3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2010 2:44 PM by Nick Holmes
Bitmap Level 1 (0 points)
Hey all,

An editor just emailed me the project file of a rough cut for a feature we're both working on, and I've been having pretty major reconnection problems. Despite the fact that we're working with exactly the same files on two identical drives, when I try to reconnect all the media I get the message:

+"The file does not have proper content to reconnect to "(clip name)" at time (timecode) in sequence "(sequence name".+
+Click "OK" to make this item independent and go to the next clip or "Cancel" to skip all clips from this file."+

When I click "OK" (which I have to do 200 times, as this problem reoccurs over and over with many different clips at many different points in time), it eventually reconnects.

However, though it appears that the clips have all successfully reconnected, the sync for the entire project is almost completely off. Sometimes it reconnects to the wrong part of the correct audio clip, sometimes it substitutes the incorrect clip altogether.

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem? It's been driving me crazy for weeks.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • James M. Level 4 (1,975 points)
    Have you checked the Reel data is there? Look in the browser and scan through.

    What format are you working in?
  • Jan-Willem Arnold Level 1 (75 points)
    Stumbled upon these problems today. Final Cut Pro did not way want to reconnect the media to the capture scratch files. Only thing I did was I moved them to another drive.

    What solved the problem: rename all scratch files by adding the extension '.mov'. Confirm they are now decent quicktime movies.

    You might want to learn the single unix terminal command to do this for the entire batch at once.
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,990 points)
    You might want to learn the single unix terminal command to do this...

    Or a simple Automator workflow....