- January 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm
Not really an FCP issue, but I’m looking for the brightest minds out there. I exported a bunch of QT files from After Effects and edited them together in Premiere a few months ago.
Now when I go to open them again I get: “The movie could not be opened. The file is not a movie file”
All the files are stored on a Promise Raid connected via Thunderbolt to my iMac. No major software upgrades done recently.
I’ve seen similar things happen when I copy files from one drive to another but these file have never been moved.
- January 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm
You probably exported QT reference files out of FCP, in which case you are SOL.
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- January 8, 2017 at 8:53 pm
But no, they’re all standalone QT files. I’ve been burned over the years many times with QT REF files and I avoid them like the plague ☺
- January 9, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Good old Prores, generated out of After Effects.
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