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Jeffrey Carterdrop zone turns video to still
by on Jul 13, 2011 at 8:58:40 pm

I created a motion template in Motion 5 for FCP X that uses drop zones. When I drop a video clip in the well (in FCP X) it turns to a still only. Any way of having a moving video clip in a drop zone?


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Mark SpencerRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:00:48 pm

It's likely that the duration of the drop zone is longer than your video - when the video comes to the end, it holds the last frame.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Jeffrey CarterRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:10:39 pm

No, It's still from the beginning - no motion whatsoever...


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Jeffrey CarterRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:26:32 pm

If I publish an "effect template" the drop zones are video, but if I do a "motion template" the drop zones are still.


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Mark SpencerRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Jul 13, 2011 at 10:13:52 pm

Do you mean a generator? Motion templates don't appear in FCP X.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Jeffrey CarterRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:44:49 pm

Yes. If I create an "effect template" it has a placeholder that works, and I can add additional drop zones. In FCPX, I drop the 'effect' onto a video source and that becomes drop zone 1, but additional drop zones show up as 'wells' and I can add video to them, and they work fine.

If I create a 'generator' as a stand alone video clip, drop zones show up as 'wells' and I can add video to them, but they are turned into stills, not motion.


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Mark SpencerRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:47:12 pm

That's odd, they work fine for me. Are you absolutely sure your video is long enough? Sometimes the drop zone in the generator isn't revealed for the first several seconds, but the video plays from the very start, and runs out. Otherwise, not sure what to tell you.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Maurice PascalRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:34:48 pm

I have exactly the same problem. I don't know if Jeffrey already solved the problem, but here's the steps to reproduce:

1. Create a blank generator file in Motion 5.
2. Add a new Drop Zone (spanning the default duration of 10 seconds)
3. Save the file
4. Open up the generator template in a new Final Cut Pro X project
5. Browse to a movieclip that's long enough
6. Drag the movieclip to the Drop Zone well
7. Play the project...
8. ...the movieclip in the Drop Zone is a still (first frame)

I dunno what's going wrong. Anyone?


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Adam HarveyRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on May 6, 2013 at 1:38:57 pm

Sorry to bring back an old thread but this problem has been happening to me as well. Has there been any fix to this problem?


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ian jamesRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:46:43 pm

After experiencing the same problem, here's what I determined.

Clips must come from Event Library, NOT the timeline.
*However, a New Compound Clip can be created and used as well.

Hope this helps.


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Tangier ClarkeRe: drop zone turns video to still
by on Feb 1, 2016 at 6:35:46 pm

My video clips for the drop zone do come from the event browser and I still have this issue.

FCP X 10.2.2
Generator built with Motion 5.2.2
Ma OS 10.11.3

Tangier


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