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  • Quicktime files created recently are now corrupted

  • John Christie

    January 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Hi All

    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.

    Any thoughts?

  • David Roth Weiss

    January 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    You probably exported QT reference files out of FCP, in which case you are SOL.

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant
    David Weiss Productions
    Los Angeles

    David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.

  • John Christie

    January 8, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks David

    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 ☺



  • Shane Ross

    January 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    What codec?

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  • John Christie

    January 9, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Hi Shane

    Good old Prores, generated out of After Effects.



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