1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 20, 2007 1:04 PM by Kevan D. Holdsworth
Steve Garfield Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I worked on a project all morning, saving as I went along, and when I was ready to export a QuickTime movie, I duplicated the Sequence so I'd have a backup.

Sequence 2 was blank with no edits in it.

I went back to Sequence 1 and it was also now empty.

I tried to revert, and went to all the Autosave copies, but all of them were blank with nothing in the timeline.

So although I was pressing command S all morning and my project had a file name in the Browser window. no project file on my disk was ever saved and all my edits were lost.

FCP 5.1.4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • 1. Re: Project File Never Saved
    Kevan D. Holdsworth Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
    Not sure what happened, but you might try this...

    Open a desktop finder window and type 'Final Cut Pro Project File' in the search bar.

    Then click the 'plus' button next to the Save button. There are two bars to the left side...change the 'Kind' to "Last Opened" and the 'Any Date' to "Today"

    This should show any FCP project files opened today, which you might try opening most recent or close to recent to see if you can find a project that has your good sequence in it. (I'm thinking somehow you were working a sequence from a different project somehow...if not, you may be stuck)

    You could try that search fucntion with '.fcp', but if your extensions are hidden, it won't show up in the Finder search.