Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 9:46 AM (in response to mareeder)
If you open the exported QuickTime file in QuickTime 7, and then go to the menu Window > Show Movie Inspector, what does the inspector say? (If is is easier, just take a screen shot of the inspector and post that here.)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to mareeder)
Is this on the same computer that you edited on?
In FCE, click on the icon for the Sequence you exported in your FCE Browser to select it.
Once it is selected, type Command + 9 to see the properties for the sequence.
Please post those properties here.
When you did your export, you went to the File menu and choose File > Export QuickTime Movie without conversion, is that correct?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to Meg The Dog)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to mareeder)
Well. from here everything looks like you are doing it correctly. When you export the sequence, are you sure you do not have the Video disabled, or you have selected the audio tracks only?
Can you open the exported QuickTime on another computer?
But the files/clips exist on a external hard drive, so it shouldn't matter, right?
I should think not as long as you can see them in the sequence prior to export.
Have you tried trashing your FCE preferences and re-doing the export? Is is the usual first step when FCE acts strangely:
Download Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion (free) and it will trash the prefs for you (and let you archive you existing prefs if you so choose):
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 6:50 AM (in response to Meg The Dog)
Progress. Trashing the plist and prefs helped.
But, exporting still failed to include video when exported as non-self contained.
HOWEVER, I was able to export a fully functional QT mov as "self-contained."
Will the "self contained" version work in iDVD?
Thank you for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to mareeder)
Yes, it will work in iDVD.
In my opinion, it is always preferable to export a Self Contained QuickTime, as it gives you a complete stand alone copy of your work, that will remain useable even if the original media referenced by a non- self contained movie either gets deleted or corrupted.