I would like to send out my draft edit to the customer, of a talk show. I would like to show Project TC. Customer then writes down TC ranges for bits to delete. E.g. 1:00:00 to 1:12:00 and 4:01:00 to 4:25:00
Problem is once I make the first delete, everything downstream changes value!
My only approach is to display SRC TC, but then I have problem finding where that appears.
I would like a connected (compound?) clip with baked in REC TC, that I can toggle ON/OFF.
I do this, but via Frame.io, and my solution is to set To-Do markers (Frame.io imports them directly) for the edits first. If Before Frame.io I did this manually. Set a marker for each edit first. Then move through them in the timeline. TC doesn't matter once markers are made. I'm also able to hand corrections off to my assistant to do if I'm having a really busy day. Just a suggestion.
I keep the original project that you sent to client and use as a reference for the edits. Before doing that, create a separate project that is the edited version, if that makes sense. I do this all the time.
Hi, I also do this all the time. I duplicate the project, then blade the edits, switch these clips off 'V' key, work through to the end and then go back and delete all the inactive sections. Not elegant but it works for me.
Couple easy ways to do this. If it's say a multicam clip: open the multicam and drop either the CoreMelt "Source Timecode" or Apples "Timecode" onto the clips (make sure TC is set to 'source') Then your client will use those SMPTE times to describe the edits (instead of the project running time). Do your edits and send the next version. Lather, rinse and repeat. Just delete (or uncheck) the Timecode effect before your final bounce. If it's a single camera shoot: put the timecode effect (set to source) on the FULL clip in the timeline, then make it into a compound clip and edit that. Again the edit notes will be the correct source footage regardless of the length of your timeline. I hope this makes sense. Took me a while to stumble on that because I had the same problem with everything being off once I made that first edit. ; >
I like the "V" option even better than the Shift+Delete, although both are good. I can then do a roll-edit (trim) to fine tune, before cleaning everything.
As an alternative, I found that after blading, I can lift the segment with Option+Command+UpArrow. Then just as part of my learning, I created a Video role called "Lifted" and assigned that to all lifted sub clips. I can now turn off these just by toggling on/off the Lifted role. This was interesting, but I think the most useful will be to just Blade then V to turn off, then fine tine with roll edit . When all done, delete the segments.
Isn't FCPX great? I am really enjoying learning some of its features!
Now the client wants to totally dissect and re-arrange the recording. He wants to take start/end TC for every spoken paragraphs, and then decide which to keep and in what order. I guess this is normal production, but quite a headache.
If it wasn't MC, then I would just keyword each range, but I haven't found a way to do this with MC. So any advice would be most welcome.
In the meantime I was wondering if the following would work, or if there was a better way:
I have 3 camera clips, with good audio on Cam 1. Audios on Cam 2 and Cam 3 are scratch only. I also have an extra, audio only clip from the mic of the person asking the questions.
If I detach the audio form Cam 1, then make a Sync Clip of the 2 audio tracks and each of the cameras in turn, so I will have Sync 1,2 and 3 - all with 2 audio lanes - one that came from Cam 1 and the other from the audio only.