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Live Cut

Multi camera editor for Final Cut Pro

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Documentation - Version 0.9, 2004/12/01
(c) 2004 Michael Egger [ a n y m a ], me(AT)

Please note

As of version 5.0 Final Cut Pro has it's own, very good multicamera suppport

Live Cut works with FCP 4.5 on Tiger, but will not be developed any further. For a sustainable solution, Leopard support, and more, ...
we recommend you to switch to Apple Final Cut 6.0


Live Cut is a very simple and intuitive tool for editing multi camera shots (up to 4 cameras).
Editing can be done in realtime, very much as in a live editing suite, by simply switching between four synchronized sources.

Live Cut is donation ware - if you find this program useful, please consider making a donation to support further development

Live Cut is used as a preprocessor for Apple's Final Cut Pro. A standard procedure would be as follows:

  1. Shoot your event with up to 4 cameras
  2. Capture your footage in Final Cut Pro
  3. Synchronize your tracks in Live Cut
  4. Let it roll! Watch all your sources in realtime and cut between them on the fly
  5. Fine tune your edits in Live Cut's timeline, if necessary
  6. Export your timeline to Final Cut Pro
  7. Add transitions, effects, inserts and titles...
  8. Burn
Live Cut Overview

Live Cut is programmed in cycling74's Max/MSP and David Rokeby's softVNS

Main Features


Live Cut is free software (as in "free speech" not "free beer"). 
It is published under GNU GPL; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of 
the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this document; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.

System Requirements

Live Cut runs on my 876Mhz G4 Powerbook - two tracks when the footage remains on the internal harddisk
Up to 4 tracks if footage is split over different (external) harddisks



Live Cut Documentation

Known Issues

Versions 0.9.92 and up

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