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Jeff Raskin
Gaps inserted when cutting and pasting
on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:00:36 am

Hi,

I am a noob to FCPX, but not to the business. In fact, I started when editing meant flatbeds and splicing blocks, progressed through low and high-end linear video editing, and started with NLEs in 1990 with Montage (anybody remember those 17 betamax decks?).

I am helping a friend finish a project, inheriting their timeline and MacBook Pro (Retina 13-inch, Early 2015) that it was assembled with (using FCPX 10.3.4). The timeline is over 2.5 hours long, and has nine audio tracks synched, as well as a couple of music tracks (OK, I know you call them lanes in FCPX...). I am tackling audio first, and there are performance issues redrawing all those waveforms, so I chopped the timeline up into five roughly 30 minute chunks.

My problem is that as I am reassembling the timeline (Command A to grab everything, Command C to copy everything, and then Command V to paste each segment back to back), lots of 1 frame gaps are being introduced into the copied and pasted video lane, and some audio is slipping out of synch. I must be doing something wrong. Anyone seen this and solved it? Any insight would be appreciated.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Gaps inserted when cutting and pasting
on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:18:46 am

Do all of the frame rates match on all of the projects?

This happens when you copy and paste disparate frame rates in to each other (like copying footage from a 23.98project in to a 25 timeline, and the footage is 29.97 or something silly).


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