So Rough Cuts can only be built from clips and subclips?
Can I select an In and Out point in a clip and add it to a Rough Cut?
Can I use a comment marker to select what I'd like to add to a Rough Cut?
lowbudgetfun, try this:
Open a Rough Cut in Prelude, then open a source clip containing comment markers.
Select one or more markers, either in the Timeline panel or in the Marker List panel.
From the Rough Cut menu choose Add Selected Markers.
This adds the clip to the Rough Cut using the In and Out of the marker(s) as the In and Out(s) of the clip(s).
I hope this is useful.
This application confuses me. To me rough cuts seems like an awful lot of work adding edit metadata and moving that over to premier, not the actual edit, just your metadata notes and all the unused media with instructions were the in out points should be. can someone please explain the workflow, purpose of this time consuming step in the edit process is this mainly useful in organizing large projects as Im frustrated for about a week.
Hi StevenGotts –
Roughcuts were originally designed with the non-editor in mind. Target user is more in the realm of the producer, assistants, journalists, etc. Roughcuts allow you to create the proper sequence for your story without having to think about the detailed edit decisions (like transitions and effects, etc). You can take the subclips you have created from the logging step and easily drag-drop them into the Roughcut Timeline and build your story. If you are a non-editor this is the final step you take before sending this to edit. Once in edit, the roughcut becomes a sequence which provides the editor the overall sense of the story the producer/assistant/etc is trying to tell. All markers and comments come along for the ride to provide additional commentary to support the vision.
For an editor using Prelude, we realize that creating a roughcut is probably not a step you want or need since you are already comfortable creating sequences in your NLE. If this is the case, you can use Prelude to ingest, log and organize your clips quickly. Then you can select your clips in the Prelude Project Panel and send them to Premiere Pro. Once in Premiere Pro you would then create your sequences and do your edit.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
Thanks for the question!
Thank You Micheal. That was a more than sufficient explanation. I understand now. In a team eviroment I can see how this would be very useful. As a single person I did find it useful to ingest, review and pass into premier Im glad you cleared up the "rough cut" part for me. Thanks Again
All the Best
It appears that Prelude FCP XML export works only with FCP 7, not with the current version of Final Cut: FCP X. There is a work-around as noted below.
I exported a number of projects to FCP XML. I tried to open them in FCP X via Import > XML. However, the XML file is "grayed-out" and therefore inaccessible.
I exported a P Pro project to FCP XML as well just to see if that worked differently. It too would not open in FCP X.
I downloaded a $10 app from Apple called "7toX for Final Cut Pro." It converts FCP 7 XML files to FCP X XML files. After converting, the Prelude-exported FCP XML files opened in FCP X.
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