I’m very happy with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, particularly due to it’s easy editing of multi camera footage. Next to the main camera, I often use an external microphone connected to my iPhone. FCPX merges camera and external sound comfortably together. On top, I also use my iPad to shoot a couple of sequences which then also merge into the multi camera clips.
All three angles can now be easily cut into a single movie by selecting them as you go along. A very nice tutorial by MacBreak can be found here: Episode 221 – Multi-Cam editing
So far so good…
Unfortunate, as soon as it comes to sharing the results on Youtube or Vimeo, very often a nasty error “QuickTime Error: -50” occurs. To be honest, such a message box is a bit a disappointment in a an Apple product. And it is also a bit of a disappointment as it seems to be around since month. There are long threads in Apples Community forums. But that seems not enough for Apple to either fix the issue or even give some advice in how to work around. It seems as Quicktime found some corrupt files and can’t render them properly. I can’t imagine how that can happen so often.
So after the initial shock, after having edited a movie for hours, I finally found a way that works “mostly” for me:
- In the event browser, select one of the original clips and select from the context menu “Reveal in Finder”. This brings you to the files of your current movie project in the Finder.
- Delete all files within the folders render files and transcoded media (no worry, your originals are stored in Original Media, so don’t touch them 😉
- Close FCPX
- Empty Trash
- Restart FCPX
- Start sharing again
Hope that is the solution that works for ou as well!
Update 1/2/2014: Apple fixed the bug in version 10.1.1.! Great!