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jim bachalo
Nesting CompoundClips and Secondary Storylines -what are the rules?
on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:06:00 am

Ok, my first major project involving nested Compound Clips and I'm going a bit wonky.

My understanding is that you can Create Compound Clips out of anything in your project. And that Compound Clips can contain Compound Clips which can contain....

so

CompoundClip > CompoundClip > CompoundClip >CompoundClip etc

Sort of like PreComps in AfterEffects...

Secondary Storylines can't directly contain other Secondary Storylines, BUT, you can create a Compound Clip from a Secondary StoryLine, which in turn can be turned into yet another Secondary Storyline, etc

so

SecondaryStoryline > CompoundClip > SecondaryStoryline > CompoundClip etc

Am I correct so far?

The logical question is, how many levels deep can-should you nest and, what are the performance penalties with increased nesting?

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Jari Innanen
Re: Nesting CompoundClips and Secondary Storylines -what are the rules?
on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:03:17 pm

Compound inside compound spells trouble. I hardly ever use compound clips. So don't if not necessary.


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jim bachalo
Re: Nesting CompoundClips and Secondary Storylines -what are the rules?
on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:42:20 pm

So only use Compound Clips if absolutely necessary?

I'm still a FCPX novice but I would imagine its pretty difficult to have a project thats even remotely complex without making use of compound clips, or perhaps I'm not making good use of Roles, etc

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