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Ella Currer
Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 22, 2014 at 4:04:47 pm

I'd like to set my many clips' in-points to one frame in rather than zero. I am trying to find a way to do that by selecting all clips and right clicking in the Browser's "In" column but not finding a way. I know I can utilize that function to CLEAR the ins across multiple clips but is there a way to set a uniform IN?

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Nick Meyers
Re: Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 23, 2014 at 8:31:22 am

not really.
manual is probably the quickest way.

why do you want to do it anyway?
could be a better way to achieve what you want.


nick


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John Pale
Re: Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:03:48 pm

Export the bin as a batch list.

Open in Excel and make your adjustments. Not an Excel whiz, but I am guessing there is a way to copy the data from the Media Start column to the In column, then increment all of it by 1 frame.

Then import your adjusted Batch List back into FCP and relink.


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Ella Currer
Re: Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:39:44 pm

Thanks for the idea. I adjust the Batch list In in Excel but the modified In resets back to zero upon import. Doesn't seem to work. Would love if this were a feature same as the right+click "Clear In"!

The reason I need to adjust many clips one frame is they were delivered with a one frame title card at the head so need to adjust to get that out.


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Nick Meyers
Re: Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:53:05 pm

adjust a batch list? surely that would have taken LONGER than just doing it manually?

ok, here's a way that's pretty quick IMO:

drag all clips to a new timeline
select 1st edit, toggle selection (with U key) so you are set up for a ripple action
(or just use the ripple tool for that matter)

now use > key to ripple 1 frame,
then left arrow to jump to next edit

then >, Left arrow away till all clips are trimmed.
you could probably do a hundred in less than a minute

now you can copy / paste back to a new bin.


nick


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Ella Currer
Re: Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:07:50 pm
Last Edited By Ella Currer on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:09:02 pm

Changing the In in Excel with Batch List is actually easy with a one-time copy/paste of the 00:00:00:01 timecode in the In column, but as I said, it doesn't hold upon import of the list so does indeed wind up being a waste of time.

Your solution would be great if laying all clips into a timeline didn't lay them in as their full duration so therefore no handles to ripple edit.

Easiest/fastest way I've found is to click each clip's In timecode in the Browser and type "1" to set the in to 1 frame in.

FCP feature request!


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Nick Meyers
Re: Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:58:06 am

you don't need a handle as you are TRIMMING the shot.

nick


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Ella Currer
Re: Set in-point for multiple clips at once
on Aug 26, 2014 at 8:38:16 pm

You're right, Nick. Thanks.


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