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     Ben Balser
    updated 1 month ago
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  • Francois Verster

    February 13, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Regular recent power cuts where we live seem to have resulted in problems with media links in FCPX. When I open up a library after a power cut, many clips in the event to which I had been importing have the “Missing Camera” image in the browser. These clips are all fully there in the Original Media folder at what seems the correct large file sizes (on a separate drive as allocated), but when I try to relink them from the browser the list of clips to relink in the “Relink Clips to Original Media Files” has nothing in it. I have tried dragging the files from the Original Media folder straight into the browser but that does not work. The only option seems to be re-importing all the clips every time. Advice much appreciated here!

  • Ben Balser

    February 20, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Power cuts, I assume you mean the power goes out unexpectedly and your system shuts down improperly. That could corrupt the Library’s database. A small, cheap UPS battery backup would help a lot.

    First, in the Viewer menu, verify you are set to use Original/Optimized Media and not Proxy Media. I’m going to guess you’re set to Proxy media there, IF the Library is not corrupted from the power outs.

    If it is the power outs, go to your FCPX backups, open some of those, see if they’re still in tact.

    Dragging back into the Browser, no, that’s not the way to do it, won’t work, as you’ve seen.

    When you go to Relink, you can chose for FCPX to show you unlinked media, or select it to show you all media, set it to all, do you see a list of anything?

  • Ben Balser

    February 20, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    FYI, do the manual relink where it shows you all the files. Select all, and when you go looking for them, just select the Library they’re already in, FCPX will recognize the insides of an FCPX Library bundle.

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