I use FCP 6 for editing relatively simple videos I shoot. Now I'm working on an art project for which I want to combine clips into a designed pattern of let's say (12) separate clips in three rows and four columns so that the result will be a single video combining the individual clips, each in its own "box". Hope that's clear.
If possible, I'd like to be pointed in the direction necessary to understand the technique I'll need for this.
I'm away from my workstation so haven't investigated the available FCP tools yet and am hoping to get a heads-up while I'm away worrying about making a living.
To do this simply in FCP you'll need to assign each clip to a separate track, in your case you'll need 12 tracks. You will then need to reduce each clip to the appropriate size and re-position using the Motion Tab for each clip. This is all mathematical - you'd have to specify the frame size of your timeline and also the frame size of the various clip elements to figure it out exactly. It will be much easier if all your clips are the same frame size, but you can figure it out mathematically in any event. You will also have to think about having a border around the clips in your grid or if you want them to match up edge to edge. If you go for a border you can make an overlay in Photoshop and this will make life much easier as you can hide slight irregularities in the edges of the clips under the border.
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