FCE Capture Help Please :)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by e²Studios, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. e²Studios macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    Ok well i know in iMovie along with the version of another manufacturers NLE application all i really had to do is use the capture feature and it would take the footage form my XL1 and put them neatly in clip form.

    I decided today to jump in to using FCE and when i went to capture it did indeed capture but it didnt capture as clips, it was once huge clip. I have no desire to edit/cut my own clips and when i use the camera i am conscious of when i know a clip would be made.

    How do i make FCE give me the capture in clips and not just one huge video file? I am quite frustrated at the moment, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Ed
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    I don't remember what it's called exactly, but I'm pretty sure FCE has a "scene detection" feature where it creates a new clip every time the camera stopped recording. Have you tried digging around in the manual?

    Lethal
     
  3. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but until you get a better solution, how about capturing into iMovie first and then importing the individual clips into FCE? I have done this, so I know it works.
     
  4. e²Studios thread starter macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    I was just about to post that i found it in my manual

    "after you capture a clip, you can simply select it and choose DV Start/Stop Detection from the Mark menu. The program will scan the footage for scene breaks and create a placeholder, called a marker, for each. To view the resulting segments, control-click in the browser and choose View As List from the contextual menu that appears -- in general, a list view is a better, more functional choice."

    Ill have to try this again as I am importing my video again since i though i did it wrong the first time.. doh.. live and learn... I tried to look thru the manual but i get antsy when i get stressed so i failed to see the page i later found..

    Hopefully this works and i can see my clips :D

    Ed
     

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