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Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
OK... here are the known QT codecs that crash FCP 5.1.2 at startup:

These are found in /Library/Quicktime/

On2V3
TSCC
X_Vid
Avid codecs

G5 Quad 2.5Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 6GB RAM, NVidia 7800 GT OEM
  • 1. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Danny_boy Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
    So does this mean that those of us who have both Avid and FCP on the same system are SOL?
  • 2. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
    I'm running the older Avid codecs without any problems... but the newer codecs crashed other machines.

    Also... for some of our machines the SHEER CODEC seemed to also crash FCP 5.1.2... but other machines running the same version of Sheer had no problems at all.

    Go figure.

    Sounds like there is some type of flawed QT plugin scanning/authenticating routine in 5.1.2
  • 3. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Manolito Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have none of thoose codecs installed, and fcp still crashes on me.
    This is really frustrating. Any other tips on what might be causing
    the crashes?



    Macbook Pro 17" 2,0ghz   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • 4. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,895 points)
    So does this mean that those of us who have both Avid and FCP on the same system are SOL?

    Since Avid and Apple LOVE talking to one another about compatibility...I would think that 5.1.2 and Avid on the same system would be bad. Although I heard one person mention that they reinstalled the codecs after they removed them and they worked...but that sounds dubious. Don't go to 5.1.2 if you have Avid software on your computer.

    (one a side note, I wonder when Brummel is gonna call us...?)

    Shane
  • 5. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Danny_boy Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
    Which codecs, specifically?

    Here is what installs with AXP into the QT Library:

    AvidAV1xCodec.component
    AvidAVDJCodec.component
    AvidAVdvCodec.component
    AvidAVUICodec.component

    and in the AXP package contents under SharedSupport/AVX2_Plug-Ins/Codecs:

    CMAvidDVCodec.avx
    CMAvidJPEGCodec.avx
    CodecManager.avx
  • 6. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,895 points)
    I don't think it is specific, but rather overall. Here is the LAFCPUG FAQ on that:

    http://www.lafcpug.org/phorum/read.php?11,153270,154962#msg-154962

    NOW...what is causing me to crash is the FXPlugins. I see them, and when I drag them onto a clip in the timeline...Boink! FCP crashes. I tried three different filters with the same effect. I won't try a fourth.

    Shane
  • 7. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Danny_boy Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
    Looks like I won't be upgrading anytime soon. That's a bummer as I was really stoked about finally having RT (and hopefully accurate) scopes.
  • 8. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
    Is it crashing immediately on startup?... or is it crashing when it tries to load your project?

    If it's crashing on startup... then it's likely a QT plugin problem.... I recommend moving all the plugs out of the folder... restart FCP and see if it crashes then. If it doesn't... then force quit FCP and slowly reintroduce the QT plugs until you find the culprit.

    I'm pretty sure this is an FCP scanning/authenticating plugin process error. Hopefully they will find a fix for this el pronto.
  • 9. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    j.gilbert Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Okay so now THAT is scaring me the new FXPlugins are crashing Shane's system!

    AAIIEEE! Am I ever glad I checked the forum BEFORE installing 5.1.2!!!

    THANK YOU ALL for the info!!!!!!!!!
  • 10. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Manolito Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I´ve tried that. Removed all QT components, fcp filters even Motions plugs.
    Nothing. Still crashes. This is really weird.

    Macbook Pro 17" 2,0ghz   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • 11. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
    These are the plugins I have currently sitting in my /Library/Quicktime/ folder and FCP DOES work with these installed:

    3ivx D4 4.5.1. for OSX
    AC3MovieImport.component
    AppleHDVCodec.component
    AppleIntermediateCodec.component
    AvidAVDJCodec.component (05/01/02-version 9.4.2)
    AvidAVUICodec.component (05/01/02-version 9.4.2)
    Blackmagic Codec.component
    Blackmagic RT Color Correction.component
    Blackmagic RT Dissolves.component
    Blackmagic RT Image Control.component
    CanonMJPEGAVI
    DesktopVideoOut.component
    DivX 6 Decoder.component
    DivX Encoder.component
    DVCPROHDCodec.component
    DVCPROHDMuxer.component
    DVCPROHDVideoDigitizer.component
    DVCPROHDVideoOutput.component
    DVCPROHDVideoOutputClock.component
    DVCPROHDVideoOutputCodec.component
    FCP Uncompressed 422.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
    Flix Flv.component
    Flix Swf.component
    IMXCodec.component
    KinomaExporter.component
    lame 3.92.shlb
    LAMEEncoder.component
    LiveType.component
    Media 100 Transcoder.component
    Microcosm Decode.component
    Microcosm Encode.component
    Motion.component
    MP3.component
    OsirX Broadcasting.component
    RealMediaExporter.component
    SheerVideo™ HD Pro.component
    Sorenson Video Pro OSX.qtx


    Now.... on two of our machines we were unable to get FCP 5.1.2 to run with the same version of Sheer codec installed.


    I also want to note that I did restart FCP once after it running without problems and I had to remove all my codecs... restart FCP.... kill FCP... move my codecs back into the Quicktime folder and then it worked fine.


    I put the dates on the Avid codecs to let you know which ones I know are working.


    As far as I know all other codecs listed are up to date.
  • 12. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
    If it's not working... try doing a complete uninstall/reinstall of FCP Studio. I know it's a pain in the butt... but that would be my next step.
  • 13. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Doug Stringham Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
    Danny_boy.... I believe the plugs you have installed are the guilty party.


    You need to revert to older Avid plugs... HOWEVER... you will be unable to use QT 7 to write Avid files.... You can still read the files... but outputting Avid files will be impossible.
  • 14. Re: QT plugins that crash FCP 5.1.2
    Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,895 points)
    This is the first time I am on the cutting edge of an update, as I am in between projects. So I welcome the opportunity to be a guinea pig.

    I only wish I had Avid Software to test too. But hey, I am an Avid guy as well.

    Shane
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