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  • Timeline suddenly changed and looks completely different

  • Ariella Furman

    October 2, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Hello everyone! I am running 7.0.3 on mac 10.10.3.
    My editor created a Reception sequence for a wedding today. I checked it over, everything looked good. I left it open and rendered it while I took a phone call. After the phone call, the timeline looked completely different. Chunks of audio were missing, chunks of video were missing. Some of it looked fine, but other parts the video was there but the audio tracks were missing. I didn’t touch it and I didn’t leave my desk while it was rendering.

    I went to autosave vault and the same thing was happening to all the versions of the reception. I went back a half hour, an hour, and in all of those versions the audio is just PUFF gone in some of the clips. the strange thing is, sometimes the audio PLAYS on the timeline when there is nothing on the audio tracks.. so no actual audio on A1 to A8. It’s like playing ghost audio! when I scroll through, I can hear audio.

    Also there are sudden chunks of black, 5 minute chunks in between parts. It’s almost as if someone went in and messed with the project. However, the autosave projects were all doing the same exact thing.

    It’s like my clips and audio decided to either play musical chairs or run away from the sequence. Anyone know what could be the issue?

  • David Roth Weiss

    October 2, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I’ll bet you’re editing h.264 or another mpeg variant right?

    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.

  • Ariella Furman

    October 2, 2015 at 1:47 am

    It is Apple Pro Res 422 LT

  • David Roth Weiss

    October 2, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Humm??? That’s very surprising and very unusual Ariella. Unfortunately, it indicates a potentially more complicated fix, unless it’s a simple cure that you can achieve by just trashing preferences. Try that first… If it cures your symptoms terrific, if not, we’ll have to go deeper.

    Meanwhile, which version of the OS are you running?

    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.

  • Ariella Furman

    October 2, 2015 at 4:13 am

    thank you I will try trashing preferences when I get in the office tomorrow and let you know! Thank you for your help.

  • Ariella Furman

    October 2, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    hey everyone, trashing preferences didn’t work 🙁 I am on Yosemite 10.10.3

  • Ariella Furman

    October 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I tried reconnecting all the footage, changing the names of the footage folders, opening it on 3 of our other computers, and also making another XML file. Nothing works. I think I’m just going to have to re-do the reception.

  • David Roth Weiss

    October 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Before starting over, first try using the Render Manager to delete all the render files for that project. Then re-render.

    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.

  • Mark Suszko

    October 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    So it sounds like something to do with the render. Are you rendering to the boot drive? or to an external “scratch” A/V drive? Have you used Disk Utility to run diagnostics on the boot drive and Av drive? How much empty space is there on your boot drive and Av drive? How are they connected?

  • Misha Aranyshev

    October 8, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I cut a feature in FCP7 on Yosemite. It’s OK.

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