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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Editing Multicam XDCAM EX in FCP

Hi There,

I've shot a concert on five EX3 all timecode synced up.

My problem is that during recording the some of the clips have spanned across multiple cards.

When I bring this footage into Final Cut Pro and attempt to do a multicam edit the split clips appear as a separate camera which is not good.

Is there a way to merge to clips say:

CAM1_PART1_CLIP1 and CAM1_PART1_CLIP2 into one clip CAM1_PART1 and maintain the timecode.

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Old April 27th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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Make a sequence (in the same codec) that starts with the same timecode as the first file. Piece the files together and export it as a QuickTime movie. Use the QuickTime movie as the camera master. That's it!
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Old April 30th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thats it, I knew there was some way of doing it

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Old April 30th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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Are you using the XDCam Transfer software to import the clips?

If a clip is spanned, you should see it as a ".smi" clip which will link all the associated clips and import it as a single clip.

You will have to have all of the media online simultaneously to do that. If you saved your cards to a hard drive, this will be done more or less seamlessly and solve your problem.
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