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can't eject media with fcpx open

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  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 5:55 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)

    Don't know. Works for me. Click the eject button in the camera import window and the card disappears. Gone from the desktop too.

  • Neil Whittey Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:20 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)

    Tom, are you in 10.7 or 10.6?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 7:17 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)

    10.7

  • OneFisheye Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 8:25 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)

    Neil Whittey wrote:

     

    Tom, are you in 10.7 or 10.6?

    Well I'm still using Snow Leopard and I can't eject it either Neil.  Sent in a report to Apple also and it's still here in 10.0.2. 

     

    Not surprisingly Apple is ignoring the problem as it seems to work for those using Lion.

  • elad berger Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2011 5:41 PM (in response to OneFisheye)

    I'm using 10.7.2 and still the same problem. works with SD card into the computer and does not work with sony memory stick into a card reader

  • 777twist Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Jan 4, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)

    Hey all, I was ready to jump on Tom for just asking more and more questions without giving a answer.  But he may have found a way.  I'm not going to say it will work for everyone, but I too couldn't eject a SD card while FCPX was running.

     

    But Tom mentioned ejecting it from the Camera Import window.  I normally close that window out right after I select my stuff to import, so I didn't even know there was an eject button there.  I was using the normal method of throwing the SD icon into the trash or right-clicking and picking eject.

     

    Anyway, for me, Tom's solution worked.

     

    I just wanted to point that out, as it seemed glossed over.  If it works for others, please post so everyone knows it's a viable solution.

     

    Thanks Tom!

  • 777twist Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Jan 4, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to 777twist)

    BTW, I had to load a clip off 4 cards tonight... and I tried Tom's tip.  And I just wanted to say that it seemed to work great... even to the point of after the card has been ingested, I could eject it while it was transcoding.  I haven't looked at any of the clips, I will let you know if something went wrong, but at this point it all appears to be working great.

  • Neil Whittey Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jan 4, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to 777twist)

    If you read the thread closely, you will see that for many of us, Tom's method does not work. You can try to eject anywhere, anytime, and button and it does not eject.

  • 777twist Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Jan 4, 2012 7:13 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)

    Yeah, my bad... I didn't read every post.  Actually I think the guy who posted the first reply outlined the procedure, but for some reason I didn't see it.  Or maybe Tom writes better.  :-)

     

    But I did say in my post "But he may have found a way.  I'm not going to say it will work for everyone, but I too couldn't eject a SD card while FCPX was running." So I didn't think it would work for everyone.  But if it helps some people, that's good.

     

    It did work for me... and none of the other methods worked.

  • elad berger Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to 777twist)

    Looks like 10.0.3 fixed it.

  • VincentOrtegaJr.Com Calculating status...
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    Feb 23, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to elad berger)

    It's not fixed for me, it seems like the FCPX is running the video off of my Camera Harddrive, it's crazy stupid...

     

    Any luck with Camera who have hard drives and run ACVHD???

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to VincentOrtegaJr.Com)

    Can you show us your import settings?

  • Colin Lahana Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I find that when using a card reader I cannot eject a CF card but I can eject SD cards.


    I connect via a card reader which has two slots, one for each type of card.

     

    The CF card is from a Canon 5D MII and the SD is from a Gopr0. Today I had both of these plus a Canon XL-H1 connected and showing up in the Camera pane.

     

    In the import window the XL-H1 (tape based) doesn't have an eject button next to it in the Cameras pane but both the other cards do. Note that after trying to eject the CF card the media doesn't show up any more for that card but the card remains and cannot be ejected, either from the Import window or the Finder. **** frustrating.

     

    The SD card ejects no problems.

     

    Used to eject for me on a previous version but not now.

     

    If I connect the 5D direct to the computer it shows up in the Camera pane, but without an Eject option next to it. When I want to remove it I dont need to eject, just pull out the cable.

     

    Connecting the Gopro in this manner still comes up with an Eject button so situation seems to change depending on which camera and how you are accessing the media.

     

     

    Regards

  • Michael Groarke Calculating status...

    So this seemed to have been fixed previously but in the latest update it resurfaced. Upon completing an import, the "eject" button in the import screen seems to clear the thumbnails, but ejecting the camera (appears as external disks on the desktop) brings an error message that tells me FCP X is using it and it can't be ejected.

  • Greg Mckay Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to Michael Groarke)

    Same for me Michael.

     

    OSX 10.8.3

    FCPX 10.0.8

     

    Put SDHC card from Canon 600D into SD slot on iMac

    In FCPX File>Import>Media

    Have check box to close Import window deselected - so window stays open after import.

    Import clips

    When import fully complete - select eject icon at top left of Import window next to "Canon EOS" (ie the SD card)

    Thumbnails disappear from window - but "Canon EOS" still there

    Can not eject from Finder either as it says "cannot eject as it is being used by FCP"

    Must quit FCP to be able to then eject SD from Finder.

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