Clip Size in Final Cut Express

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by sargonkiadi, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. sargonkiadi macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I've been given a CD with wonderful png's that form overlay's, however don't have any kind of software to make it animated (other than Final Cut Express)

    Is there any possible way to set a clip size before import, or before they are placed into the timeline? (Shortening 450 images doesn't sound like a fun day)

    Thanks :apple:
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you mean "clip length/duration" by clip size?

    If so page 802 of the FCE manual:

    Changing the Duration of Still Images

    Once an image is edited into your sequence, it has a default duration of 10 seconds. However, you may want the image to play for a longer or shorter duration. There are a few ways to change the duration of a clip.

    To change the default duration of still images:

    1 Choose Final Cut Express > User Preferences, then click the Editing tab.
    2 Enter a new value in the Still/Freeze Duration field.


    Note: This setting only affects graphics imported after you change this setting. Previously imported graphics still retain the same In and Out points.
     
  3. sargonkiadi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah-hah,

    I wondered what happened to page 802 in my manual!

    Thanks so much for this information, as I indeed did mean to say Clip length/duration.

    In the meantime I found another way to achieve this as a temporary solution, and perhaps one that others might find interesting, if you will be wanting to have different speeds throughout your timeline.

    I highlighted all the still images, right clicked, chose "Duration (00:...)" and entered the time I was wanting to have, "00:00:00:01"

    Thanks Spinnerlys
     

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