Need help adding black frames to front and back of clips

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MrWells2009, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. MrWells2009 macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    The problem that I have is that I have about 200 clips that need 5 frames of black added to the front and 10 frames of black added to the back of each clip. Currently I am adding them as slugs in FCP and batch rendering them in Compressor, but I am hoping somebody has found a better way.

    I would love to find a program that could automatically add the needed frames or even render out the 5 and 10 frame piece and join the clips that way, but there needs to be a batch option so I can set it to run overnight. Anybody heard of such a thing?
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    I can't help you, I would see this is the way, but I was interested why you need to do this.
  3. MrWells2009 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    The project that I was working on has changed, now the client wants the extra black frames added to each clip to assist in the broadcast - transcoding process at their facility.
  4. nfable macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2007
    Not a solution...

    but a consolation...
    Charge your client by the hour.
    You say 'now the client wants...' indicating it's a new desired part of your work flow, and you should be compensated accordingly... it really wouldn't take much time, just mind numbing, tho eh?


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