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Render problems on an HDV 1080i60 timeline

339 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 10:05 AM by Michelle LaRock RSS
Michelle LaRock Level 3 Level 3 (805 points)
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Nov 15, 2012 4:37 PM

I'm editing a project for a friend who is on fcp 6 so I'm using my version of 5.5.  Her footage is HDV 1080i so I chose the sequence preset HDV-1080i60 to match her footage.  Drag any of her footage onto the timeline individually and you don't get a render line...so far so good.  Create a multiclip sequence and suddenly I have a render line which makes it nearly impossible to edit.  So I went searching for differences in the footage and the timeline and here is what I have.

 

My sequence is this

 

Picture 1.png

but when I choose file≥new sequence I get this:

Picture 2.png

Is this causing the render issue and why am I getting it if I'm choosing a preset sequence.  Most importantly how do I fix it?

Dual 2 GHz Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to Michelle LaRock)

    Have you tried manually changing the sequence settings to match the clips?

     

    Also you're using a very old computer and HDV is a very taxing format to begin with.  You might consider transoding the material to prores for your edit.  If you decide to go this route, do a test with a few clips to make sure this format will edit smoothly on your system.

     

    And what kind of drives are you uising, how are they connected and maybe most importantly, how many angles are there in your multiclips?   

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to Michelle LaRock)

    to change sequence settings, make the timeline active and hit command-zero.

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,350 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to Michelle LaRock)

    FCP mixes/works with the audio in a sequence internally at 32 bit floating point, to give the audio headroom during mixing/processing.  This is normal behavior.

     

    From the FCP Manual:

     

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    MtD

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,350 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to Michelle LaRock)

    I agree with Mr. Grenadier, and would suspect the horsepower required to work with multiple streams of HDV versus your system. Is your timeline set correctly?

    Final Cut ProScreenSnapz001.png

     

    MtD

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