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  • Adriaan van Dam

    June 11, 2022 at 6:27 pm


    I want to import .mov files into my project. That works fine except a few. I can import them but they stay black. I can see and hear them in the finder but in fcpx it stays black.

    Does anyone know how to solve this?

    Thank you very much for helping!

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 11, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Hey Adriaan,

    That sounds and looks like a problem with the “wrapping of the codec” used for the file.

    Does it play-back outside of FCPX, like in VLC or similar?

    If it does, only suggestion that I can make is to try and encode it to ProRes or similar outside of FCPX and then re-import the files.


  • Adriaan van Dam

    June 11, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Mads,

    Yes, I can play it on VLC so I will check if it is an encode issue.

    I come back on this… but thanks for now!

  • Adriaan van Dam

    June 11, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    It is really strange that this one will not import. Can anyone check?

    .mov file 93,7 MB

    Thank you so much!

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 11, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Haven’t got my FCPX open, but plays back fine on VLC.

    Have re-encoded it for you to ProResHQ through Adobe Media Encoder.

    You can get it from here:!AsVoGM1U0j-1iutVdR-bAUPnzvecrA?e=5z9TKk

  • Adriaan van Dam

    June 11, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Yes now it works..

    So I have to re-encode it to ProResHQ next time!

    Thank you very very much Mads… very kind!!!

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 11, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    No problem Adriaan, always happy to help.

    I used Adobe Media Encoder for the job.

    As you have the “new” file, I will delete from my folder so it is not left out in public.

    Good Luck with the rest of the project!

  • John Fishback

    June 11, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    If you don’t have the latest pro codecs from Apple, here’s a link:

    It may help.

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