I have a couple questions I'm hoping someone might be able to answer. If they're inappropriate for this forum I'd appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction. I'm editing a feature length project in FCP7.0.1 and I'm going to be placing a countdown leader at the front of the timeline with a 2-pop before I pass the project off to post sound.
First, I wanted to confirm that at the first frame of action (01:00:00:00) the movie (sound/music/titles/etc.) begins. There's no need for adding extra seconds of black after a 2-pop, correct?
Second, I'm wondering how reel breaks are typically marked in FCP when you're passing the project off to post sound and/or color correction? Is there some kind of standard practice... using markers or possibly creating separate sequences?
Thanks for any advice you can give me and have a Happy New Year!
To add to Arnie's response, each reel countdown normally starts at the appropriate hour mark, ie: Reel 2 countdown leader starts at 2:00:00:00, the 2-Pop is at 2:00:06:00 and program starts at 2:00:08:00. You also need to put a tail leader at the end of each reel, and the same thing applies in reverse. 2-Pop 2 seconds after last frame of picture, followed by a reverse count -- up to 8 seconds.