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Ignacio Holiday
Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 5:19:57 am

I'm trying to cut up some stock footage and create a file of clips I can use, and I'm wondering what the best workflow for something like this is. I have a project now that's made up of a lot of little clips. Is there a way I can save it as a different file for each sequence, rather than merging it all into one video?


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 6:40:05 am

Not natively, but you can use something like Clip Exporter to split it up with a bit of messing around. (http://clipexporter.mindtransplant.com)

Ideally in FCPX you'd just create an event, mark your favourite parts of the stock footage and then re-use those favourites and keywords in other projects. In FCPX it's all about the metadata.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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David Eaks
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 6:44:28 am

If I understand correctly, you have a single timeline with several short sequences of clips edited together. You want to export each one of these edited sections individually.

You can use the range selection tool to export portions of your timeline. Just hit the R key and then select a clip or click and drag across multiple clips to set a range. Or you can just use the I and O keys to set a range. When you click the Share button, it will say "share timeline range" at the top. Exporting a range selected in the primary storyline will include any titles, connected clips etc. within the in/out points, not just the layer you selected. So you don't have to worry about the connected broll shot and VO track not showing up in the range export because they weren't "selected".


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 6:46:53 am

I didn't think of just exporting a range but I'd assumed they might not have wanted to export each clip one at a time.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Ignacio Holiday
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 6:55:23 am

Thanks, I'll look into this clip exporter program. I don't want to keep the whole file and put markers cause it's gonna get too big. And exporting each clip one at a time is gonna take a lottt of time...


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Ignacio Holiday
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 7:17:31 am

..I guess apparently I can't use Clip Exporter because my Mac is only 10.6.8


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 7:28:43 am

Hmmm... Can't think of any alternatives. I guess sooner or later everyone hits that point where it's update or do it the hard way.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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David Eaks
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 7:33:28 am

Maybe another program can export individual files from a chaptered .mov? QT7, handbreak, mpegstreamclip? Then you just have to drop chapter markers at the start of each clip, export and batch process.

Oh... and then maybe name each file one at a time...


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Russ Haskell
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on May 20, 2013 at 1:56:30 pm

You could also step through your sequence clip by clip, hit X to mark each clip and share as master file. Not great but reasonable.

Russ


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Mark Ward
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:32:52 pm

(I'm using FCPX)

Whilst it's not possible to only export the clips you've already selected and cropped in your project, it is possible to export all and only the original clips used in that project without having to go back through the events from which you choose the clips in the first place...

Duplicate your project and select it...

Then remove all transitions, etc, by using the Timeline Index, which you can toggle by clicking on the button in the very bottom-left corner, (make sure you've selected the filter: All; then search for e.g. 'cross' to then select all cross-dissolves and delete.

Then from 'File' drop down menu choose 'Copy Project to Library...'

Then, after you've copied it to library of your choice FCP will automatically consolidate the clips used in the project by creating a new event...

Then, select a clip from the new Event and click on 'Reveal in Finder'

All of the clips used are stored in the folder 'Original Media' for you to use/share as you please!

Saved me bags of time in spite of not being able to export the cropped clips!


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Mark Ward
Re: Is there a way to export sequences as separate files?
on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:20:47 pm

No need to remove transitions!! Just duplicate and copy the project and the clips will be available in finder folder! Sorry, over thinking!


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