Red flag on clip in Final Cut Express

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Bob Bethune, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Bob Bethune

    Bob Bethune Guest

    I'm a FCX newbie. I just placed a clip on the timeline, and it shows up with
    a red flag on it that says "-48.10" which is ever so enlightening! I'd
    appreciate somebody telling me what that thing is. Of course I can't find it
    in the manual because I have no idea what the manual might call it!

    Anyway, it seems to play without problems, so away I go....
    Bob Bethune, Sep 24, 2003
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  2. Bob Bethune

    Ed Anson Guest

    Those flags are usually time offsets. Without seeing it I can't be sure,
    but it sounds like you either got two clips overlapping or you got the
    sound track offset from the video. The former is easier to do, and thus
    more likely.

    BTW: There is an option to snap clips to position. You might want to
    enable it. When active, it automatically lines up a clip to the adjacent
    clip or to the time cursor, whichever is closer, if you just get it
    close. Most of the time that's what you want and it saves a lot of effort.

    IHTH. Enjoy!
    Ed Anson, Sep 25, 2003
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  3. Bob Bethune

    Dan Maas Guest

    I'm a FCX newbie. I just placed a clip on the timeline, and it shows up with
    If you have a video clip and associated audio clip, and they have been
    moved out of sync, final cut will put a little red flag on one or both
    of the clips. Or, it could be that the video or audio is in a format
    that needs to be rendered. (e.g. video at a different size or frame
    rate from the sequence settings; also Final Cut seems not to trust the
    audio data embedded in raw .dv files...)

    Dan Maas, Sep 25, 2003
  4. Bob Bethune

    Bob Bethune Guest

    I think I see what's going on. The clip in question is being used as a
    cutaway; I pulled the video in and left the audio behind. It's probably
    waving the red flag at me 'cause it's lonely for its audio, poor thing.
    Well, it will just have to suffer.

    Thanks for the info, everybody!
    Bob Bethune, Sep 25, 2003
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