8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2011 7:44 AM by coocooforcocoapuffs
Alan Goodall Level 1 (130 points)

As a test I have now managed to change the file format from older quicktime file to .m4v and  import into FCPX.  I had to use Handbrake to change the file format to .m4v. If a free software can do this then why can't the $300 FCPX - and allow me to import directly?  This would save me MANY hours of extra work!

 

But then, when I try and edit this - first trying to create a new project  I get the message "Multiple validation errors occurred"  The same message even if I try and custon settings rather than use the default

 

Does this mean that after all the work and hours it took me to tarnscode the file format, import and then render etc - I will be unable to use FCPX - to edit this footage?

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 (845 points)

    u can send a small bit of the failing clip here:

    http://extreme-nepal.com/corporate/contacting.html - sendthisfile form is at the bottom of the page

    and i will see what happens at this end.

  • Alan Goodall Level 1 (130 points)

    Thanks for yur kind offer - I have mbeen able to make a short selction clip -  however FCPX will not allow me to export or share this

     

    So, how can I get it out to send?

  • Alan Goodall Level 1 (130 points)

    Update on trying to create a new project - and getting "Multiple Validation errors" message

     

    I quit FCPX and tried to use iMovie to make a clip to send to you.  Decided against this - and so I opened FCPX again

     

    To my surprise there were now over ten projects - as every attempy had appeared!  This is bizarre - why did they not show up when I tried to create them first? 

     

    So, I had to delet most and just use one.  This appears to be working as a project and is allowing me to edit clips into it.

     

    It will be a reall bummer though if I have to do this every time I need to create a new project!

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 (845 points)

    must be an FCPX glitch then, glad it's sorted...or is it? how big is the original offender? u can sendthisfile up to the max ...i think it's 2gb. cheers!

  • Alan Goodall Level 1 (130 points)

    Thanks.  I will soldier on trying to understand these 'glirtches' - and hope Apple sort them out with an update soon. Especially being able to import a wider range of file formats - incuding Apple's own eralier quicktime.  But, I realise this is only a VERY minor glitch given that FCPX is not allowing import of FCP !

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 (845 points)
    But, I realise this is only a VERY minor glitch given that FCPX is not allowing import of FCP !

    Well yes, that's the thing isn't it. We are not going to start from scratch with any of our projects, as that would be a big waste of time. Why recreate openings, closings, lowerthirds, effects, etc. when you already have great ones in the can. Not sure what the heck apple was thinking there

  • Alan Goodall Level 1 (130 points)

    I agree!   Regarding this problem of not being able to create new projects.  Now that it has finally 'created' the multiple ones after I re-opened FCPX.  It now seems to creat new ones OK - ie without having to close and re-open!

     

    I guess it just need a 'kick up the pants' to get started!!!

     

    I am really confused though by these idiosyncracies - or glitches!

     

    Do I give myself a 'correct answer' - even though it was by accident!

     

    Thanks for you input

  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 (845 points)

    u can, but you won't get points for giving yourself the answer, best to give to someone else wink wink say no more.