FCP 7 Mov Files

jflora1980

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I have 3 camera setup. Each camera SD card has between 5-9 movie clips in them. I have a L R and Center camera. Already have all the clips on my computer. I want to take all the Left clips and combine then the Right clips and then Center. To have 3 MOV files in the end which I will load into FCP. What is the fastest way to obtain this.

Also with FCP as I am going through and watching the program I use 1 for left 2 for center and 3 for right angles. This is also my cut, lets say I mess an angle up is there a way to delete or undo that blade cut and redo it?

Thanks in advance!
 

Gwendolini

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So you want to group them, for selecting the camera during editing from the source monitor?

Or do you want to make all three clips visible side by side in the program monitor?


Grouping is the standard behavior.

As for messing up a cut, you could always delete the wrong clip and expand the correct one, or simply change the wrong clip to the right camera via the multi cam tools.
 

jflora1980

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So you want to group them, for selecting the camera during editing from the source monitor?

Or do you want to make all three clips visible side by side in the program monitor?


Grouping is the standard behavior.

As for messing up a cut, you could always delete the wrong clip and expand the correct one, or simply change the wrong clip to the right camera via the multi cam tools.

Basically I have 3 camera. Each camera has anywhere from 5-8 individual mov files. Left Right and Center. Just need to break those individual clips into 1 Left 1 Right and 1 Center. Im not sure how to change the camera view other than cutting. Here is a screenshot of my original files. These need to be combined or joined into 1 of each.
 

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Can that help setting up individual groups? That way you might not need continuous clips.


But if you want to do that, use each video track of your FCP sequence for one camera and its clips, synchronize if necessary and then export each video track as ProRes mov file.
 
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Can that help setting up individual groups? That way you might not need continuous clips.


But if you want to do that, use each video track of your FCP sequence for one camera and its clips, synchronize if necessary and then export each video track as ProRes mov file.

But will this allow all of the individual movie clips to be combined into one for each camera. I can take and stack all the clips in Quicktime and make it 1 file but it takes 2 hours for each one to complete. 6 hours for all three camera angles. There just has to be a better way to combine the camera angles into 1 clip for each camera. The person before did it they just did not leave any info on how they did it lol.
 

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But will this allow all of the individual movie clips to be combined into one for each camera. I can take and stack all the clips in Quicktime and make it 1 file but it takes 2 hours for each one to complete. 6 hours for all three camera angles. There just has to be a better way to combine the camera angles into 1 clip for each camera. The person before did it they just did not leave any info on how they did it lol.
If the files are H264 .mov files, maybe you can use something like Mp4tools or ffmpeg to combine/mux them instead transcoding.
And yes, using FCP that way will get you one clip per camera, for whatever reasons (it is not usually done that way).
 
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