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  • Changes and export from Motion 5 with FCP 7 still open.

    Posted by Giuseppe Mangione on September 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I’m using FCP7 and Motion 5.

    From Motion 5 I exported a .mov file and imported it in FCP 7. Everything works fine.

    But if in the meantime that the FCP with this mov files is open, I do some changes in Motion 5 and export a new file that substitute the one is already in FCP, FCP doesn’t accept the new video file.
    Even if after I try to import manually the new mov file I get “File error unknown file” in FCP.

    Of course if I export from Motion 5 with a different name or if I export and substitute the .mov file when the FCP 7 project is closed everything works fine.

    I know that the can be some incompatibly between FCP7 and Motion5 but this seem very strange.

    Any suggestion to resolve this problem so I can do some changes in Motion 5 with FCP 7 still open?

    Giuseppe Mangione replied 10 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • John Fishback

    September 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I’m not an expert on disk operations, but if FCP is using a file, you probably can’t write to that file. If FCP was shut down and you made a change in Motion and saved it, the next time you open FCP the new file should be used. If no one chimes in here, you might get an answer on the Apple Motion forum.


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  • Giuseppe Mangione

    September 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    but I can edit an image jpg, tiff or png that is already open in FCP

    I guess there is noting to do with Motion 5

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