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Secrets for Real-time Sequences in Final Cut Pro

Walter Biscardi

Walter Biscardi
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It's late, you're running late, and you can't figure out why your sequence isn't playing in real time. Fortunately, Creative Cow leader and Final Cut Pro expert Walter Biscardi is here to help. You know that something's wrong, Walter knows what, and he tells you how to fix it here.

 

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Re: Walter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by Austin Bio
Why does the info in this video not apply to FCP 7? My sequence and clips match in every single detail, and I have RED render lines every time I even extent a clip or put a new clip in the sequence. This video only applies in specific scenarios...
@Austin Bio
by Tim Wilson
Austin, if you take a look at the earliest comments, you'll that Walter made this tutorial four years ago, quite a bit before FCP 7 came out. It is to be expected that things have changed.

Be sure to stop by the COW's Final Cut Pro forum to ask any specific questions about how to improve performance using versions of FCP released later than this tutorial.

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The typos here are most likely because I'm, a) typing this on my phone; and b) an idiot.
@Tim Wilson
by Austin Bio
Thanks Tim! Will do.
@Austin Bio
by Tim Wilson
Good luck! :-) This has been an issue with FCP for many years of course, so I hope you can find what you need for this version in the forum....

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The typos here are most likely because I'm, a) typing this on my phone; and b) an idiot.
@Austin Bio
by walter biscardi
Hey Austin,

In FCP 7, Create a New Sequence, Drag your first clip into that Sequence, if the Sequence Settings don't match your clips FCP will prompt you with "Would you like your Sequence to match your Clip Settings?", Say Yes.

That should do it. Good luck!

Walter

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Re: Walter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by walter biscardi
Glad this information is still helpful you guys! Happy editing!

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Re: Walter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by Anne Kostalas
I am in the woods in Canada editing a film about bears. I don't exactly have any technical support here apart from a good friend on skype. Your tutorial has just made my day as I was having problems with clip and sequence settings not matching.
You have solved a problem for me and I'm now going to make a point of watching your other tutorials.
Thank you so much.
Anne
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Honestly, i can not thank you
by Martin Deeney
Honestly, i can not thank you enough for this information, i was pulling my hair out with all the rendering. thank you so much. for anyone else having problems in fcp with canon xha1 25p frame footage the sequence settings are
Fr size -1440x1080
Aspect Ratio HD -(1440x1080) 916:9)
Pixel Aspect Ratio - HD (1440x1080)
Field Dom -Lower
Compressor -Apple Intermediate Codec
thanks Walt, very good overview
by Alf Hanna
This certainly is a mystery point of FCP. This really clarified things. Thanks!
Walter Biscardi's Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by mark palmos
hey walt
you nutty man you,
have a super day too
best
mark.
Walter Biscardi's Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by walter biscardi
I honestly never HDV material natively. We convert all HDV to DVCPro HD or ProRes for editing via our Kona 3's.

HDV does have to conform for playback due to it's nature as a long GOP MPEG-2 format. My guess is that because you're mixing various formats in the same timeline, it's causing FCP to have to conform everything that might get played into HDV before playback will start.

But again, we never edit HDV natively so I can't tell you for certain.
Walter Biscardi's Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by Stevesteve
I'm not new but this helped clarify several things. Here's a question for you though regarding FCP 6. I have recently been working in an HDV sequence with several sources clips of different formats. Many times, not always, when I go to render an effect, instead of the 'writing video' blue rendering bars, I will sometimes get a 'conforming HDV' bar instead. Even if all effects are already rendered, and I hit command/R (just to be sure), the 'conforming HDV' render bar still comes up. I never experienced this situation until this project.
Could you explain.-
Thanks, Steve
Walter Biscardi's Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by walter biscardi
My pleasure paddy. Hopefully I'm keeping YOU from getting annoyed with FCP the next time you start a project! :-)
Walter Biscardi's Secrets for Real-time Sequences
by Paddy
Great video Walter - next time I set up an FCP project, I'll remember how *annoyed* you'll be with me if I do it wrong! ;-)


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