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ljtham Level 1 (0 points)
Hi there,
I cannot seem to open FCE since installing Snow Leopard. Every time I tried to open FCE - it reads "Final Cut Express quit unexpectdely while using the AviImporter plugin." Can anyone suggest on what to do?

iMac and Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)
    It sounds as though that plugin could be responsible ..... try removing it.
  • ljtham Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks. Sorry I am not very tech savvy, can you please advise on how to remove plugins?
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)
    Go to Hard Drive>Library>Application Support>Final Cut Express Support where you will find a folder called "Plugins".

    The plugin should be in there. Drag it out to the desktop and try FCE again.
  • insertcoin Level 1 (0 points)
    I've a similar problem but with no screen messages, simply I do click on the icons to open the app, and this never opens in a G5 Quad. The same with any version of Final Cut Pro.
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,500 points)
    Please give complete and exact information. What G5 is this? What version of FCE is this? What OS? What QuickTime? When exactly in the load process does it fail?
  • Paul Rogati Level 1 (10 points)
    Like insertcoin, I get no error message. I watch FCE (v4.0.1) go through its setup, and when the splash screen disappears the program is shut down. I tried reinstalling with no change.
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,500 points)
    Please watch for exactly when the application closes. The splash screen is not static, it's constantly displaying what it's loading. Where exactly in the load process is the application failing?
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)
    Before reinstalling you must completely uninstall like this:-

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303874

    It's no good just trashing the FCE icon.
  • ljtham Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the help. I could not find the plugin in the folder that you specified, but I looked into the Problem details and it stated that it was using the path via Library>Quicktime>Aviimporter7(intel)component. So I decided to remove that onto the desktop and restarted FCE and it worked!

    Thanks. (do I trash the plugin that i removed?)
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)
    If you will never need it again, trash it. if you may need it, and you haven't got the original source, you can just keep it somewhere convenient.

    Message was edited by: Ian R. Brown
  • Paul Rogati Level 1 (10 points)
    After "Loading Video Effects" starts, the program closes. - Paul
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,500 points)
    Sounds like a conflict with a plugin. Do you have any third party video or audio plugins installed, either for Final Cut or for another application like an audio application.
  • Paul Rogati Level 1 (10 points)
    I'm not sure how to evaluate whether the plugins are Apple or not (Info doesn't state author).

    In Final Cut Express Support/Plugins I have Title 3D and Title Crawl from Boris included in FCE.

    In ProApps/Internal Plug-ins I have FxPlug/Filters and ProFX/FxPlugWrapper and a folder with FxMetaPlug files.
  • 4i2fly Level 1 (0 points)
    First I apologize if I am asking similar question in this thread but seemed logical.
    Apple nubee here and been searching everywhere to see how I can resolve this FCE quitting unexpectedly. The error message seems to be looking for a file that either does not exist or I cannot find it:
    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/ProFX.framework/Versions/A/ProFX
    Referenced from: /Applications/Final Cut Express.app/Contents/MacOS/Final Cut Express
    Reason: image not found
    I appreciate any help anyone can provide. Here's my system profile:
    I have a Macbook Pro running 10.6.2 snow leopard.
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