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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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XDCAM footage in FCP and subclips

Okay guys I'm sorry if this has been hashed over before, but I'm having a dickens of a time.

here's the thing...

Captured an interview on my Sony EX3. The beginning of the video was of one of my SxS cards which automatically flipped over to the 2nd SxS card to continue recording. No problems so far.

No I transfer the two section into FCP creating 2 separate clips. I want to now make subclips of the interview, but how do I make a subclip that spans to separate clips?

I tried putting both clips into a sequence, but you can't make a subclip from a sequence?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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Hi Michael

Is simply creating 2 subclips not an acceptable option ... it would seem to be easiest.

>I tried putting both clips into a sequence, but you can't make a subclip from a sequence?

What version of FCP are you using? I can create a sequence subclip here on FCP7 (just mark the In and Out in the sequence and press Cmd U)

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Old October 7th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #3
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I'm not sure of your problem but It may be how you imported the clips. Did you import both cards at the same time so that the clips were joined to make one clip. This is done through XDCAM transfer. Fo example transfer files from cards (Card 1 card 2) to a folder (Cards) on a HD - Then import via XDCAM transfer. They should then combine into 1 clip.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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I agree with Neil. Use XDCAM Transfer or XDCAM EX Clip Browser to transfer your footage from the SxS card to your hard drive, and the software will automatically join the clips together.

But in the mean time, you can drag your Sequence from the Canvas to the Browser window, set an in/out point, type Command-U on the keyboard and you'll have then created a sub-clip from a Sequence. I did this quite a bit recently on a long format project.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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hey guys thanks for the replies

yep i wasn't using xdcam clip browser right... i've gone back and re-imported to separate spanned clips now into one clip and it works fine

now I wish there was a way to connect separate clips from the same interview (created when i hit the START/STOP button) into one clip that I can import :)

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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:18 AM   #6
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Hmmm.....dunno. Can't help you with that one...sorry.
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