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  • Why do I get 8 tracks from a 4 track clip that I compress in compressor?

  • Joe Gutowski

    November 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Hi All,
    So I’m trying to convert my 2k dailies into 422 prorez files to edit in FCP7
    I’m sending each clip to compressor and it gives me an extra 4 blank tracks… what am I doing wrong?
    Also I tried using a droplet but I can seem to make FCP “see” it when I send out to compressor.
    Camera:Alexa
    Hardware: FCP 7 with macbook pro(late2011) lion x /2-4tb G-Raid drives.
    Initial creation of dailies:
    In browser I had my dailies arranged in sequences by scene i.e. sc.1 had it’s own sequence,Sc.2,Sc.3 etc.
    Since I needed and wanted to work with individual clips I linked/copied/pasted each take and made a clip.Each clip copied the exact number of trks.
    Big Thanks

  • Joe Gutowski

    November 14, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    More info:
    I’m using
    Mac OSX 10.7.5
    Source codec
    Apple Pro Res 444 2048×1152 24 fps 16:9
    squarepixels 46Khz 16bit
    Destination codec
    Apple Pro Res 422 proxy audio pass thru
    for FCP 7 editing.

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