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  • 15. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,230 points)

    Right, but normally you backup the card and import from the backup. That should be SOP for all file-based media.

  • 16. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    chris_the_very_unique_username Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I'm pulling the SD card media from the camera (a nikon d7000) and using the built-in SD card reader in my 13" MBP to read it, as attaching the camera directly via USB drains the camera battery faster than it would import.

     

    Previously in FCP7 I manually copied all the .mov files to a manually created project 'originals' folder, then used a compressor 'droplet' to transcode them from h.264 to ProRes files in a 'transcoded' folder, then pointed FCP to the ProRes files and saved the FC file to a 'project' folder. Each project would have 10 standard folders to organize the various parts.

     

    Now with FCPX it appeared the goal was to automate that process and keep it internal to the program, and I really appreciate the benefits of that - and love that I can start editing while the transcoding happens in the background. I can also follow the sound logic of creating a backup and importing from that as a SOP, but maintain that having a copy in a temp directory, another in the '/Final Cut Events/Original Media' folder, yet another in the 'Final Cut Events/Transcoded Media' folder (all on a RAID array) plus still having the copy on the original card... well, four copies of each clip is just a bit of overkill for my needs - and I still think it's rediculous that I can't eject the card once FC has 'touched' it. Somehow Adobe has figured out how to allow users to eject a card in Lightroom after an imort, and even gives the options to make a backup copy and keyword tag files as they are ingested - but if that's the way FCPX works best, that's the way I'll use it, and when I get a chance I'll submit a feature request to see if they might be able to make some refinements.

     

    I sure appreciate all the helpful responces I've gotten. Thanks!

     

    ch

  • 17. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    hafken Level 4 Level 4 (1,225 points)
    I can also follow the sound logic of creating a backup and importing from that as a SOP, but maintain that having a copy in a temp directory, another in the '/Final Cut Events/Original Media' folder, yet another in the 'Final Cut Events/Transcoded Media' folder (all on a RAID array) plus still having the copy on the original card... well, four copies of each clip is just a bit of overkill for my needs

     

    Just FYI -- "copies" != backups. In your above scenario, you do have a valid backup, which is the original SD card. Assuming you never erase the copy from that card and put the card in as geographically diverse location as possible (compared to your RAID array), that's a valid backup.

     

    Also, don't confuse RAID with backups (which is a common problem); a RAID array (or the data on the array) can quite easily get corrupted/damaged/accidentally deleted and leave you unable to access your data, regardless whether or not the drive physically failed. RAID can provide extra speed (RAID 0), protection against drive failure (RAID 1,5,6), or both (RAID 10). But it doesn't constitute a backup of your data.

  • 18. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    mark_wells Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Chris:

     

    I see this as a bug report, not a "feature request." I'm having the same issue. Insert SD card into card reader, hit command-I to bring up the import window, import all the media, click the "eject" icon next to the media in the import window and.... nothing.

     

    If the eject button was put there in the program interface, it is meant to be used. What if I back up straight to a separate disk? Why should I have to import from yet another copy on my drive? The answer is that I shouldn't have to do that.

     

    This is a bug and I hope it gets fixed soon.

     

    mw

  • 19. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    johnNJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Count me in as having this problem as well. I'm taking the SD card from my Panasonic GH2 and putting it into the card reader of my 15" MBP. When I "Import from Camera..." in FCPx it often does not release the card after importing. I've tried the eject button in the Finder and the eject button in the "Import from Camera.." window. No luck.

     

    This has sometimes happened with Adobe Lightroom as well, so I suspect it's an OS-level issue...

  • 20. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,230 points)

    What version of FCP is this? Have all background processes been completed before you try to eject the disk?

  • 21. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    mark_wells Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Final Cut Pro X Trial (v10.0.1) on Lion 10.7.1. All background processes have been completed before I try and eject the disc.

  • 22. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    Neil Whittey Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    Same here. Cannot eject media. All processing etc finished. Reported as bug via feedback. Suggest others do the same unless someone figures out how to make it work. (10.0.1/10.6.8)

  • 23. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    OneFisheye Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    The annoying thing?  It worked fine in version 1  for me!

     

    Now it won't release the drive until I shut FCP ((x)  down ....

  • 24. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,825 points)

    Import From Camera is only for tapless formats that are NOT in QuickTime flie format already.

    Import File is for tapeless formats that ARE in QuickTime file format already.

     

    In FCP X.0.0 you can NOT eject cards in the Finder without quiting FCP first.

    In FCP.0.1 you CAN enject cards in the Finder without quiting FCP first.

    Neither version allows you to eject hard drives without quitting FCP first.

  • 25. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    Neil Whittey Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    Actually, in 10.0.1 you CANNOT eject a media card in either the import window or the Finder. Doesn't work. You must quit FCPX in order to eject the media card. Seems like a bug.

  • 26. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    OneFisheye Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    What Ben has failed to say is that in HIS experience on the computer that he has tried this on it works for HIM.  It looks like his experiance is NOT applied to EVERY computer.  I CANNOT (<--- can I make this bigger for more emphasis :-) ) eject my media while FCP (x) is still running with version 1.0.1 on Snow Leopard.  I am NOT positive, just pretty sure that I used to ba able to eject the media card on version 10 simply because I was annoyed at not being able to do so once I had "upgraded" to the newest version.

  • 27. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    Neil Whittey Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    Upgraded to 10.0.2. Hoped it would fix this issue. It did not. Still cannot eject a media card in either FCPX or the Finder after import. Sent in a bug report.

  • 28. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,230 points)

    What kind of media card? How are you trying to ejecting?

  • 29. Re: can't eject media with fcpx open
    Neil Whittey Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    Standard SDHC cards. Can be in the camera(s) or in the media slot. Makes no difference. Cannot eject in the capture window using either the eject button or the right-click eject. Cannot eject in the finder. In all cases, error message in Finder comes up stating media card is in use by FCPX. It is, however, not in use. The file has been transferred. The optimazations, etc. have complted. Nothing is ocurring. Everything is stopped. Only way to eject is to quit FCPX.

     

    Numerous people have had this issue since 10.0 and with 10.0.1. Still a problem in 10.0.2.