4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 9:46 AM by David Goodall
David Goodall Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

Owing to FCPX being a bit ungainly (for me) in finding sections of media, and my not being as quick with it [yet] as I am with FCP7, I shut down a new project in FCPX, and tried to go at it in FCP7. I imported the media from the event folder, and started cutting away. Some footage came from a small Panasonic domestic camcorder (there's a reason!), and other footage is from the Panasonic HMC.

 

Both show 1920, but have different data rates. Both play fine in the sequence timeline.

 

Here's the rub:

 

When I cut between them, FCP7 gives a dropped frame message, or - if I switch off warnings - the image shudders when the playhead crosses the cut.

 

Any thoughts?

 

d


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (10,520 points)

    Click on a source clip in the FCP browser to select and once it is selected type Command + 9 to see the item properties for the clip. Either report those properties or take a screen shot of the item properties and post that here.

     

    Next, click anywhere on your timeline and type Command + 0 {zero} to see your sequence settings. Either report those sequence settings, or take a screen shot of the sequence settings and post that here.

     

    MtD

  • David Goodall Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Hi Meg,

     

    The HMC clip:

    25fps, 1920x1080, H.264, 2.6MB/s, Square pixel, Upper dominant (progressive), Ignore Alpha, Normal Composite

    The other clip:

    Identical apart from data rate - 1.6MB/sec

     

    The Sequence:

    1920x1080; A.R. "HDTV 1080i (16:9); Square Pixel; Upper dominant; H.264 Compressor

     

    Like I said, I imported the "optimized" FCPX files - I wonder whether that is it. I thought Apple ProRes was progressive. I'm babbling now.

     

    Any thoughts?

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (10,520 points)

    I am not familiar with FCP- X but the clip(s) you are editing (based on your report of the item properties) are in H.264 which is not a suitable codec to edit in FCP-7. It may "kind of" work, but it will usually lead to troubles such as the one you are having.

     

    You need to convert the source files to ProRes and edit on a ProRes timeline.

     

    MtD

  • David Goodall Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    I'm an idiot:

     

    There are 2 folders within FCPX Events: "Original Media" and "Transcoded Media" - which one did I import from?

     

    Sorry for the hassle - and thanks for the help.

     

    d