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crashes during import

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logicneedy Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2013 6:16 PM


I am using final cut pro x on an imac and most times I try to import it starts loading every possible file on the drive and usually crashes. This happens when I try to import from either hard drives or even the desktop. for example, it will go into my pictures folders and individually list each of the thousands of pictures.

I'd appreciate any advice




ps This is all happening befor I actually try to import. as soon as I hit the import icon and select a hard drive it begins loading every possible file in the viewer and when I try to stop it I cant. I wind up doing a force quit


Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Rijeesh palakkad Calculating status...
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    Apr 29, 2013 2:17 AM (in response to logicneedy)

    Inside your picture folder create new folders. Divide your pictures and move into these newfolders, Now while importing through fcp it wont list ur all "thousand files". Go to each new folder and import one by one folders

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,680 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to logicneedy)

    There is probably something on the root level of the drive that has a name like Private or Video or DCIM that makes the application think it's a camera dsrive and wants to use the camera import function.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,680 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 3:04 PM (in response to logicneedy)

    Put those Private folder or containers into a folder called Project Archives or something like that. Inside that folder make folders for each archive. I use a three letter code for the client and the date the card was shot. When you import, open the folder with the date you want. Only those files will appear.

  • Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to logicneedy)

    Might also be worth running repair permissions on your system drive, use Disk Utility to do this.


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