Final Cut Express: Batch capture?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by superman666, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. superman666 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    I need to edit a football game, and I filmed the scoreboard after every play. I don't want the scoreboard in the edit of the game, and so i don't want all that extra filespace taken up. So is there a way to capture around it by setting in/out points? I've tried to find some sort of batch capture, and i can set an in and out point but you can't like log it, and continue...

    How do you suggest I do this?
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    AFAIK, there is no batch capture ability in FCE, only FCP.

  3. Alican macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2007
    That's correct. FCE doesn't offer batch capture
  4. seany916 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2006
    Southern California
    Never worked with Express, but just capture it all and set your in & out points in the viewer and bring those into your timeline one segment at a time.

    Workflow is not about doing things the shorter/faster way. It's about finding a way of working that doesn't require you to stop and start. It's the difference between running relaxed or jogging for a long period of time vs. sprinting for bit, then tying your shoelaces in cycles.
  5. frame45 macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Poteau, OK
    Well I'm working on some football in FCE, here's what I do.

    1. Set In / Out then click on (capture) "clip"
    2. Hit escape it'll say user aborted - then you'll have an offline clip
    3. Select all your offline clips then click on (capture) "project"

    then it bring up the regular window you can add handles & everything. It's like a long way to click on what should be the "Log clip" button. But for $800 cheaper I'll happily use this as a workaround.

    Hope this helps!

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