Working with Spanned Clips

A spanned clip is created any time you record a single shot that is larger than the capacity of the current P2 card or when the file size exceeds 4 GB. When this happens, the camcorder stops recording the current media file and begins recording a new media file on a new P2 volume. The result is a single shot that seamlessly comprises multiple media files.

Important: To ingest (or reingest) a spanned clip as a single media file, it is recommended that you mount all of the P2 volumes necessary for the clip. Mounting separate P2 volumes at different times may cause Final Cut Pro to transfer only portions of a P2 clip.