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Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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Nov 17, 2012 2:12 AM

Importing.

 

Trying to import from a 32 GB CF card - I have maybe 6 different days shooting on it.

 

Have tried to import selected batches of photos to separate projects relevant to the day taken.

 

In theory I have imported all projects but have about 20 files that keep showing as unimported despite having don't import duplicates listed.

 

They are movs from a Canon 5D II

 

I've restarted Aperture and the same bunch of files will import again to a project (duplicates) and still remain listed for import.

 

I don't know what's causing this but it dents my confidence in Aperture's file handling capability/library integrity - I've not seen it before.

 

Any ideas?

 

I've had to force quit once or twice with the latest update too.

 

AC

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)

    I've had to force quit once or twice with the latest update too.

    Hi, Alley_Cat,

    so you are running Aperture 3.4.3?

     

    Did you repair and/or rebuild the library after force-quitting?

     

    And can you exclude the card reader/ camera as a problem? Does the same happen, if you import the videos from a folder on your desktop? Also, when importing from a different user account?

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 4:46 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)

    I had copied the card over to 2 backup drive locations.  Interestingly, there are 2 folders within DCIM as it had flipped a 10k image boundary so I have:

     

    Ths looks to me like the card needs reformatting in the camera - do you have a second card to compare what the file system on the card should look like?

     

    As I say things like this dent my confidence in an apps ability to have library integirty - it's not the things that I can see are inconsistent it's the things that might be wrong that are not apparent!

    Sometimes I wonder too

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to Alley_Cat)
    iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, Aperture 3.4.1
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 11:50 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Frank,

    good idea, but that issue is supposed to have been fixed since Aperture 3.1. And Alley Cat is using the latest Aperture version. I do not hope that bug has returned like a bad coin and is haunting us again! 

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,430 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)

    Let me catch up -- both stills and video are going to the same memory card?  It is only the video files that are causing this problem?

     

    Have you done any in-camera deleting of images or videos?

     

    I just did a fresh test to confirm that Do Not Import Duplicates is being observed in 3.4.3 with video.  But in my case the video files are sent to a different card than are the photos.

     

    Ernie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to léonie)

    Can anyone confirm that it works in 3.4.3?  It may  have been fixed at some point but got re-introduced as happens from time to time.

     

    Just saw Erine's post.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,355 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    I cannot test with my Canon camera, that is at the office right now, but importing from the disk, from the lumix FZ28 card, from iPod and iPad - in all cases "do not import duplicates" works with referenced videos.

    Tomorrow I can probably test with the Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 camera and try with a similar card as Alley Cat.

     

    Frank, does not your camera have a similar file system structure on the card?

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,430 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)

    I am not as concerned with the Library and need to rebuild until problems with some corruption on the memory card's directory has been eliminated which may have only found its way to the copy on the Hard Drive.  Since videos can not be counted on to be the same length and duration, a deletion of something from the card in the camera can leave a space that will not accommodate the next video (or photograph) and bridging to else where on the card may be problematic.  I would like to see you test this again, starting with a newly reformatted memory card.

     

    Ernie

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