Well, it does sound like the files have become corrupted.
Digital Rellion's Pro Maintenance Tool has a QT corrupt file repair, which may help. It's $139 but they have a trial download if you want to give it a try.
Hello again Russ,
My FCPX now displays a larger number of corrupt files than it did at first My FCPX now displays a larger number of corrupt files than it did at first:
I have downloaded the free trial and have strated the clean up process. I am encountering the following hurdles:
The process is yet going on for a single event which I have subjected to the repair. From the above screen shot I understand that 'repair' is unable to rectify. After the QT repair has finished this dealing with the present event, can I try the rebuild option for those files which it cannot repair? And, if the rebuild is also unsuccessful, what are the next options for me ?
PMan is not able to repair the file selected for repair. I have tried to rebuild the file, but in doing so, I am unable to 'copy settings' from a different similar file... the fcpeventcurrentversion file being greyed out in my other events.
I am unable to even delete the corrupted file.
PMan is unable to even salvage corrupted files.
Getting the feeling that 'the goose is cooked'!
If anyone following this thread feels otherwise, i.e. the goose can be resurrected, please let me know how to go about this kind act.
I have opened PMan corrupt file finder and individually searched for corrupt clips for each of the 'currentfcpevent' files of all the events I have on my scratch disk, and each currentfcpevent is reportedly ok:
If the currentfcpevents are cleared of fault, what next should I do to get my work go on smoothly?
After writing the above, I have gone back and used the corrupt clip finder to screen the whole folder of my events on the scratch disk and all of th events have been given a clean chit. So what next?
due to complexity of your set-up and your personal work-flow, very hard to tell from remote what went wrong and to give any useful advice.
so, instead of 'beating a dead horse', different approach from here:
have you tried to create a NEW project (for test purposes: one clip, a few seconds only! avoid complexity, think simple!), export that onto that drive and opening the newly created .mov with QTplayer?
Hello, hello, hello to one and all! Both the goose and Karsten's horse have been resurrected. HO HO HO am I on the top of the world. I feel that in asingle moment I have been transferred from the depths of the Dead sea to the top of Mount Everest!
What seemed to have worked is this:
I selected one QT movie which was not being opened and subjected it to PMan which did a rebuild and created an new repaired movie. I played it on QT and to my pleasant surprise it opened and I could watch the movie. There was one movie which was not being played in QT. I attempted to repair the same with Pman, but received a notice that it could'nt. It was not an important one and so I deleted the same. I tried playing other movies and found out that QT was playing the other exported movies which it was not opening earlier. Next, before opening FCPX I first opened the final cut events and deleted, or rather, was able to delete one particular event which I had been suspecting to be the cause of all these malfunctions: it was a still image captured on my daughter's Galaxy and she had sent the same to me via email a few days ago. I had imported the pic. into an event. When FCPX began its refusal to start misbehavior, it blamed this pic as one of the corrupt files which had to be restored or moved. Deleting this pic resulted in the resurrection of my works and I am taking no more chances in this matter. Right now I am in the process of duplicating completed projects on my scratch drive and archiving them in a different drive. I am duplicating them only with the used clips. Guess if any further clips are needed while rediting the work later, I could always import fresh clips into the event.
Thanks to all of you who have been helping me out in this thread. Any guidance as to how to avoit getting into this unpleasant situation will be received with attentive ears.