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Final Cut Pro X saves projects unreliable

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stephanos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 3, 2011 6:33 AM

I have no idea, if and when FCP X does actually save projects. When I quit it, I loose at least the last 10-15 steps, when it crashes sometimes even more work.

 

How can I be sure, that FCP X DOES save my work when exiting the app?

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.8), MacPro QuadCore
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Jul 3, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to stephanos)

    You're the first.  I and many other editors here locally don't lose anything at all.  When it crashes, if we do a Force Quit, and when we quit properly, not a single thing is lost.  Are you sure you're losing that much?  I've not seen a system yet doing that.  FCP X uses Lion's new permanent save state, it's saved every move you make, not at timed interverls.

  • hafken Level 4 Level 4 (1,225 points)
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    Jul 3, 2011 1:28 PM (in response to stephanos)

    You aren't the first to have this problem. There are many threads about this already. The hint that auto-save has stopped working seems to be that you can no longer Undo -- the UNDO menu item becomes grayed out.

     

    My advice to you is to check that menu item frequently, and if it is grayed out, quit and relaunch. hopefully you won't have lost too much.

     

    As a tip, make sure you have plenty of space available on both your main drive, and the drive your event/projects are on. At least 25GB each. That may help.

  • McShamus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 4, 2011 12:39 PM (in response to stephanos)

    I have the same problem. I'm still experimenting, so no production lost, but I did lose quite some steps of a project I'm working on.

     

    Cmd-Z (Undo) is greyed out and even quiting FCPX normally does not save the project in its last state.

     

    The original clips are on a network drive. I chose the option not to copy them to the event folder.

  • Tracy E Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jul 5, 2011 3:43 PM (in response to stephanos)

    I have not experienced this issue either, but many here have. We are all anxious to see what Apple support determines to be the problem here. Please keep us informed. Good luck.

  • robertdee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 8, 2011 7:42 AM (in response to stephanos)

    I'm having the same problem. It greys out after using the transform tool (in my case, to resize a white generated background). I'm really liking the app so far but its pretty buggy and an app that doesn't save is like a dog with no bark.

  • Daniel Slagle Level 7 Level 7 (22,415 points)
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    Jul 8, 2011 8:09 AM (in response to BenB)

    No I have lost things many a time

  • Neil Whittey Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:42 PM (in response to stephanos)

    I'll join this club. Just got through working on a Motion title template, making numerous refinements, had 3 titles all filled in nicely and working in FCPX. Decided to quit FCPX to try to clear up a preview issue with the new title template. When I reopened, the titles were all blank. Not good.

     

    OSX 10.6.8

  • Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,505 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 9:20 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)

    Neil Whittey wrote:

     

    I'll join this club. Just got through working on a Motion title template, making numerous refinements, had 3 titles all filled in nicely and working in FCPX. Decided to quit FCPX to try to clear up a preview issue with the new title template. When I reopened, the titles were all blank. Not good.

     

    OSX 10.6.8


    When the "Undo" menu entry becomes inaccessible, beware.. .you will lose work.

     

    pancenter-

  • DJ Duke Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 10:23 PM (in response to BenB)

    I agree. I have not lost a single thing and I only crashed one time because I tried to open an incompatible plug in.  Maybe because they use older laptops. I have a 2.3GZ Core i7 MAcBook Pro with the latest Lion.   Apple makes all these programs testing the latest hardware, so I think the issues come from older hardware, whch *****, but that is the way it goes.


    So far its been working great for me... Just finished a 15 minute short film.

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