13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 8:09 AM by W. Richard Glendon
Damian Grady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I don't know whether anyone can answer this one quickly for me ... in the Projects panel, what does the symbol to the right of all of the project names mean? Some of my projects have a kind of transmitter symbol and a lot of them have a transmitter symbol with an exclamation mark to the right of it.

 

Any ideas?

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  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (111,335 points)

    It means the projects have been shared and then changed subsequently so the output file is no longer the same as the current version of the project.

  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)

    Guessing that means you've published them somewhere via the "Share" menu ... the exclamation may indicate that you've changed them since that happened and so the published version is out of date.

     

    Total guesswork on my part in this instance I'm afraid.

     

    EDIT: Tom, you beat me to it ... but at least I guessed right :-)

  • Damian Grady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Tom/Andy,

     

    Thanks for the mega quick replies. That kind of makes sense. I'll share one of the exclamation marked ones and see if it disappears.

     

    Thanks again!

  • BenB Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)

    As a little addtional info, highlight the project, go to the Inspector, there's a Sharing secdtion that will list all the exports you've done for that project.  To the right of each is a magnifying glass icon.  Click it and it will reveal that exported file in a Finder window, if it still exists in that locatoin.

  • Richard Fauman Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Could someone help?  I can't figure out how to unsubscribe from this discussion.  Please advise.

     

    Thanks,

    Reuven

    raf622@mac.com

  • Grizabellachinchilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Tom

     

    Thanks for your explanation.  I have experienced this problem (the wifi +!) on 2 out of 6 shared projects.  However in no case did I edit after sharing so something else must be causing it as well..  The ones without the '!' could be used in iDVD, the two with it could not.

     

    My theory is that FCP does an automatic edit of its own as it shares.  A little like the green flashes it adds on titles and transitions which are causing me similar headaches.

     

    The only solution I have found is to export the project XML, make a new project file, then import.  The titles, end credits come in, but are all in a different format.  I then copy them from the old project and put them into the new one.  Only about 3 hours extra work and it will then share properly.

     

    I hope someone finds a definitive answer soon.  I am just a poor, elderly traveller trying to produce about 100 hours of travel videos (with much support from the Creatives in Perth City Retail Store).  I cannot afford to waste so much time - I have little enough left!!

     

    I wish I had never upgraded to 10.0.6.  I had none of these issues with 10.0.5, nor with FC Express.

     

    Regards Jen

  • Grizabellachinchilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Further to the comments above.  After writing them I tried to do a DVD.  Even though the 2 projects appeared to share correctly, ie without the exclamation mark, and the Quicktime movies were put onto iDVD OK, those two still had errors somewhere that stopped the DVD burning.  Once it had burned the front end (from iDVD), when it went to start burning the movie files it quit.  Jen

  • BenB Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)

    "The only solution I have found is to export the project XML, make a new project file, then import.  The titles, end credits come in, but are all in a different format."

     

    That doesn't happen.  XML is just a text file that points to the original media files.  Nothing gets transcoded at all.

  • W. Richard Glendon Level 4 Level 4 (1,015 points)

    I think that you need to go to the Stop Email Notifications and click it.

     

    This may not be in the same position as my screen shot.

     

    By the way, it's probably best to start your own thread when you have a new question instead of being at the bottom of what may be a concluded discussion.

     

     

     

    dick glendon

     

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  • Grizabellachinchilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your reply Ben.  Clearly I know little about Mac OS but I do know that all my titles and end credits changed to the defaults and I had to redo them all - font, position, colours etc.

     

    Since writing here I have solved the problem.  It was not with the FCP export, it was with the iDVD file.  New file, problem solved. 

     

    Jen

  • Grizabellachinchilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Sir

     

    I have no idea what cancelling email notifications has to do with my question but luckily I've solved the problem myself (see above).

     

    I do not enjoy using these forums so have little knowledge about etiquette.  I'm just glad I found the answer I needed and can go back to processing my video.

  • Grizabellachinchilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Tom

     

    Someone has told me this is a concluded discussion so you may not see it.  I replied to a message of yours regarding sharing files in FCP.  Today I thought to check the iDVD file I'd used by redoing the work starting from scratch with a new file.  It worked, so the problem was with the iDVD file, not with the FCP share.

     

    Thank you

     

    Kind regards

     

    Jen

  • W. Richard Glendon Level 4 Level 4 (1,015 points)

    Hi,

     

    You're right that my note about "Stop Email Notifications" had nothing to do with your question.

     

    I was responding to Richard Fauman whose question, just above my reply, also had nothing to do with your question.

     

    Sorry for the distraction

     

    dick glendon