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Old September 2nd, 2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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Problem compressing file for DVD

For some reason I can't get a project I've edited on FCP to compress (to MPEG-2 for DVD). This is what happens: I select the sequence, go to EXPORT under FILE and pick USING COMPRESSOR and then nothing happens. I'm pretty sure this is the process I've done previously. Can anybody shed some light on this.

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Old September 3rd, 2004, 12:14 AM   #2
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Hi there!
This happened to me as well but all i did was update FCPHD and then all was good.. have u done yer updates yet?
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 12:21 PM   #3
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I've heard it's not necessarily the best thing to update or install software in the middle of a project. Have you tried trashing preferences? Usually trashing preferences and repairing permissions work wonders on a Mac.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 03:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. Patricia (or anyone who might know) what is the proceedure for trashing preferences and repairing permissions?

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Old September 3rd, 2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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To trash preferences: open the finder, click on home (usually your name); click on the library folder; click on the preferences folder; find the preference file you want (maybe both FCP and Compressor in this case?), drag it to the trash.

To repair permissions: go to the finder. Type in disk utility in the search area. Double click on the icon. When the window opens, make sure you check the correct disk (normally the hard drive where you're running FCP). Do Not erase, Do Not partition. Check repair permissions. When it's done, I always shut down my computer and restart.
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Old September 4th, 2004, 07:30 AM   #6
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Old September 8th, 2004, 01:12 AM   #7
 
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Say Vishal,

When you said "update FCP HD" did you mean upgrade to FCP HD from another version or did you mean update it with patches or whatever on the web. I've got FCP HD and wasn't sure if they did web upgrades of the sa
me version or what.

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