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Final Cut Pro 10.0.3 not creating a continuous clip while importing

903 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2012 10:12 PM by Tom Wolsky RSS
Wakefield8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 26, 2012 4:01 PM

I'm trying to capture in FCP 10.0.3 with a camera, but the program keeps breaking the capture into multiple clips and there are no time code breaks. I'm linked directly to my new Mac Book Pro. 

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)

    Are you importing from tape? The tape will be broken at the shot changes, regardless of whether there are timecode breaks.

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,450 points)

    It has absolutely nothing to do with your computer and any money thrown at this problem will be completely wasted.


    There is almost certainly something very simple that you are doing wrong which you have not mentioned.


    For a start tell us exactly what format and camera the video was shot on and exactly how you are trying to import it. Every little detail as there are hundreds of (wrong) ways you could be importing.


    Any other equipment besides your MBP?

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,450 points)

    It wasn't quite the detail I wanted as the format wasn't Mini-DV tape but DV or HDV?


    Anyway it looks as though you are doing things correctly though you didn't specify the Event/Project settings you selected.


    When clueless (as I am!) the first thing to try if you haven't already is to trash the preferences, whatever the problem, using this:-



    Fingers crossed it may do the trick.


    Ideally you should not be importing video into the system hard drive but should be using a separate USB 2.0 or FireWire HD. However, that is unlikely to be the cause of your present problem.

    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), FCE 4 + FCS 3 . . . Little Knowledge, Many Opinions.
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)

    The tape is always split at shot changes based on the time changes. You can't move the compound clip from the timeline to the event browser, but you can make a compound clip in the browser and put the clip into it.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)

    If the tape is being split arbitrarily there is either a problem with the tape in playback or in the original recording.


    Put the multiple clips that have been split up into the compound clip so they are combined. What you were trying to do in the timeline do in the browser.


    I didn't notice any mention if playback syncing before. This is I think the first mention of multicam editing. If you have a bad recording or playback problem this will be will difficult to overcome. It's one of the inherent problems of tape based media, if there's a problem with the data, and it's more likely to happen with tape because of the nature of the medium, there is no good way to come back from it.


    The way this media is importing there are very likely going to be gaps in the media, which will make it very difficult to work with.


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