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Re: Imported media did not show up at canvas

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Jeff GreenbergRe: Imported media did not show up at canvas
by on Feb 10, 2011 at 12:09:43 pm

Final Cut is optimized to work with some very precise settings - it just can't handle 'any' video that's thrown at it.

The general rule was: Match your Camera's video type to the Sequence. When there was a mismatch, in the old days, you'd have to render.

Since then, FCP has improved, but it still works best when you have your video and sequence settings match. FCP out of the box, has it's 'easy setup' for DV.

If the first clip that hit the timeline isn't DV, FCP gives you the option to:
  • Fix the sequence (pressing yes at that box)
  • Adjust the clip to work in the current sequence (pressing no at that dialog box)
.

This only happens for the first clip. After the first clip is on the timeline, FCP assumes that ALL THE CLIPS will be that format and does whatever magic necessary to let other formats work.

Last, and most relevant to your issue: when you get the warning "Attention: This clip does not match this sequence's settings or any of your sequence presets", FCP is saying - "hey, this new video? It doesn't match anything AT ALL that I'm optimized to work with." Common formats are things like h.264 from an iPhone or Flip camera.

Best,

Jeff G

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