Imported a simple clip of a presentation to phone-camera. As is standard practice, I went through the clip in the Browser, Rejecting a few sections. Selected Browser View mode to "Hide Rejected". As expected, I ended up with a series of clip-ranges - in between each of the rejected ranges. In Filmstrip mode, this series of (non-rejected) ranges was in the correct order. However in List view they were in the wrong order: they had been shuffled.
The same thing happened when the clip was put into a multicam clip, and that multicam clip was put through the same process.
The clip itself (supplied by client) was an mp4 video from an android phone, and had no timecode track. I tried exporting it to ProRes, which does have a timecode track, then imported that and repeated the process, but the same shuffling occurred when in List mode.
In case it is relevant, the Browser's "Sort By" option was greyed-out (unavailable) in all these cases.
I have not before come across this kind of issue in FCPX. In each of the described cases, the order was wrong, but it was not random - the (wrong) order in List-mode was the same in each case. The order in filmstrip mode was correct.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
FCPX version 10.4.6
MacOS version 10.14.3 (Mojave)
esp wrote: The clip itself (supplied by client) was an mp4 video from an android phone, and had no timecode track.
Tried this with a lengthy iPhone clip (Filmic Pro, constant frame rate). Correct order in both Browser views.
esp wrote: In case it is relevant, the Browser's "Sort By" option was greyed-out (unavailable) in all these cases.
Yes. Sort by is only available in Filmstrip view, afaik. That's because in list view, there is a more advanced method to change the order: click in any of the column headers, so that it's highlighted, and you will see up and down arrows on the right side, meaning ascending and descending, corresponding to the category in question, like start time code, date of creation, duration, name in alphabetical order and so forth.
esp wrote: Can anyone shed any light on this?
I hope I did. Although right now I only see how you could have reversed the order, not completely shuffled it.
Yes Axel, my silly mistake - hadn't used FCPX in a while, forgot sorting was by columns when in List-view. Plus working on a small screen (laptop) the columns had been scrolled-off (to the right). When I scrolled them back on, I saw that the Start (timecode) column was not even present, let alone selected for sorting. Instead the selected column was (clip) Name, which was the same for all the ranges, but regardless the sorting happened by duration. On adding back the Start column and sorting by this, the clip ranges appeared in the expected order.