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  • How to prevent media import dialogue box upon inserting SD card

    Posted by Gabo Gangster on March 27, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Hello everyone!

    I can’t find a solution to this. I use FCPX for my workflow and I will constantly insert SD cards into my iMac to copy files, but FCPX automatically brings itself to the front and opens up a media import box, even though I don’t want FCPX to import the files into my projects. This is really annoying for workflow, as not only does it brings the dialogue box, but when I delete the files from my SD card I won’t be able to empty the trash bin because “another application is using them”. So I have to close FCPX in order to proceed.

    How do I stop FCPX from doing this?

    Thank you in advance.

    Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas replied 1 month, 4 weeks ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Mark Suszko

    March 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Sign me up; this bother me too. It’s like FCPX is trying to be helpful and anticipate that adding new media must mean I’m ready to start importing it, but that’s almost never the case with me. I’m P2-card based, and I always first create a folder in my RAID where I’m going to offload the P2 car prior to my edits. I’m not even halfway done labeling that folder when helpful FCPX pops up the ingest dialog box, like an insistent 2-year-old. Happens when introducing almost any new memory device to the computer… “down, boy!” I wanna just tell it to cool it’s jets and wait for a command.

  • Jared Ewing

    April 2, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I have not found the need to ignore connected cards/cameras this myself, so I can’t say it will work, but CommandPost might be worth a shot. CommandPost includes a Preference “Ignore Inserted Camera Cards”. Try it out and reply back if it works for you.

    – Jared


  • Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas

    August 2, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    CommandPost worked. It’s not exactly seamless and it seems to require lots of permissions. What happens is that the window pops, but CommandPost closes it quickly and returns to whatever you were doing before.

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