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Old June 18th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Yesterday when I was exporting a video from FCP (File, Export, Quicktime Movie), FCP just disappeared. It was like it was never open. "That's odd," I said to myself, reopening the file. I tried again. Again it did it. I was gett flustered, and tried 'Using Quicktime Conversion.' Ditto. Everything was making FCP just stop. Even after restarting, it kept doing it.

A guy from the NET department out here knew to dump some of my pref's, but my question is what CAUSED that to start? Was it something I did? Can it be avoided? I wasted about an hour trying to figure it out.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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There's probably about a million different things that could've resulted with the FCP crash. It happens. It's not a perfect program. Make sure you have plenty of available RAM during the export. The preferences dumping is the correct thing to do if it does crash like that, because most likely it will continue to crash if the preferences file is corrupt.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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Alex,

I say this all the time, but there are two apps that will keep your system from events like this:

http://www.titanium.free.fr/index_us.html

http://www.alsoft.com

Run all the routines in Onyx, boot from the DW disk (or create one when you download the app) and run both of these at least once every 2-4 weeks and chances are you'll never have things like this happen again.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #4
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Here's a link to trashing FCP preferences.

Trashing Prefs
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