generating editable sequences in FCP 4.5

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by theblob, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. theblob macrumors newbie

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    Im trying to work out how to create sequences that i can move into other sequences in order to create motion paths for them.:confused:

    the only option i have seems to be to create a quicktime movie of the clip and reimport it, thus making it editable within the context of the main sequence.

    But once i do this i lose the ability to re-edit the clip should i need to, without making a new QT movie and reinporting it.

    will i lose any quality using this method?

    thanks for any assistance;)
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    You could nest the Sequence. (Sequence->Nest Items)

    -DH
     
  3. theblob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but the nest isnt directly editable in another sequence, double click to open it in the viewer and it opens the nest and all the clips within it. i cannot create keyframes for it as a single clip.
     
  4. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    Option-double-click the sequence to open in Viewer. Regular double-click will, as you said, open on the Timeline.
     
  5. theblob thread starter macrumors newbie

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