Media Management and Project Interchange

Multiclips are a unique aspect of Final Cut Pro, so you need to be aware of how Final Cut Pro translates multiclips during media management or when exporting to a project interchange file such as an EDL.

Working with Multiclips in the Media Manager

The Media Manager has an option to include all multiclip angles, so the media file for every angle is processed. If you deselect this option, only the media file of the active angle is processed. With multiclip sequences that use a lot of angles, deselecting this option can significantly reduce the amount of media processed. By default, this option is not selected, so only the media file for the active multiclip angle is processed.

Figure. Media Manager showing the "Duplicate selected clips and place into a new project" checkbox and the "Include nonactive multiclip angles" checkbox.

For more information about using the Media Manager, see Overview of the Media Manager.

Reconnecting and Recapturing Multiclips

When a media file for a multiclip angle is offline, Final Cut Pro indicates that the entire multiclip is offline (a red slash appears through the icon). When you view a multiclip in the Viewer, offline angles are indicated by a “Media Offline” frame.

Reconnecting media files for angles in a multiclip is the same as reconnecting media files for other clips. When you reconnect media files to multiclip angles, you can reconnect angles that are offline, online, or both.

When you batch capture a multiclip, Final Cut Pro captures the media files for all angles.