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Laurie Pepper
clip names corrupted in timeline & browser FCP 7
on Feb 25, 2015 at 5:18:54 am

Working in a huge project with many timelines. Suddenly, today, clips are showing up both in timeline and browser with the names of other clips within the project. OR they keep their names but their CONTENT is that of other clips. These were updated and media reconnected, initially. And it all worked fine. But now it's truly a mess. Is there some way to un-corrupt this project? Clean it up? I'm perfectly willing to break it up into small projects again, but Don't want to lose many many changes I've made over the last few weeks.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: clip names corrupted in timeline & browser FCP 7
on Feb 25, 2015 at 11:57:34 am

Are you editing h.264 or MP4 files in your timeline?

If no to the question above, have you tried trashing preferences?

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Laurie Pepper
Re: clip names corrupted in timeline & browser FCP 7
on Feb 25, 2015 at 7:33:44 pm

Thought of trashing prefs. Didn't. Will try. H264


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David Roth Weiss
Re: clip names corrupted in timeline & browser FCP 7
on Feb 25, 2015 at 7:50:13 pm

Hi Laurie! You're not be happy with this, but your issue is unfortunately due to the fact that you're editing h.264 in FCP 7, which unfortunately is not capable of dealing with it properly.

For the record, h.264 and all of the other MPEG variants such as MP4, MPEG 2, etc. are not really supported. There are a zillion posts here on the subject, and it's why I asked that first. Yes, you can seemingly work with those codecs, but then all kinds of issues quickly rise to the surface, just as you've noticed.

The only good way of editing those codecs is to transcode the material to a codec designed for editing such as Pro Res, etc. before editing.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions


David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.


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Laurie Pepper
Re: clip names corrupted in timeline & browser FCP 7
on Feb 25, 2015 at 8:12:00 pm

Ohhh, dear. Actually clips are hodgepodge of codecs: animation, ntsc, etc. etc. ANY suggestions for a way to batch modify literally hundreds of clips?????? I've never had this problem before but I've never had such a HUGE project put together and reassembled from so many sources. I think my first task is to dis-assemble the project back into its parts.


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Laurie Pepper
Re: clip names corrupted in timeline & browser FCP 7
on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:42:19 am

But WAIT. I'm using FCP 7. I thought I'd put that in the headline.... Doesn't FCP7 accept a variety of codecs?


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Shane Ross
Re: clip names corrupted in timeline & browser FCP 7
on Feb 26, 2015 at 3:29:32 am

[Laurie Pepper] "Doesn't FCP7 accept a variety of codecs?"

Yes...but ONLY the ones you see in the Easy Setup list. Not just any old codec you happen to throw at it. That's the realm of Premiere Pro.

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