Challenge: circumvent FCP X’s missing timecode-paste feature
Solution: An applescript that types a copied timecode into FCP X for you

This applescript works by grabbing clipboard content and passing through only the numbers. This means that your clipboard content may content colons, semi-colons and it will still work. Finally, in case your clipboard is missing trailing zeros, it is your “responsibility” to hit enter after it types it in for you.

I recommend using an app such as Quicksiver to assign a trigger to the applescript, or if you have an extended keyboard, you can use USB Overdrive to assign it to a special button.

Also note that you will need to tweak the code if you re-assigned Move Playhead Position to something other than Ctrl+P.

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