Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 2:14 AM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
Could be a bad render file, try trashing the renders for this project and re render.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 3:01 AM (in response to David Mclaine)
Thanks David but I have tried that too.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 5:31 AM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
I have isalated the bad file and tried converting it to something else on its own with no luck.
I'm curious what happens to the Compressor job when you try to convert the suspect clip. For example does it encode and fail…or does nothing at all happen? Any error messages? And what are you trying to convert to?
Jon Chappel has a tool that might be able to fix this if it's indeed a corrupt clip. (Pro Maintenance Tools has a lot of fans on these boards; there is a trial version.)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
try this. Duplicate your sequence for safety sake Open the duplicates sequence settings (comand-zero) and go to the video processing tab and try changing the render settings and see if that helps.
If not, in the sequence settings, go to general: compressor: and change it to animation. Hit OK, and then change it back to the appropriate flavor of prores.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 5:37 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
Thanks for the replys guys. I found a backup of the source files in AVCHD and have Log and captured them back in. The project now fully renders but I'm still having trouble exporting. I have tried saving as a quicktime reference file as well as sending to compressor. In Compressor I just get 'Failed' - no explaination. If I export to quicktime it just says general error. I do have plenty of disc space so that is no issue.
I have also deleted render files as well to make sure there is no error in them.
I will try some of your suggestions Michael and report back. Its very slow to test things as it gets about 2 hours into the job and fails. I'm comverting to mpeg2 for DVD BTW.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
I recently had a similar problem and ran Pro Maintenance Tools which identified a Font issue (duplicate fonts) which crashed both Motion and FCP7.
Fixed the fonts and now the system (knock on wood) is back to normal.
Run the log diagnostic app and check those fonts.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to ajdimac)
you can also "validate fonts" in the font book app which comes with the OS.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 1:35 AM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
I'm still having trouble with this. The thing renders fine now but I still can't export. The error I get in Compressor says Quicktime error 0. Nothing else. If I export in FCP I get general error or it crashes.
I'm not using and text/fonts in my project so that shouldn't affect it.
Here is ome of the error message when it crashes.
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000bb3952
VM Regions Near 0xbb3952:
__IMPORT 0000000000aea000-0000000000aef000 [ 20K] rwx/rwx SM=PRV /Applications/Final Cut Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/Final Cut Pro
--> __LINKEDIT 0000000000aef000-0000000000c2e000 [ 1276K] r--/rwx SM=COW /Applications/Final Cut Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/Final Cut Pro
__TEXT 0000000000c2e000-0000000000c32000 [ 16K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /Applications/Final Cut Pro.app/Contents/Frameworks/KGCore.framework/Versions/A/KGCore
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
OK It looks like one of my XDcam EX .mov files that I log and transfered in to FCP has an error.
I can open the file and watch it but can't copy or convert it.
The trial version of Digital Rebelion doesn't seem to do anything when you click on certain apps. Is the trial restriced to a few certain tasks?
Any other ways of fixing these files. All the data is still there just has a small error.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 2:08 AM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
You could try Sony's XDCAM transfer application. Download it from the Sony website. I use it on all my EX clips, it converts the clips the same as L&T. I then edit in that format and set my renders to Pro res, works a treat.
You could try converting the problem clip, see if it does a better job than L&T and solves your problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 6:05 AM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
If you've actually been able to render the problem shot, you can replace the shot in your timeline with the renders. Renders are actually quicktime files that can be copied, played and edited. Find the problem shot in your render folder, duplicate it and edit away.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 2:07 AM (in response to stephenjbolger7)
So I fixed it. Thanks to the guys at Aero Quartet. It turns out I had bad sectors on my disc which meant I couldn't even copy the file. The fix is descibed here:
So glad it's all fix. Thanks everyone for your sugestions.