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Francis HughesAugust 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm
Yes I am sure that is what we shot. I will try changing the field to top in compressor and see if that changes anything.
Francis HughesAugust 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm
It looks the same with Quicktime (with high quality switched on), what does this mean? I’m going to assume it’s not good.
Francis HughesAugust 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm
Look in to Multiclip editing. You can have multiple video sources with their audio. Very useful if you have multiple cameras filming the same thing. It just references from the original source material. Maybe that is what you want?
Alternatively you could make a Nest (select all clips and press ALT+C). This makes a new sequence with the clips, but on the original sequence you will see they all appear as one video and audio track. You could then drag this to your browser. This is only really useful if you have lots of video and audio tracks and want to cut them down. So your main sequence isn’t a mass of video/audio tracks. More of an organisational tool than anything, although there are other uses for it.
The down side is that it is still a sequence so you can only see the upper most video track as you would when normally editing. If all you want is a way to jump to certain points and cut out sections as needed by your edit this might be a good option.
I think Multiclip editing is what you need.
Francis HughesAugust 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm
Oh lawdy. Thanks again Dave.
I think someone somewhere has a lot to answer for.
Francis HughesAugust 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm
Oh dear just when you think you have it sorted…
So I’m looking at the settings in Compressor and I have it set to NTSC CCR 601/DV (Pixel Aspect Ratio of 1.1250)
But I also see I have a NTSC CCR 601/DV (16:9) (Pixel Aspect Ratio of 0.8438)
If I want my video 16:9 which one do I choose!? The resolution is 720×480
As Dave said I set my Pixel Aspect Ratio in DVDSP, but depending on what option I choose here it must have an effect?
Francis HughesAugust 7, 2010 at 9:48 am
You should not have to render anything after your edit. After you have done your multiclip edit, you then go to Modify>Collapse All Multiclips. Then you wont have to render, sometimes I select the entire multiclip edit and then collapse them just to make sure.
As for .MTS, I have no experience with AVCHD but as I understand it FCP7 will read them fine you don’t need to convert it. Even FCP6 will read them apparently, also any conversion should be to a quicktime file as that is what FCP loves the best. Also using Toast to convert is awful (I bet that is the issue), if you have compressor use that for all converting it is a great program.
Perhaps try with some other footage of a different format from another project (that you have not converted with Toast) and see if you still have the same problem. If you do then it is not your footage and your install of FCP is broken somewhere, reinstall.
Francis HughesAugust 7, 2010 at 9:31 am
Thank you so much for replying everyone that has really helped me out, light at the end of the tunnel!
Francis HughesAugust 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Have you checked that the sync is open still? Once I see that the clips are synced I simply drag the multiclip sequence from the browser to the timeline. Then double click on the clip on the timeline to load it in to the viewer, set the sync to open, do all the settings (video only/ video and audio etc) then whilst I have the timeline selected hit the space bar and then click on the clips in the viewer to make my edits.
I think your issue is that you are selecting open sync THEN dragging to the timeline, you need to put the clip on the timeline first THEN set open sync.
I hope I’ve read your post right and that what I’ve written solves your problem.
Francis HughesJanuary 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm
Are you using send to compressor or are you exporting a reference movie?
If you are using the export with compressor option, my research suggest simply don’t. It ties up FCP and you have two progs running needlessly.
I always use reference movies. When exporting use the Export to Quicktime, then make sure your settings say current settings in the drop down and that audio and video is selected from the second drop down (you can do video only or audio only as well).
Lastly (this is the important bit) make sure that the box that says make self contained is UNCHECKED save that to your project folder or where ever you have your FCP footage stored (just being tidy here). Then import that ref movie into compressor and apply your settings as you normally would. You can then close final cut after you have exported the ref movie. So hopefully no final cut is open to crash, this might work for you.
Also if you have a load of sequences that need editing you can carry on working in final cut as you normally would whilst your movie exports as the reference movie does not use final cut at all. The reference movie only points to where your footage is, so make sure all your elements are online e.g your external is on.
Personally I have one folder for each project and anything and everything goes in that folder. None of the elements for my movies are on the desktop or in some folder on the comps HDD its all in a project folder on the external. Oh the joy of data management.
Sorry for the waffle hope that all helps.
Francis HughesJanuary 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm
I too would highly recommend lynda.com a friend showed me some of their tutorials and they are really excellent. Also if you prefer video tutorials (which I do) you will love these.
P.S I swear I don’t work for them haha!