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HelloImCarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Unfortunately, I moved some footage using Finder, which I later found out p!sses off FCPX. Fortunately, the updates gave us back "Relink" to help reload those files which we moved without FCPX's permission.

 

Here's my issue. I have the files -- THE files that were used originally when FCPX first imported them. I have them. Found them. And click them. BUT-- FCPX (after scanning them) claims that they don't have a matching framerate as the orginal file had.

 

So, I'm like, "What the phucking phuck...!?" -- These are the same flippin files, what's changed!? More importantly:

 

What do I do to make FCPX accept the footage so that I can once again have source files for my projects/events?

How do I make FCPX relink the correct files, even though it claims the framerate's wrong?

 

Please respond. Any advice will be much appreciated.

 

I'm using FCPX 10.0.5. Any more necessary info needed, just ask and I'll provide it.

-Carter


Final Cut Pro X, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    James Cude Level 4 Level 4 (1,155 points)

    Perhaps you opened the files in another app since moving them? For example Premiere and After Effects both write metadata to clips that will cause relinking to fail back in FCPX.

  • 2. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    HelloImCarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    James,

     

    Thanks for responding so quickly.

     

    Naw, The only program I use to edit is FCPX. I sometimes view the files with Quicktime or VLC. But I never save the files or anything like that after viewing them in those players.

     

    -Carter

  • 3. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    James Cude Level 4 Level 4 (1,155 points)

    VLC *might* have done something. I'd just go ahead and reload them into an Event and overcut them into the Project- hopefully not too much work to redo. Once they won't relink there's not much else you can do.

  • 4. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    Did you move the files to a different drive? If so, are you certain that drive is formatted 'Mac OS Extended'?

    The tiniest alteration to a source file, will confuse FCP X. I don't know whether VLC makes any changes.

     

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    Have you tried trashing your preferences?

     

    Unexplained faults like this can often be fixed by clearing out FCP X's preferences (for some reason, they get knotted up from time to time).

     

    Download Digital Rebellion's Preference Manager (free, simple to use, and perfectly safe, both to download and use).

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

     

    With Preference Manager, you can backup the Prefs when FCP X (or any of the Apple Professional Applications) are working normally. Then when either of the applications are acting strangely, Trash the Preferences, then Restore from your backups (just a mouse-click).

     

    If you trash the prefs and don't restore them, you will need to manually restore all your FCP X settings again, so it's a great idea to backup Preferences from time to time when FCP X is working well, then your backups are up to date.

     

    Doesn't fix every problem, but it fixes a lot.

     

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    So, I'm like, "What the phucking phuck...!?"

    It's not necessary to be juvenile - your questions are more likely to be answered if you avoid such embellishments.

    Andy

  • 5. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    HelloImCarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    *(So, I'm like, "What the phucking phuck...!?")*

     

    "It's not necessary to be juvenile - your questions are more likely to be answered if you avoid such embellishments."

    Hello Andy,

    Welcome to "The Internet: where free speech reigns supreme". After my post receiving 3 replies within 24hrs, it kinda shunts that perposterous hypothesis, doesn't it? I choose to excercise my 1st amendment right and to avoid being censored -- and that should provide no actual bearing on the issue at hand. Afterall, if a patient is covered in tattoos head to toes, a good doctor will set aside personal biases in order to "help the individual".

     

     

    So enough about my unncessesarily criticized means of anecdotal self expression -- On to your useful advice regarding my issue:

     

    "Did you move the files to a different drive? If so, are you certain that drive is formatted 'Mac OS Extended'?"

    - Yes, but I initially transferred the files to a non-properly formatted drive. After being unable to even view my files in the nonformatted external drive (another FCPX bug I became aware of), I transferred them again into a drive formatted: Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

     

    "Have you tried trashing your preferences?"

    - I did once a little while back, but it may be time to try that again. I'm about to head to work, so I'll have to experiment with that once I return home.

     

    "If you trash the prefs and don't restore them, you will need to manually restore all your FCP X settings again, so it's a great idea to backup Preferences from time to time when FCP X is working well, then your backups are up to date."

    - If I save, trash, then restore what's saved -- wouldn't that restore the problem as well? (my initial response to that suggestion)

     

    Andy,

    Thank you much for your advice about FCPX. I'll post my findings this evening.

    -Carter

  • 6. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    HelloImCarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Andy,

     

    So this morning: I had just woken up, and I was probably crankier than I should've been. My bad.

     

    Onward!

     

    To FCPX: I did like you suggested, downloaded Prefman, backed-up, trashed, restored, and tried again to relink... and... "framerates don't match".

     

    Whaddya think I should do...?

     

    -Carter

  • 7. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    Re-import them and you'll have to drag them over the disconnected clips one by one. (Hold until the clip turns white, then choose 'overwrite from start') (or similar).

    Andy

  • 8. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    I should have said In the timeline, of course.

    Andy

  • 9. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    HelloImCarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Andy,

     

    I gave "Overwriting" a try. But, unfortunately that method will not replace the footage for each time that clip is used throughout the project within the Timeline.

     

    Also, by dropping the replacement clip (which is actually the original clip to begin with) overtop the 1st clip within the Timeline, it does not retain the Keyframing information either.

     

    What I find most puzzeling about this is: I have the original clip. FCPX claims the framerate does not match its records though.

     

    A) What changed the framerates?

    and/or

    B) Can I [re]alter the framerates so that they DO match, and FCPX will accept the replacement (original) clip for Relinking throughout the dependent project(s)?

     

    -Carter

  • 10. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    HelloImCarter wrote:

    A) What changed the framerates?

    Presumably, dropping them onto a wrongly formatted drive.

     

    B) Can I [re]alter the framerates so that they DO match, and FCPX will accept the replacement (original) clip for Relinking throughout the dependent project(s)?

    I don't think so - but I'm not an expert.

    Andy

  • 11. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    HelloImCarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, it's been a little while now, and I'm still moderately frusutrated with being unable to relink event files to their original source files because the "frame rates don't match". Presumably because they were moved onto an unformatted drive without FCPX's permission. However, I repeat, they're the SAME original unalterted files (except apparently the framerate somehow).

     

    Has anyone uncovered a more sensible solution to fixing this problem (other than re-drop the files and re-do all the work for every missing event)?

     

    I'd very much like to be able to fix this mundane problem.

     

    Any help that hasn't been previously mentioned would be very much appreciated.

    -Carter

  • 12. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    From what I can gather, moving files to a drive that is formatted differently, modifies the file in some way and FCP X won't accept it. It sounds strange, and I don't pretend to understand why, but it's a system requirement of FCP X that drives be formatted OS Extended. (Yours wasn't).

    Andy

  • 13. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    HelloImCarter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Right.

     

    I agree that that's the cause of the problem. What I'm hoping for is a solution to fix this problem and once again use my original files, without having to redrop them into every project one-by-one an d reedit each and every one all over again.

     

    Chya-know?

     

    -Carter

  • 14. Re: FCPX - Relink, wrong framerate?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,180 points)

    There is perhaps no solution to your problem because you FUBARed the files by changing their headers when copying them to the incorrectly formatted drive.

     

    Was the media in the event folder's Original Media folder? If yes, and you moved it out there's probably not much you can do at this stage. The files have been altered. If these were only reference files, aliases in the Original Media folder, pointing to the files location, you might be able to resurrect them by making new aliases for your clips and moving them into the Original Media folder at the finder level with the application closed.

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