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Final Cut Pro 7 Project stuck at 37%

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dvdflashbacks Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Aug 13, 2013 11:14 PM

In desperate need of help!

 

I just finished all the last touches on a film project we have been working on.  After running Denoizer plugin on several clips I kept encountering an error where the project would not render.  I saved the project and exited properly.  Now I can not get back in.  Everytime I try to open the project it stops at 37% and just sits there.

 

Can anyone please offer any assistance.

 

Thanks.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to dvdflashbacks)

    Hi

     

    Me just thinking.

     

    • Free Space - on the Start-Up (boot) Mac OS Hard Disk ?

     

    • and on others ?

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,795 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 2:51 PM (in response to dvdflashbacks)

    This is usually caused by a corrupt clip or render.  First, you might delete all renders and see if the project will load.  If not, one way to troubleshoot the problem is to disconnect your media drive, launch the project which will probably load and give you the media offline error.  Have fcp forget the media and then do a save as for the project.  Then reconnect the media drive and gradually reconnect the media til you find the problem.

     

    Also, try loading a recent autosave version of the project.

     

    Post back if neither of these things help and we'll move on to some more options.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 11:08 PM (in response to dvdflashbacks)

    I collected some ideas that can make iMovie/iDVD slifhtly faster. It applies to many more applications.

     

    See if it can be of help to You too.

     

    TO GET IT TO WORK SLIGHTLY FASTER


    • Minimum of 25Gb free space on Start-Up hard disk

     

    • No other programs running in BackGround e.g. Energy-Saver

     

    • Don’t let HD spin down or be turned off (in Energy-Save) (FireWire or Thunderbolt preferred)

     

    • Move hard disks that are not to be used to Trash - To be disconnected/turned off

     

    • Goto Spotlight and set the rest of them under Integrity (not to be scanned)

     

    • Set screen-saver to a folder without any photo - then make an active corner (up right for me) and set

    pointer to this - turns on screen saver - to show that it has nothing to show

     

    • No File Vault on - Important

     

    • NO - TimeMachine - during iMovie/iDVD work either ! IMPORTANT

     

    • Lot's of icons on DeskTop/Finder also slows down the Mac noticeably

     

    • Start a new User-Account and log into this and iMovie get's faster too - if a project is in a hurry

     

    • And let Mac (book) run on Mains - not just on battery

     

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,795 points)
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    Aug 15, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)

    Bengt, although these are useful tips, it seems unlikely to me that any of them will solve this kind of problem. 

     

    To the OP.  You need to deal with this problem.  Ignoring it ain't gonna make it go away. 

     

    I recently got a call from a documentary producer who I consult with and provide support for.  She was seeing this kind of behavior although in her case, the project load just stalled for about 15 minutes.  Turned out she had somehow or other actually dragged a folder containing mts files into the browser.  although FCP should not have accepted it, it did and every time fcp tried to load the project it would temporarily stall.  Took me a solid 2 hrs of digging into her project before I found the problem.  I deleted the "bin" from the project and the problem was solved.

     

    Here's one way of trying to find the problem.  With the project open, create a new project and save it.  Copy bins from the old project to the new project, periodically saving,closing and reopening the project til you discover where the problem lies.

     

    Good luck

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,795 points)
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    Aug 15, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to dvdflashbacks)

    I have no way of guessing exactly what's going on.  I've never worked with this plug-in. 

     

    What format are your sources and what are your sequence settings?  What kind of computer do you have?  How long is your sequence? 

     

    The fact that the project load stalls for about 10 minutes tells me there's probably something problematic in your project.

     

    Try just copying the final sequence to a new project and see if that new project loads any faster.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,795 points)
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    Aug 15, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to dvdflashbacks)

    just the latest sequence. 

     

    How is the MyBook connected to the computer?

  • Pauly78 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 17, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to Michael Grenadier)

    Sounds like your having a similar issue to me, I finished my project, which I've used Denoiser filter on, but on watching the completed exported QuickTime file I noticed a section of my film was missed by the Denoiser filter, so I scrapped it, added the Denoiser filter to the clip, exported again and I'm still waiting 2 days later for it to export, it's now on around 36% and showing 60 hours left.  This is all I did, I've tried everything, created new sequence and copy and pasted the project etc, but it's still taking for ever, to the point where I'm thinking about deleting everything and starting again! it took me 2 weeks to edit aswell.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,795 points)
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    Aug 18, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to Pauly78)

    Pauly,  if you've exported using file:  export:  quicktime movie (not quicktime conversion) with current settings, you could have brought that file back into fcp and just added the filter the the scene that it's missing from and export that. 

  • Pauly78 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 18, 2013 4:02 PM (in response to dvdflashbacks)

    Mine now seems to be working fine, have no idea what the problem was or is, lets just hope it doesn't do it again!

  • Pauly78 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 18, 2013 4:03 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)

    Thanks for that, didn't realise I could do that and it would have saved so much time too :)

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