip when double-clicked into it, but no way to audition each rough edit layer track.
Maybe there's a way to do this that I wasn't aware of. Normally I would take the best take, then replace bad sections within it from other better takes... but I kind of needed to audition them all after cutting out the unusable parts to make sure important info mentioned in one take, but forgotten in other takes, made it into the final edit.
Better way to do this or is there in fact a way to audition multiple rough cuts on the timeline?