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shippo_uk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Hey all

FCPX is rendering my project again each time I restart it up or each time I open it up again after a reboot.

I dont think its a FULL re-render as it doesnt take a huge amount of time, but yet its still doing it.

I have allowed my project to FULLY render each time before I close the program.

 

Any ideas?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • FossMtnFilm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi. I am having the same issue. Also, when I reopened FCPX one of my tiltes was missing text. I am only working with a 4 min sequence. I guess autosave does not work 100%. Quite stressful, even if I am using the demo version. Makes me consider other video editing software options.

  • shippo_uk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Anyone any ideas whats going on with this issue?

  • nolanscott Level 3 Level 3 (595 points)

    Try and delete the Preference Files...

    Use the Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion:

    http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/

     

    Are you using a RAID set-up...?

    (have heard that renders are being lost from the last opened project using such a set-up)

     

    Regards

    Nolan


  • shippo_uk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    nolanscott wrote:

     

    Try and delete the Preference Files...

    Use the Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion:

    http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/

     

    Are you using a RAID set-up...?

    (have heard that renders are being lost from the last opened project using such a set-up)

     

    Regards

    Nolan


    Hi

    Has anyone used this Preference Manager app?

    I'm not sure what Raid is.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (31,535 points)

    shippo_uk wrote:

    .... I dont think its a FULL re-render as it doesnt take a huge amount of time, but yet its still doing it. ...

    I noticed this behavior once due to a 'sleepy' external usb-HDD.

     

    for unknow reasons, the spin-up time was extremely long.

    so, FCPX decided "no drive, no files, back to square#1, let's render",

     

    after the usbHDD showed up in Finder, FCPX realized 'no need for re-doing that'.-

     

    work-around:

    • faster drives

    • give all ext. HDDs a slap on the back-head by opening any files in FInder, THEN launch FCPX .....-

  • shippo_uk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No, Im not using an external hard drive.

  • nolanscott Level 3 Level 3 (595 points)

    Quit FCP X...

    Open Preference Manager / make sure only Final Cut Pro X is checked /

    Hit the Trash button...

    Restart FCP X...

     

    RAID = Redundant Array of Independent Disks...

    http://compreviews.about.com/od/storage/l/aaRAIDPage1.htm

     

    Regards

    Nolan


  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (112,435 points)

    Don't use USB drives. Get Disksomnia from Digital Heaven. Free applet that keeps external drives from falling asleep.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (31,535 points)

    Tom Wolsky wrote:

     

    Don't use USB drives. Get Disksomnia from Digital Heaven. ...

    for an hobbyist like me, that is a cost-factor ... usb is dead cheap (before the floods in Thailand..), my 2TB WD drives are reliable.

    and as forum member Ian also says: for smaller projects no problem at all.

     

    probs occured ON use of Disksomnia

    somehow MY drives felt asleep ...

    like me: too much coffee makes me dizzy .-

     

    now, no extras installed - all fine.

  • Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,630 points)

    Just experiencing the same issue and think I have worked out what caused it for me.

     

    Duplicated a project with 75Gb of render files, checked copy render files in dialogue box.

    Renamed project prior to completion of copying render files.

    Started editing and rendering etc, restart app and lost all rendering.

    Re-render files, move to event browser and back to event, renders ok, restart app, renders lost.

     

    Checked Event folder on HDD (12TB Raid) and only 43GB of files in folder.

     

    Started event duplication process again, (yes I deleted the previous event)

     

    Duplicated event, with render files, let them all copy across, Background task manager confirmed complete.

    Checked that full amount of render files in the folder, ok.

    renamed event, make some changes and render

    -quit and restart app, all ok!

     

    Hope this helps and curious to know if this is what others may have done and is what is causing issues.

     

    Tony

     

    (crickey, anyone else finding this event/sequence/timeline/program/project terminolgy shift confusing?)

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (112,435 points)
    Renamed project prior to completion of copying render files.

    You shouldn't be able to do that in the FCP project library. You shouldn't be able to rename the project while there is a background task going on that accesses that folder.

  • Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,630 points)

    Maybe in the library, however going to the project properties and then clicking on the spanner allows you to change the name of the project, whilst the background activities are in process.

     

    Tony

     

    (If there is a way to break something, do not be suprised when someone finds it).

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (112,435 points)

    I think that's why it's called a spanner in the works.

  • rhodiad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue. Along with what seems to be a related problem with lost text from titles. That is, titling doesn't CAUSE the issue, but rather it's the most problematic symptom for me.

     

    When I modify a title (put in text), FCPX renders it. The next time I launch the project, FCPX not only seems to have lost it's render file (the topic of this thread), but when it re-renders, it loses the "custom" text. It reverts to lorem ipsum or picks up text from another title in the project.

     

    Usually, it will "remember" one of several title sequences. Which makes me wonder if it's a result of something that I'm doing wrong, project-flow-wise, especially since it seems to be the last-entered title that "sticks". I generally duplicate a title from earlier in the timeline as a starting point for a new one so that I don't have to start over with timing and formatting--maybe that's related.

     

    I realize that this is a symptom rather than a cause of the re-render-at-launch issue, but it's rather annoying to have to redo all my text entry every time I launch a project--far more annoying than simply waiting for it to re-render. If it re-rendered CORRECTLY, I wouldn't mind waiting. Aside from the core issue of re-rendering at launch, is there maybe a better/different way or me to be working in order to avoid lost work on re-render?

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