Final Cut Pro Multiclip Trubles


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 29, 2006
Hi All,

I'm using multiclips alot while editing in Final Cut Pro 5.1 on my 2GHz iMac Core Duo with 1 gig of RAM. I can set up and start using the multiclip just fine. However, I find that coming back to the project after a while, like a few days later or whenever it is, and my multiclip is broken. When viewing it in the browser it takes up the full browser window. If I pause it, it will again show me the multi angles. This is no good, as I can not see what is going on with the other camera. Also, sometimes it just breaks and won't show me the other cameras period. I've also had issues with some of the clips becoming out of sync.

I've fixed the problem at times by deleting the multiclip and starting it over. However, this option is no good when I'm into the project quite a ways. It is also just getting plain annoying. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be greatly appreciated.


macrumors newbie
Dec 22, 2008
Mulitclip viewer jumps to 1-up and back

If you find that the viewer annoyingly switches to 1-up in multiclip mode when you don't want it to - especially if you return to your session after being absent for a while - then you may have Final Cut set to render the clip when you leave the system for a while. To restore the functionality you want, go to the Tools > Render Manager... and delete the render files that have been generated for the project.

To prevent this from happening again go to User Preferences... > General and uncheck the Auto Render checkbox.