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Old April 7th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Multiclip bad behavior

I recently had an opportunity to bid on a job that was a concert, shot with 5 DV cameras running with freerun timecode synchronized with a flash. Before I accepted the job, (having not used multiclip before) I offered to capture all of the footage on a LaCie external d2 Quadra hard drive at a lower price so I could learn multiclip editing on my own time. I worked through synchronizing the cameras, making a multiclip and editing one song from camera mic audio. Everything worked exactly like it was supposed to and the client loved the sample cut. So I accepted the job.

The client then sent me one song at a time after they had been fine tuned by the audio recording engineer and I synced them one by one into the time line. I then copied each song, with it's five camera angles, into it's own folder so they could be worked on one at a time. I deleted the camera audio from each camera angle and linked the master audio to camera 1

Today was the day to start editing and I made multiclips, laid them into a time line and discovered that it was not working at all. Specifically, each time I select a different angle, the project freezes up. The canvas plays but the viewer does not. I start again and there is no audio (even though Playhead Sync is "open" and i have selected camera 1 as my reference audio with "video" selected- the same process I used with the test project).

Another anomaly is that I can no longer open the "multiclip button bar" from the tools menu. I had used that for the test project as well.

Have I unchecked something that is supposed to be checked? The one thing I did in the interim was to experiment with mirroring the monitor on my iMAc dual core. I bought a miniDVI adapter to DVI and then a DVI to HDMI cable to an HDTV. The mirroring worked but I have disconnected it again thinking that it may have contributed to my problem. Even disconnected, multiclip editing still does not work.

Any ideas for me to try?
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