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Old January 7th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #1
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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,

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Old January 8th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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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.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #3
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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.
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