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Pat Burns
create multiple exports from a single FCP timeline
on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:46:46 am

I have a large project of 3000 video files in 40 timelines. Each timeline consists of 75 short 3 to 4 second cuts that I would like to export as individual .mov's and .aiff's. I want to know if there is a plug-in or programming trick to set in and out points or markers for each clip and then automatically export all at one time. Otherwise I will have to set each clips In and Out and then go through the export process individually for each clip (cut).

Pat Burns

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Jessica Muth
Re: create multiple exports from a single FCP timeline
on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:03:15 am

I don't think there is. You would have to set the in-and-out points for everything. The quickest export would then be to send all of your timelines to Compressor and do a Batch export from there.

Jessica Muth

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Steve Eisen
Re: create multiple exports from a single FCP timeline
on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:31:44 am

The only way is to make sequences for each of your videos and do a batch export. Either way, it's a lot of manual labor.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group

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Nick Meyers
Re: create multiple exports from a single FCP timeline
on Aug 5, 2012 at 2:04:50 am


copy all in the timeline
make a new bin,
paste (dont drag & drop: FCP may create new master clips which is not what you want)

now just batch export the bin.
in the batch export settings remember to check "use in to out"

the resulting files will have the CLIP TC, not the Sequnce TC,
is that an issue?

OK< idealise you might have more complex sections, not just simple liked clips.

so, do this:
due your sequence in the browser,
put it into a new bin
in the new sequence, go thou marking in/outs around your sets,
option a to select in-to-out
option c to nest

do this 75 times and you have each seg as a nested sequence ready for batch export.

finally, a third method:
export your sequence, export as non-self contained if you are in a hurry (i always put (REF in the export name if i do this)

bring it back into FCP, lay it up in your timeline on top of the edited clips,
go through and put a marker where you want each new seg to start
copy the clip into a new bin,
toggle the triangle to reveal markers,
select all markers Apple U to make subclips.

if you have undesired spaced between the segs, add a marker at the head of the seg, and then extendd it to the end.

good things about the nest method is you get to re-name the nest to the seg name as you go.


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