10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 26, 2013 7:09 AM by Ernie Stamper
nychava Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again.

 

Hello, I use FCX and Aperture.

I want to use the photo browser in FCX to drag and drop short video clips that are stored in the Aperture library.

The video was shot with an iPhone.

 

I have tried to move it into the timeline as well as add it to an event. Nothing works.

I always get the same message:

 

No Importable Files

None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again.

 

Please help. I have had this problem for more than one year.


Aperture 3
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    Can you access the videos in the Aperture library via the media browser from another application, mail for example?

     

    If so this sounds more like a Final Cut problem and you might want to post in that community.

     

    regards

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,560 points)

    Have you ever done this with any video stored in the Aperture Library?  I just tested, in FCPX, both with a clip shot on my iPhone, and another shot on my DSLR.  Both were available to drag into a New Project's timeline.

     

    Ernie

  • nychava Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Frank,

    Thanks for the advice, I indeed posted this same situation simultaneously in the Final Cut community.

  • nychava Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ALSO:

     

    I have used this workaround in the past:

    exporting the files to a folder on my HD and then using import media. (cumbersome)

     

    And I read that dragging and dropping directly from the Aperture window would work, but it did not work for me. (same error message).

     

    I just found out that if I open my Aperture library in iPhoto, the drag and drop technique works fine.

     

    Same thing if I have an iPhoto library open, FCX's photo browser works fine.

    But I dont have an iPhoto library because I use Aperture!

     

    So why would iPhoto work and not a professional application like Aperture??

    Seems backwards. At least I found a solution for now, and I hope this post helps others

  • nychava Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Ernie,

    Yes, the video is stored in the aperture library (non-referenced).

    So perhaps there is a problem in my prefs?? Or my machine?

    Because it still doesn't work for me. Thank you for all the testing!

    Should I re-install or something?

    Seems I am the only one with this problem.

    If you find out anything, please let me know.. I'll keep watching this post in hopes of finding the solution!

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    To try and figure out where the problem is first

     

    Did you try to access the videos via the media browser in an app other then Final Cut? If so did it work? It you haven't tried it yet try it now.

     

    Second make a new Aperture library add a few images and videos to it and try to access it from FC.  Does that work?

     

    Finally if the above two fail make a new user, log in as that user and run Aperture. Now add a few images and videos to this library and run FC. Does it work now?

     

    Doing these steps will help isolate the problem.  Post the results back.

     

    BTW did you get any information or help in the FC community?? If so what was it?

     

    regards

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (78,030 points)

    BTW did you get any information or help in the FC community?? If so what was it?

    The thread in the Final Cut forum is here: Re: No Importable Files

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,560 points)

    It is not clear to me whether Tom W read closely enough to realize a video clip is being discussed, and not merely a still photo in the Aperture Library?

     

    I will try to do some further testing when time allows.  I think it may be a permissioning problem, but not at all sure.

     

    Ernie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    Well I'd like to see the OP run the tests I suggested above so we can determine if this is something in this library, in his environment or on his system or possibly wiht his FC installation.

     

    Without knowing that we're just shooting in  the dark.

     

    regards

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,560 points)

    Btw, since FCPX cannot use the video clips from storage in the Aperture Library, but rather when one is dragged into the FCPX project timeline, it then is imported, the permissions issue could be with the volume where the FCPX events are created.

     

    Ernie