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Chris Simpson
FCP Multiclip, external Jogwheel for pulling clips into sync?
on Apr 10, 2010 at 1:31:43 pm

Hi,

I'm wading through a 15min 8 stream Pro Res multiclip, and have another 7 of 12 to do, and in the viewer I'm using to control + shift and the mouse to pull the streams into sync, it's such a chore! There has to be speedier way to scroll than the mouse, now I've been doing multiclipping for a couple of years, it's a wonderful feature, but it's such a pain that there is no accelerated scrub, , like control+ shift + something else to scrub x10 times speed, or an insert at this time point.

Now I know you can save a lot of time by start clip capture at the same known point in time on each video capture, and I have my camera crew instructed to start earlier than this point, tape I can afford, time is more precious, but add a couple of tape drop outs, so you have some extra clips in the multi, or a member of the crew forget instruction, or think they are really doing you a favour by saving a little tape, and then I have to spend an hour or so, developing repetitive strain injury, swinging my arm arcing across the workstation with a mouse, in hand

So here's the question, I'm open to suggestions, but the obvious one to me is does anybody make a reasonably priced external jogwheel, literally just so I can hit control shift, and spin the wheel to cycle the clip through the sequence to it's place in time? Doesn't have to do anything else! Does it exist?


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John Fishback
Re: FCP Multiclip, external Jogwheel for pulling clips into sync?
on Apr 10, 2010 at 3:47:31 pm

I've never used MC Transport, but it might work for you.

John

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Kevin Monahan
Re: FCP Multiclip, external Jogwheel for pulling clips into sync?
on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:48:46 pm

The method you describe is only for slipping clips into synch that are only a few frames off. To use it as a method to set up your multiclips is not going to be fast or easy.

Sorry that multiclip is not flexible enough for you. Add some feedback to send to Apple and describe your difficulty.

Kevin Monahan
60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009
http://www.fcpworld.com
Author - Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro


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Mark Raudonis
Re: FCP Multiclip, external Jogwheel for pulling clips into sync?
on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:27:58 pm

Are you aware of this?

http://www.singularsoftware.com/howto_pe_finalcut.html#syncseq

Check it out. Does multiclipping automatically based on audio. Very cool.

Mark



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Scott Sheriff
Re: FCP Multiclip, external Jogwheel for pulling clips into sync?
on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:33:48 pm

Hi,
Check out the Contour Shuttle Xpress Jog wheel. You can get it from Apple, Amazon etc. Not quite as pricey, or nice as the MC Transport, but perfectly serviceable. As an 'old school' linear editor that was used to having a jogger, I put one on my system and its held up and worked well. Its USB, and it comes with software that has presets for most popular aps. You can also remap the functions to create special purpose set-ups, which might be of interest to you. There is a basic model (Xpress) and the Pro, which has a lot more programmable buttons, but is basically the same. The Xpress is around 50 bucks, so its not a huge investment in something you may be unsure about.

http://retail.contourdesign.com/?/products/22

Scott Sheriff
Director
SST Digital Media
http://www.sstdigitalmedia.com


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Kevin Monahan
Re: FCP Multiclip, external Jogwheel for pulling clips into sync?
on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:14:59 pm

I doubt you could set up the job wheel to control this function. Let us know if you can slip multiclips with the Contour.

Kevin Monahan
60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009
http://www.fcpworld.com
Author - Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro


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John Pale
Re: FCP Multiclip, external Jogwheel for pulling clips into sync?
on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:34:23 pm

Are you not using timecode for some reason?


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