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dubdroid 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I seem to have an inconsistency. Sometimes I get my project sent from FCP7 to Compressor 4 and sometimes not. I am clicking on my timeline in

FCP7 and then file-send to. I am not getting my project from FCP7 sent to compressor 4. I just want to know the correct way to do it so it works

every time. Thanks.


Final Cut Studio '09
  • Captain Mench Level 6 Level 6 (13,805 points)

    That is the correct way.  Are you getting ANYTHING there?  Is Compressor opening up?

     

    I've been on a kick today to extol the virtues of /sbin/fsck -fy  This should help with making sure the application packages are lining up properly.

     

    Restart the mac and hold down Apple-S.  When it is done scrolling you should get localhost: root#.  Type /sbin/fsck -fy

     

    (note the space) and hit enter.  Then when it tells you your volume is OK type reboot and hit enter.  Might not help, but it is a good thing to do once a quarter anyway, and won't hurt anything.

     

    CaptM

  • dubdroid 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing happened-command s is apple s? I do not know my way around a computer very well. I restarted the

    mac then pressed command s and held it but nothing happened. I appreciate the try though. Thanks.

  • Captain Mench Level 6 Level 6 (13,805 points)

    I'd try it one more time.  Yes, command-s.  Hold it down right after the chime and keep it down until you start seeing a black screen with white lettering.  It will start and stop scrolling until you see the localhost:  But once it starts scrolling, let go.

     

    What sometimes happens is the file system gets wonky and something in the package for FCP doesn't see Compressor.  This and repairing permissions (Disk Utility - system drive - repair permissions) should help clean up some stuff that might have gotten corrupted.

     

    BTW - both programs ARE in your Applications folder, yes?  Not in some extra 'video app' folder you might have created?

     

    CaptM

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)

    Here's an apple doc on the correct way to install fcp7 and newer versions of fcp and compressor

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4722

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)

    wait, I don't think you're supposed to be able to send from fcp7 to compressor 4.  Don't have compressor 4, but that's what I remember reading.  Think you have to just open your original media in compressor 4, do your magic and then export back to a quicktime with your fcp sequence settings and then import that quicktime into fcp7.

  • dubdroid 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried it again and the reboot took place but I still can't send to Compressor 4. Stumped.

  • dubdroid 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. I have had Compressor 4 working several times before. I am not doing anything differently. Can't

    figure out what I am doing wrong. Rebooted and it still does not work. Stumped.

  • dubdroid 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally got it to go to Compressor 4. Now the dvd is burned but I played it back and everything looks fine except

    on clip that I had used the (typed on effect) the words doubled when I played back the dvd. On the FCP7 original

    it plays fine any suggestions? Thanks

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)

    Yes.  Export a QuickTime from compressor and replace the shot in fcp. 

     

    As i suggested in my previous post, if round tripping between fcp and compressor 4 is not supported, it MAY work, but you can't depend on it.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (17,760 points)

    In addition to being a non-supported workflow, my 2 ¢ is why not use Compressor 3.5 instead? There are very few tricks that C4 can do that C3.5 cannot and in my experience, 3.5  is more stable. And for certain jobs, like encoding files for DVD's, the 3.5 selection of presets make more sense and are easier to work with.

     

    Russ

  • dubdroid 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not have Compressor 3.5-how do I download it. Now I have a problem also that my Compressor 4 codec

    window is not opening when I send my FCP 7 to Compressor 4. This is crazy.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (17,760 points)

    FCP 7 is part of Final Cut STudio 3, a suite of about a half dozen apps…the only way to get FCP7  was to buy the suite – on a set of installation DVDs.  No downloads.

     

    Russ

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,275 points)

    If you don't have Compressor 3.5 how did you get FCP 7?

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,275 points)

    And you can't send from FCP 7 to Compressor 4, doesn't work and never will work. You can send to Compressor 3.5 to FCP 7. And this isn't a good workflow.

     

    What you need to do is export from FCP 7 as self-contain movie...

    Screen Shot 2012-09-26 at 12.01.31 AM.png

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-26 at 12.01.59 AM.png

    And drop that into either Compressor 3.5 or 4.

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