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Neal Klaeser
Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 1:45:31 am

Recorded a 1.5 hr. Program today with a HPX170 at 720p/60 on a 64gb card. I transferred the footage to an external HD like always and used my log and transfer in FCP 7.0 to begin editing. When I opened the footage in the log and transfer window I noticed that all the clips had a duration of 4 min. 55 sec and said partial span next to each clip. I do realize that my program recorded over onto my second 64gb P2 card but wasn't expecting all the clips to be partial spanned? Is there a setting somewhere controlling the input duration?

Neal Klaeser
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Shane Ross
Re: Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 2:50:58 am

Been shooting with P2 long? P2 has a file size limit of 4GB...therefore clips are broken up into 4GB chunks. Shoot anything long duration...then the files are split up, and "spanned," meaning the clip spans several files. FCP will join them into one clip again, when you convert them.

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Neal Klaeser
Re: Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 8:33:26 am

When will they join together again? They are split up into 4:55 clips times 14 equaling the total duration of my program. I've shot long format programs before and never had this happen before.

Neal Klaeser
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Shane Ross
Re: Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:20:38 pm

[Neal Klaeser] "When will they join together again?"

When you Log and Transfer them. In the L&T interface they might look separate, but when you actually transfer them, then they'll join up.

[Neal Klaeser] "They are split up into 4:55 clips times 14 equaling the total duration of my program. "

Yup. That's the 4GB file size limitation of the cards.

[Neal Klaeser] "I've shot long format programs before and never had this happen before."

On tapeless? Some formats allow for longer clips, others do not. P2 breaks up the footage, but joins them in the edit system.

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Neal Klaeser
Re: Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:24:04 pm

They come into the bin as separate clips. 4:55 each.
It shows up on the camera as one clip.

Neal Klaeser
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Shane Ross
Re: Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:38:46 pm

OK, now that's not right at all.

Hmmm...trash your FCP preferences. It's what you do when FCP isn't acting as it should. digitalrebellion.com has PREFERENCE MANAGER, that does this with one button click, for free.

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Neal Klaeser
Re: Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 7:23:25 pm

What's weird is that the second camera that I shot the event with is doing the same thing as the first camera so I took your recommendation and downloaded the application. I started a new project and deleted the old footage from the HD and seeing if trashing the preferences makes a difference. I'll let you all know what happens.

Neal Klaeser
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Neal Klaeser
Re: Partial Span Confusion
on Apr 14, 2014 at 7:40:43 pm

Well...it's the same result as before. I have attached a photo of the log and transfer window. Grrrr.

Neal Klaeser
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