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Timecode breaks during crunch-time: Final Cut Pro editing

Imagine this, your production manager runs into your office at 3:30 pm on a Thursday with sweat beading down his forehead and in a fevered pitch hands you a beta shot by an amatuer videographer and says "we need this cut and in the client's hands by 9 am Friday."

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Instead of painstakingly looking for the takes you like before capturing you decide to capture the whole tape as a single clip, but much to your dismay you have a plethora of timecode breaks and end up with a bunch of annoying separated clips.

Under Final Cut Pro's 'User Preferences' choose 'Warn After Capture' from the 'On Timecode Break' option, to avoid the separation of clips and to get a full tape as a single clip.

Just a tip for all of my fellow obsessive compulsive editors out there!

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