Question: Create multicam clip command completely broken
I've been using Final Cut X for years, and I am encountering this problem for the first time. I have imported footage from a 2 camera shoot, half are 720, half are 1080. I have placed them in the timeline just to line them up and find which clips are paired with each other. I went to create multi cam clips with each pair, and when I did, Final Cut created a strange, truncated clip that was clearly wrong. I immediately moved the clip to the trash. After that, the create multicam clip command stopped working entirely, both as a button and was greyed out in the menu.
Maybe related, maybe not related- I always ask FCP to "leave files in place" when importing, but of course in classic apple style, it took it upon itself to go ahead and re-copy all of the clips anyway, with no explanation as to why. My only guess as to why FCP would display such erratic behavior is that it doesn't like the video codecs being used for some reason. But they appear to be H.264 and there seems to be nothing out of the ordinary about them. FCP is supposed to handle it natively if I remember correctly. I can live with it re-copying the media if it makes it work properly, but the Multicam function not working is unforgivable, especially since it's always worked so well in the past.