Tentacle Sync and Final Cut Pro X Audio Roles

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After syncing clips with Tentacle Sync Studio, exporting an XML file for Final Cut Pro X, then importing the XML file into Final Cut Pro X, the moment I expand a Multicam clip to assign custom audio roles Final Cut Pro X immediately crashes every time.  As wonderful as it is to have perfectly synced multicam clips Roles are an integral part of working with Final Cut Pro X, and if we are unable to assign Roles this is a serious drawback.  I have assigned custom Roles, both audio and video, to thousands of clips in multicam containers that were created by either Plural Eyes or Final Cut Pro X directly and never had this issue.  Again, with Tentacle Sync clips the app crashes immediately.  What steps do you recommend to avoid this?

UPDATE: Any time I try to do ANYTHING to a clip inside a multicam clip created with Tentacle Sync FCP X crashes.  As well as the above making a single change to color also causes an immediate crash.  Why are the multicam clips created with Tentacle Sync so unstable?


Gabrielle, when you exported your XML to FCP X did you just get a sequence of all of the synced pieces on one timeline?

Here’s my current understanding:

Tentacle Sync Studio cannot batch sync and generate synced clips for FCP X. So this means you’d have to identify the synced clips first and send an XML for each one.

Sync-N-Link can batch generate individual synced clips, but it can’t read LTC timecode.

I am trying to figure out how to bridge these two.

It’s nice what Tentacle offers, but it’s a little redundant if I can’t get the synced clips to show up in FCP X.  I’ve been waiting for about 8 months now for the official Tentacle FCP X workflow which has yet materialized and I can find little information on how people are using The Tentacle Syncs with FCPX.

If I have to use the app to send XMLs for every generated sync group of clips, then the benefit is only marginal.

It seems I’d need yet another software to convert the audio TC to AUX TC and then let Sync-N-Link process the clips.

Insight would be greatly appreciated.

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