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  • Can’t Open/Update Old Events and Projects

    Posted by Gerry Fraiberg on November 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    When Apple moved to the Library model, I didn’t update some old Events and Projects to Libraries, thinking I could do it when needed with Event Manager.

    Now I need to do a revision of a 13 chapter DVD for subtitles. Unfortunately, Event Manager will no longer open under Yosemite and is no longer supported by Intelligent Assistance.

    Today I tried to open an Event from September, 2012 which had been updated in September, 2103. When I tried double clicking on the CurrentVersion.fcpevent file, a TextEdit window opens with a long “SQLite format 3@ ◊SSÉ◊-‚$”. FCPX doesn’t even see it when I tried to create a new Library.

    Solutions? Suggestions? Thoughts?

    FCP X 10.1.3
    OS X v.10.10

    Early 2009 MacPro, 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8 GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB

    Thanks!

    Jeremy Garchow replied 9 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 11 Replies
  • 11 Replies
  • Jeremy Garchow

    November 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Use FCPX and choose File > Update Projects and Events.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    November 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks Jeremy, but unfortunately it didn’t work. I get a dialogue box:

    In Final Cut Pro 10.1 and later, projects and events are contained in a library.

    • Click Update All to create a new library for the projects and events on each connected hard disk.
    • Click Locate to manually create a library for a specific hard disk, folder, or SAN location.

    Update All is greyed out. The other option is to Locate, but that appears to be looking for a SAN location. The old Event is also greyed out. 🙁

  • Jeremy Garchow

    November 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    If the Events and Projects are on an external drive, put them in a folder called “Final Cut Projects” (for Projects) or”Final Cut Events” (for Events) at the root level of the drive. Each Event or Project has it’s own folder, so be sure to add all the relevant folders.

    If the Events and Projects are on your local hard drive, put those folders (and subsequent sub folders) in your User>Movies folder.

    Then try again.

    I’m going from memory here, but you basically have to recreate the older folder structure of FCP 10.0, and then it works.

    Jeremy

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    November 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Correction: The other option is to Locate, but that appears to be looking for a SAN location

    Should read:

    Click Locate to manually create a library for a specific hard disk, folder, or SAN location.

    Clicking gives the error: The current selection is not valid. Choose another SAN location or folder.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    November 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I tried that – as directed, but the folders are greyed out still. Do the folders have to be on the original drive they were on?

  • Jeremy Garchow

    November 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Can you show me a screen capture of the contents?

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    November 10, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Now this is really strange. When I clicked on the link on the dialogue box “Learn more about updating Libraries” the Update All button is now available. I clicked, and it appears to be updating.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    November 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks Jeremy, it seems to have worked. (breathes sigh of relief, wipes sweat from brow, takes a sip of strong tea)

  • Jeremy Garchow

    November 10, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Glad you’re up and running.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    November 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it.

    Cheers!

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