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Jan 29, 2013 6:54 PM

I imported 1 hour clips from 3 cameras with the hope of making a multi clip and now each time i have to create proxy media it takes about 8 hours. is there any way around this? should i import 10 minutes at a time into the event editor?

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,855 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 1:33 AM (in response to dunnery)

    It is always a good idea to avoid working with very long clips - it slows down FCP X considerably.

    If it makes sense to split them in shorter segments, do that.

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,855 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 3:58 AM (in response to dunnery)

    If you already have long clips in the event library, you can just make selections on them, and optionally add keywords to these selections, and work with those "subclips" instead of the whole thing at the same time.

    You can create multicam clips from these segments, too.

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,855 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 4:33 AM (in response to dunnery)

    dunnery wrote:


    so i select the same piece of footage ( say 10 minute increments) in all three of my camera angles and simply add a keyword? does that make them appear as smaller clips in the events manager? 


    Basically, yes.


    For the sake of argument, let's say you add the keyword "Part1" to a selected range in a clip. Then this selection will appear as a clip in the keyword collection named "Part1". Keyword collections appear under the event name and can be thought of as like playlists in iTunes, except that you can apply keywords to ranges as well as to whole clips.

    To apply a keyword you can hit Cmd-K and enter the keyword, or press the corresponding button. And after the keyword has been applied, you can also apply it to other clips just by dragging them to the keyword collection (again, dragging to a playlist in iTunes comes to mind as a similar procedure)


    Screen Shot 2013-01-30 at 12.27.34 PM.png

    In the image below, you can see several keyword collections (in blue) inside an event.


    Screen Shot 2013-01-30 at 12.30.29 PM.png

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,855 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 8:56 AM (in response to dunnery)

    I am not sure what you are trying here. You create a multicam clip from the event browser, not the angle viewer.

    The clips must belong to the same event, though. See the picture below where I have selected two segments from two clips in a keyword collection.



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,755 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to dunnery)

    Answered in a different thread.


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