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Problem cross fading in FCP 6

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AprylB Calculating status...
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Nov 10, 2012 4:08 PM

Why is it that whenever I add cross fade to two clips, there is a lag/jump in the footage? If I remove the fade there is no jump. I have a Mac Book Pro 10.5.8 2.5 GHz 2 GB. working in Final cut Pro 6 with footage from a Canon 7d in 1920x1080. Please help

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,880 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 6:29 PM (in response to AprylB)

    What are your clip and sequence settings? Are you editing in h.264?



  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Nov 12, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to AprylB)

    Put gently, this is all wrong.


    1. Your material is not in an FCP native format.


    2. Your sequence settings must match the source material (that should be in an FCP native format)


    To fix #1, convert the material to an editing codec - ProRes422 or ProRes422 LT (better) - using either Compressor or MpegStreamclip.


    To fix #2, create a new sequence and drop in one clip of the ProRes material. When FCP asks you if you want to have sequence match the material, select yes.


    Now drop in your stuff and edit away. Once complete, export a self contained file with "current settings" selected. When you have that, you can convert it to any other format you may desire.


    Good luck,




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