Recapturing Clips

When you recapture a clip, you capture its media file, even if it already has a media file associated with it. There may be several reasons why you’d want to recapture clips:

Recapturing is essentially the same as capturing. The only notable difference is that when you recapture, there may already be a media file associated with a clip. When you recapture media, you can replace the clip’s existing media file, or capture a new media file to a different location by changing the path of the scratch disk. For more information, see Specifying Scratch Disks.

To recapture your clips, simply follow the batch capturing steps described in Batch Capturing Clips.

Recapturing Subclips

Subclips refer to portions of media files by using virtual subclip limits. When you tell Final Cut Pro to capture a subclip, the subclip limits are ignored, and the entire duration of the original media file is captured.

Recapturing Merged Clips

Merged clips are powerful because they allow you to group together a video media file and multiple independent audio files within a single clip. This is especially useful for dual system moviemaking, where video and audio come from separate sources and are synchronized during post-production. A merged clip is a single clip in the Browser that keeps these independent media files synced. When you recapture the media files for a merged clip, you may have to make several capturing passes from different video and audio sources.

Important: Generally, it’s best if all audio files referenced by merged clips are stored on one scratch disk (preferably in the same folder).

For more information about merged clips, see Merging Clips from Dual System Video and Audio.