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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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FCP Multiclips and clips from FS-4ProHD

I've just finished shooting a long format program using two cameras, one of which was recording to an FS-4Pro HD. I want to bring the clips into FCP and use multiclp editing but the FS4, due to FAT32 limitations, breaks the video into >2gb clips resulting in numerous clips on the FS4. I've imported them and placed them on a timeline and they play seamlessly (no dropped frames or audio). My question is: How can I turn these clips into one clip and then use it in multiclip mode. I've used a flash to establish a sync point but can these multiple clips be turned into one clip for the edit?

Does this make sense??!?

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Old May 19th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #2
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As you have brought the clips into a sequence, highlight the sequence in the browser and click File/Export/Quicktime movie. Save the sequence as just a reference movie (uncheck 'make movie self contained'). Then import this small quicktime file back into FCP, it is then treated as a normal movie file where you can select with others to start a multi clip sequence.

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Old May 19th, 2007, 07:20 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'm running through that now but the QT write is going to take about 22 minutes on a 25 minute clip. This totally defeats the purpose of 'tapeless' acquisition as I am not saving any time by not having to digitize the files.

I shot a ballet with two cameras and wanted to edit each act in a multiclip sequence. The acts are only about 24-25 minutes each but now it seems that tape would have been just as good in this sense.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #4
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Are you trying to save as a reference quicktime file? The end file size should be tiny as no re-encoding takes place.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #5
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I did uncheck make movie self contained. Process is now about 2 minutes from completion. I will go back and perform it again, making sure.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:03 AM   #6
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Have a look at the file size it should be only a few meg.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #7
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I have double checked that the Make Movie Self Contained us unchecked and QT still wants to re-compress the files. 24 minutes. Whether I choose the sequence from the browser or choose the clips in the timeline and export to QT, resulting processing times are the same.

I must not be seeing something here.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #8
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Is the timeline grey are green.
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Try just within qucktime, copy paste each clip, save as reference.
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