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Sebastian Naslund
Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:36:19 am

I need to import from a tape WITHOUT FCP X cutting up my footage and putting it in files and folders. I want ONE file. One film. The material is already edited, but FCP X import makes it into small files.

Arrrgghh


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 11, 2014 at 1:25:38 am

FCPX should only be putting it in one folder and if ti's breaking the clip unto smaller parts, you have timecode breaks in your tape copy or there's something wrong with your FCPX install.

Any reason you're not just capturing it one big file with something like Quicktime and importing to X after the fact?

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Sebastian Naslund
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 11, 2014 at 8:24:59 pm

"FCPX should only be putting it in one folder and if ti's breaking the clip unto smaller parts, you have timecode breaks in your tape copy "

I dont have any timecode breaks.
It happens on all tapes.

Other people have had this problem.

"Any reason you're not just capturing it one big file with something like Quicktime and importing to X after the fact?"

Can I use the program quicktime to capture from my DSR11 SONY taperecorder?



Sebastian
PS. Another problem is that FCPX does not recognice quicktime clips made by FCP3


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 11, 2014 at 8:43:33 pm
Last Edited By Jeff Kirkland on Feb 11, 2014 at 8:44:49 pm

Interesting, I can't say I've ever encountered FCPX breaking up a tape where there wasn't either a time code break or start/stop marker embedded in the signal.

QuickTime can capture most video devices with the possible exception of some more proprietory things like Black Magic cards, etc - but those have their own capture apps. With the DSR11 I guess we're talking DV or HDV? (haven't seen one in along time so can't really remember) if so then yes, QuickTime should see it as an input device and let you capture from it.

Cheers
Jeff K

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Sebastian Naslund
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 12, 2014 at 10:18:29 am

Thanks for reply.

let me make sure I totally get this.

Are you asking me to SKIP using FCPX and using my quicktime player programme to import my film file and then transfer it to FCPX?

You say:
"stop marker embedded in the signal"

If there is such, I do not know.
It is a film produced in FCP3 and then exported as ONE file and then put on DV tape.

Is there any way I can TELL FCPX to NOT listen to timecodes or embedded signals?
Just let me press start and stop and decide the file?

Sebastian


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Bret Williams
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 12, 2014 at 5:29:45 pm

Sounds like a DSR-11 age issue perhaps if it's been awhile. I have one and it's starting to fall apart. It could just be detecting a control track issue. Might just clean the heads. There may not be TC breaks, but if it's having trouble reading the TC it's the same thing. If you capture the tape again, does it break it up the same way or at different spots?


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 12, 2014 at 10:02:54 pm

[Sebastian Naslund] "Is there any way I can TELL FCPX to NOT listen to timecodes or embedded signals?
Just let me press start and stop and decide the file?"


Not really. FCPX only has minimal support for tape ingest. I guess Apple consider it a bit old fashioned for a modern NLE. Anyway, it doesn't really matter what you use to get the tape captured as long as it gets the job done. It makes very little difference to your FCPX workflow.

Personally, I very rarely actually use FCPX import to copy/capture media, just to link to the files once they've been ingested.

And if the problem is the DSR-11 then at worst you can always just drop the segments onto a timeline and either group them as a compound clip or output them to one file from within FCPX.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Sebastian Naslund
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 12, 2014 at 10:34:03 pm

Will clean the DSR and try again.

No I can not regroup and re edit a 1 hour film that has been smashed to pieces in array.
I would sooner give up and kill myself or something... sort of.

Sebastian


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Import tape WITHOUT FCP X indexing.
on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:23:04 pm

Fair enough. Unless for some reason your ingest isn't in chronological order (which of course it is unless you changed it), you simply select all, hit e to add to timeline, hit g to make a compound clip. Edit away or grab a coffee while it exports.

If you'd rather kill yourself than spend the 30 seconds that takes, then perhaps editing isn't quite your life's calling :-)

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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