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  • Need Urgent Help: Import Failed on Single Clip

  • Megan Peterson

    March 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Hi there! I conducted a video shoot for a promo video yesterday, and all clips imported into FCPX aside from the most important clip — the main interview! The clip is on my camera, and plays normal on my camera – but I cannot get it off my camera. I did have some trouble getting my mic to work (but it did work in the end), so I’m hoping that didn’t somehow corrupt the clip? But why would it play perfectly in my library on my camera?

    See attached for the message I am seeing, and screenshots showing the file looks normal like the rest.

    Any thoughts? Is there some kind of converter that fixes (potentially) corrupt clips?! (although I’m not sure if it is in fact corrupt!)

    Shot on Canon Vixia HFG60

    FCPX 10.6.1

    Thank you so much for your help in advance!!!

  • Flemming Sorvin

    April 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Megan,

    I’ve had that issue before and what helped for me was copying over the entire file structure of the card (I’m assuming you’re coming from a card-based media source) onto your edit system’s drive storage.

    I would make a new folder on your edit drive somewhere, name it the same as the troublesome card’s name (cam_sd for example), and then copy over the entire contents. Once copied, try importing the footage from the new folder, cross your fingers, and see what happens.

    And then sometimes that doesn’t work too. Then I would switch over to Premiere to pull in the footage, do an export and import that to my FCP X library.

    Hope that helps.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    April 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Echoing Flemming’s advice.

    In general, unless in the field, do not work directly off the camera.
    Worth noting that your Canon camera may be “splitting” the files on recording internally, to match the restrictions of the camera “operating system”/software. And, that FCPX may not be able to combine the two or more files when imported directly from camera.

    FCPX has been known to corrupt external media drives in the past, so when copying off the files (Full file structure), make sure to have a copy on a back-up drive, or cloud storage or similar.

    As an added comment, IMHO:
    FCPX in comparison to Adobe PPro, has only a limited amount of files that it likes to work with, and even then it likes to transcode your files to a new .mov format.

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