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  • Importing to FCPX from DropBox

    Posted by James Ewart on March 1, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    Hello,I am an old time user of FCPX but lapsed and am back after many years, so it’s very nice to see you all still here.These days I use FCP less frequently for editing than in a past life but still use the App from time to time for editing clips for websites etc. Not long ago when I restarted my Mac I got a message saying “your Dropbox folder is being moved”. I thought not much of it but noticed for a few weeks there was a greyed out question mark over the Dropbox symbol in the sidebar of the Finder. It’s not there any more. I guessed it might be indexing or something. Anyway … now when I try and import a file or two from Dropbox into FCP there is no content available or showing up to import even though it is all there in the dropbox folder. Has something changed or am I doing something wrong please?

    Mads Nybo jørgensen
    replied 1 month ago
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 1, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    Hey James,

    FCPX and DropBox is never a good combination. All too often I found that FCPX started downloading random files from DropBox filling up my system. When I wanted to delete them, DropBox insisted on keeping them in the hidden cache.

    However, DropBox did, when I asked, provide me with a solution.
    I suggest that you reach out to them ASAP – they might have a hidden link that can help you. Or certainly a work around. The one they gave me to clear the cache, I would never have found on my own.

    Hope that this helps?


  • James Ewart

    March 1, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    Many thanks, it’s odd as it’s been my standard workflow for a while.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 1, 2024 at 6:46 pm

    Yes, and it may be that Apple has changed how apps and api’s are working – but DropBox should have an easy fix for you, I hope.

    I DM’ed them on Twitter: @DropboxSupport

    Just checked, they responded with a fix within 20 minutes.

    At least you are not a freelancer or SME on Adobe CreativeCloud, as Adobe has killed the Cloud – letter going in this week to EU Authority and UK Competition and Markets Authority. As Adobe clearly seems fixed on making their users worse off, initially to pay for Figma.

    They should at the time have disclosed these changes to the authorities, but it appears they didn’t…

    Sorry, I just went of on one – not sure Adobe ever visits the FCPX forum 😀

  • James Ewart

    March 2, 2024 at 11:01 am

    I was making and eating films professionally when Adobe first brought out the rental only model which I didn’t like then and have actually been with Final Cut since version 1.2!! What have Adobe done now?

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 4, 2024 at 2:46 am

    In reverse to your experience, I have only just “recently” started using FCPX, as a client has a lot of them that needs an eitor.

    Adobe: They killed the Cloud functionality in Creative Cloud Video tools for Freelancers, SME’s and students – anyone with a single licence can forget about syncing files for their two installs using the Adobe cloud – makes it less creative, IMHO.

    The best way of describing it. If like me, you have a system in the home office, and another one you bring into work at client location. Then you can forget all about using Creative Cloud for storing anything to be used in Adobe CC video tools – even Rush has been taken “off-line” from the cloud. No more automatic sync.

    Only upside is that neither will Adobe fill up your laptop drive with everything that is in your “Cloud”. But not being able to sync Rush to your Premiere Pro, is just Adobe being mean and treating a group of their users unfairly.


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