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Allison Pultz
Settings for multi-format project
on Sep 27, 2010 at 8:05:38 pm

I am junior FCP editor. I've taken on a volunteer job editing a documentary to learn and and build skills.

The doc is shot on three cameras and I have video in three formats:

Apple HDV 1080i60 1440x1080 29.97
Apple XDCAM EX 1080i60 1920x1080 29.97
Canon 7D H.264 1920x 1080 23.98 and 29.97

The Canon 7D will have to be converted to something, but should I convert everything into the same format first and then import into FCP? Or Could anyone advise on a sequence preset that I could edit the HDV and the XDCAM EX in, and then I could convert the H.264 into one of those settings?

Many thanks!

Allison


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Shane Ross
Re: Settings for multi-format project
on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:04:17 pm

For your tapeless workflow...you need to watch this: Tapeless Workflow for FCP 7 Tutorial

Convert the Canon DSLR to ProRes.

Then you can work with the other files natively fine, but you MUST use a ProRes sequence setting. It would be best to convert EVERYTHING to ProRes, but that is time consuming, takes up more space, and isn't completely necessary. Use a ProRes sequence and things will be fine.

Shane



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Allison Pultz
Re: Settings for multi-format project
on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:29:13 pm

Thanks I will watch the tutorial!

Great-- so I tried Apple ProRes and the infamous... CODEC NOT FOUND. YOU MAY BE WORKING IN A COMPRESSION TYPE WITHOUT CORRESPONDING HARDWARE CARD dialgoue box popped up. I am not working in odd frame sizes (which I read could be a factor). In fact, the box appeared when simply setting up a new project. No media involved at all.

I closed out, trashed preferences, tried again. Same thing.

Now what? I've read the other threads on creative cow but I'm not finding a anything to try.

thanks!

Allison


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Shane Ross
Re: Settings for multi-format project
on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:41:56 pm

You chose a ProRes Easy SEtup and got that error? Interesting.

Convert one of the Canon files. Then cut that into the timeline...FCP should adjust automatically. See what happens.
What version of FCP are you running?

Shane



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Allison Pultz
Re: Settings for multi-format project
on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:51:31 pm

Yes! Easy set up.
And when I click the dialogue box closed, I get another box "Error: out of memory". AND I AM NOT OUT OF MEMORY! This is just setting up an empty project.

6.0.6


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Shane Ross
Re: Settings for multi-format project
on Sep 27, 2010 at 11:09:11 pm

Trash your preferences:


#44: FCP acting weird - Trash Prefs

Shane's Stock Answer #44: FCP acting weird or unusual. Just not like is normally should

If the program was working fine, and now isn't, or just isn't working the way it should, the first things to do are:

1) Trash your FCP preferences. Download the Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion: http://www.digitalrebellion.com/pref_man.htm

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/trashing_fcp_prefs.html

2) Open the Disk Utility and Repair Permissions.

3) Shut down for 10 min. Go for a quick walk around the block and get SOME exercise today. Come back, turn on the computer and see how things are.

4) (optional) Do the Hokey Pokey and turn your self about. Results may vary.



Shane



GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it.
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