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Old June 4th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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Rubberbanding on FCP 5.1?

All right, I'll try not to make this confusing (but will probably fail).

I need to change the speed of a whole bunch of different portions of clips. I need it so each move matches the beat of the music (I've set markers... about 600 of them :-$)

Later, I'm gonna razor cut about 600 portions of my clip and resize them all to match the music. So, like 14 frames into 5 frames... then 30 into 9... then 5 into 10 -- depends on where the markers are.

On Sony Vegas, you can hold down the Ctrl key, resize a clip, and it'll speed up the clip by how much you resized it -- it's called rubberbanding. For example, if you have a 2 second clip and rubberband it (ctrl-resize) it to 1 second, it'll adjust the speed to 200%.

Is there a similar feature on FCP or do you have to do it by hand? Is there a better way to do this?
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Old June 4th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #2
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The way that FCP really wants you to do this is to set an in and an out in your sequence, then drag a defined clip out of the Viewer onto the Canvas, holding down the mouse button, which will bring up a menu of edit choices - the one you want is called "fit to fill." It will take your source clip (using its defined in and out) and speed it up or slow it down to match the in and out in your sequence perfectly.
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Old June 4th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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ahh yes, the fit to fill! that is gonna save me a ton of time.

thanks :)
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Old June 5th, 2007, 04:36 AM   #4
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there we go... all done!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOiKEg3RapY
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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That's fun. Nice choice of music for the desired effect, too. :) Congrats on a job well done, Joe.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #6
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Thanks :) Turns out that it got featured on the YouTube front page. It's got quite a few views.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #7
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Thanks :) Turns out that it got featured on the YouTube front page. It's got quite a few views.

quite a few!?!?!
half a million is quite impressive. I thought when I reached five thousand on one video I thought it was a big deal.

Well done.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #8
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whew... it's finally off the front page -- got 1.6M views at the moment :-$
I would've worked harder on it if I knew it was gonna get this much attention, since I did this in 5 hours :(

On to my next video... I'm gonna try some crazy compositing with Shake.
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