8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 10:05 AM by Michelle LaRock
Michelle LaRock Level 3 Level 3

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)
Solved by Meg The Dog on Nov 16, 2012 9:33 AM Solved

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

Reply by Michael Grenadier on Nov 16, 2012 6:09 AM Helpful

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?   

Reply by Michael Grenadier on Nov 16, 2012 8:14 AM Helpful

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

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  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    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?   

  • Michelle LaRock Level 3 Level 3

    I'm not sure how to manually change the sequence setting once it's created.  In fact I'm confused as to why the presets are 16 point integer but when I simply do new>sequence I get a sequence with this:

     

    Picture 2.png

     

    My drives are internal hard drives and I'm using three angles on the multi-clip.  The odd thing is that I've never had trouble like this with this system before.  It's been an amazing little workhorse.  Now mind you I didn't shoot this or digitize this footage myself.  It was given to me by someone who needed an edit done quickly (drat!).  She's given me footage before where two of her cameras are fine in terms of the footage being shot in the same format and one of them is shot in a different format causing me issues, but this time all three cameras seem to be the same.  This seems to be a sequence issue.

     

    Can you tell me how to change the sequence once it's created?

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

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

  • Michelle LaRock Level 3 Level 3

    I have learned something new today because I didn't know how to change sequence setting by hitting command + 0 so thanks,  but when I hit command zero it tells me the sequence settings are 16 bit but quite clearly they are not.  Command + 0 gives me this: Picture 3.png

    and my sequence is quite clearly this:

    Picture 2.png

    What the heck?!  Any ideas?

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.video
    Video

    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:

     

    SafariScreenSnapz001.png

    MtD

  • Michelle LaRock Level 3 Level 3

    Hi Meg, so this difference in the timeline and the video is NOT causing the render line?

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.video
    Video

    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

  • Michelle LaRock Level 3 Level 3

    No they were not.  I copied your settings and TADA no more render line!  I am eternally grateful for what I learn on the forum!  Thank you so much!