Organizing FCE HD at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 7th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 259
Organizing FCE HD


I just filmed a wedding in HDv on 3 seperate tapes, when I went to capture the tapes all was going well and then it stopped and said that "Harddrive is full"

I have been using an external harddrive fas my scratch disk and have about 250GBs left on it.

Is there somewhere else on my computer is storing stuff where I sould clean up?

I havenīt really filled up my computer with music and movies, just the applicatios that I use for editing.

Any help would be appreciated,

Chris Westerstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #2
Regular Crew
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 35
Open your Final Cut folder in Applications and there should be a bunch of folders like Render Files, Scratch Disk, and Capture Files. That's where you can do a lot of clean up. You can also look in your Preferences within FCE and see where all your capture files are assigned to.
David Avedikian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,624
By any chance are you running an anti-virus program like Virex or Norton? if so, there is a known issue which can cause the problem you describe. FCE can freeze during capture, and the virus program creates a file with a .av extension which appears to take up all the free space on your drive. The fix is to stop using the anti-virus software (or disable while running FCP), then locate any files in your capture folder with the .av extension and remove them.

There used to be a technote about this at, but I can't find it anymore.
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network