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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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General Error mess. exporting to QT in FCP6

My problem is exporting a sequence to Quicktime in Final cut Studio.

I can export 4 or five clips in the timeline fine.

But when I combine 40 .mov (all small files--around 3.5 mb)--I get a general error message. Once I got a general error 34 message--which research says it is directed towards the directory.

All clips were shot with the XL H1 and recorded tapeless to the FS-C.

This is not an important project--I was running some tests on the Xl H1--but it certainly impacts how I shoot/edit in the future.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cam record mode
Record XL H1
1080--16x9-60i

Record to FS-C
HD Record
Quicktime

Copied .mov files from FS-C to directory on HD

Computer
dual quad 3ghz, 8 gb ram,
drive for scratch dish has 488gb space

QT files which were copied from FS-C all play with no problem on the computer--and in FCP

In FCP
Set Seq preset to HDV-1080i60
Capture preset HDV

Sequence Settings:
HD (1440X1080) (16:9)
Aspect ratio HD (1440 1080)
Compressor HDV 1080i60

All the files were copied to a bin in the FCP project--the files all play in FCP and show as
Frame Size 1440X1080
Compressor HDV 1080i60

I have tried exporting using Quicktime movie and current settings
uncompressed 8 bit
and I have tried to export via quicktime conversion HDV 1080i60(which the files already are but just tried something to see if it would work)

Thanks
Ron
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Old June 8th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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I had the same problem a few weeks ago... dumped my preferences and the problems fixed.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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Dumping pref.?

Thanks for your input Chris

Chris when you dumped your preferences--was that the only file you dumped? and did you simply restart FCP and all was well?

I tried that-- restarted FCP brought my project back up and got the General error 34 message when trying to export again--have a feeling that I may need to dump all FCP files--and reinstall.

If there are any other thoughts greatly appreciated!!!!

Thanks Ron
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Old June 8th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #4
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Ron,

It could very well be that your OSX directory is at fault not necessarily just FCP. There are two things you should do before you re-invent the wheel by wiping your drive and reinstalling everything:

1. Download and run all the routines in Onyx for Mac (free): http://www.titanium.free.fr/index_us.html

2. Purchase and Download DiskWarrior 4: http://alsoft.com/index.html

If after doing both these things you still have issues then let us know.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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Export to QT fixed

Per Josh's recom. on the DVcreators forum site--

I repaired permissions on the OS drive
disconnected all external drives
deleted all render files

New project in FCP--reimported all QT files--edited in timeline--exported to QT without any problems.

thanks for your input!
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