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  • All Ben’s advice is perfect in general, but I’m pretty sure there’s an actual quirk involved too.

    I always have FCPX set to import to Library.
    I always wait until I get the ‘finished importing – eject card’ pop-up.

    But the described issue has happened – once by chance a week ago, otherwise maybe a few months ago. I make a lot of shorts and my workflow is pretty repeated – there’s nothing I can pinpoint about the times it’s happened – ie not particularly big projects, not a different camera format etc. Just random quirkiness.

  • I’ve had the same problem a occasionally without any Dropbox factor involved.

    I ALWAYS import to library, so there’s no way the ‘leave files in place’ would be ticked on.

    After importing from a card from a Lumix GH5S M2, I came back to the project the next day and files are missing as per OP’s description. And like them, when I reinsert the camera card and try to relink or consolidate, I can’t because FCPX is telling me there’s nothing TO consolidate and the files ARE in the library. But if I remove the card, they disappear again.

    My only solution has been to delete them completely while card removed, and then re-import.

    It seems to be an occasional corruption quirk, and in my case nothing to do with DropBox. It just happened a few days ago, but before that maybe once every few months (I do a lot of short form projects, so possibly like 1 in 40 or so affected). I’ve never worked out what causes it – it seems very random and I’ve just used the delete/reimport workaround.

  • Rikki Blow

    September 20, 2023 at 2:44 pm in reply to: Avoid the 10.6.7 Update! Most bug filled update so far!

    Did 10.6.8 improve all these issues? – I have just seen that 10.6.9 is just dropping (with iPhone 15 extras and some new logs being the main changes). Do people still think sticking to 10.6.5 is best, or have the new bugs resolved? Any issues with third party plug-ins found too? I’m not updating Ventura 13.3.1(a) after reading elsewhere on this forum that several plug-ins died with the update.

  • Rikki Blow

    August 4, 2023 at 11:38 am in reply to: FCPX transcription capabilities?

    If you want to turn your srt into titles there’s also Caption Burner from FXFactory

    https://fxfactory.com/info/captionburner/

    I import my MacWhisper srt files into that and then mess around with all the setting s to make them look how I like. There’s quite a lot you can adjust to get them looking how you like.

  • Rikki Blow

    June 29, 2023 at 11:26 pm in reply to: FCPX transcription capabilities?

    OK it doesn’t mesh with FCPX, which was the original poster’s ask, but I have to say I’m blown away by the accuracy and speed of MacWhisper as a standalone transcriber for audio. I’ve thrown some poor quality audio at it, even with some jargon and names, and it’s done an amazing job. It also copes with stumbles, repetitions, ums and ers, etc, giving a nice clear representation of what was meant. The developer charges a one off very modest payment, and each update so far has seen great improvements. I like it a lot. Now, if only it could sync with FCPX and give us text editing like Adobe!!

  • Rikki Blow

    May 22, 2023 at 8:54 pm in reply to: Missing Keyboard command to show/hide libraries

    So your screenshot has helped some. I was looking for Show/Hide Library sidebar (which is what the tooltip calls it) but now I can see on your image that the Command Editor just calls it ‘Show/Hide Sidebar’, and yes it’s there, and seems to be assigned correctly. BUT I’ve noticed the keyboard layout looks like a different language, and maybe this is the problem. But now the trouble is I haven’t a clue how to change it back to an English QWERTY keyboard. It seems to be FCPX specific – as mentioned above, all keys work as expected in TextEdit, graphics apps, Word etc., so it’s not a system-wide setting. There’s an option in System Settings to customise a language setting for a particular app, but in my case it’s empty and FCPX isn’t mentioned.
    So that’s a whole other can of worms, but in the meantime I’ve reassigned the Sidebar command and it’s working fine for me on a different key combination, so I won’t have to reset prefs especially as I’m in the middle of several projects and don’t want any other changes to happen right now.

    Thanks as always to the kind folk who try to help out on this great forum.

  • Rikki Blow

    May 22, 2023 at 2:10 pm in reply to: Missing Keyboard command to show/hide libraries

    Yes Doug, it hides the left hand column ie where your library name(s) and its events are, so giving more room for the list of clips if you’re in a particular event and marking them up.

    For some projects and workflows I find it quite useful.

    I can do the same thing with a mouse-click of course, and the tool tip still displays as ‘Show or hide the Libraries sidebar’, but it always used to be set as the Command-Tilde in the Default set, and in my own edited set I had left it like that.

    It no longer works, but also it doesn’t appear as an option (as per my screenshot) so I CAN’T remap it to get it working again. Alphabetically it should be showing between Show/Hide Keyword Editor and Show/Hide Marked Ranges. (ie Show/Hide Libraries sidbar) – Perhaps Ben can confirm this?

    I assumed it had disappeared in the latest update, but Ben is on the same versions of OSX and FCPX as me apparently, so the plot thickens.

    I’ve tried switching back to the Default commands, but it’s not working there either, AND it still doesn’t appear as a customisable command in the Command Editor, which is the real mystery for me.

    I wondered for a sec whether there might be something wrong with my overall keyboard mapping or even the tilde key, but I can type tildes in TextEdit, and all keys with shifts and options seem to be doing what they’re supposed to, so I’ve ruled that out.

    Obviously I’m not alone if Doug can’t see it as a command option either. What a strange quirk (and a bit annoying). I can live with using the mouse instead, but I’m really intrigued why it’s gone.

  • Rikki Blow

    February 20, 2023 at 12:32 pm in reply to: Creating a new Library combining several others

    Thanks guys. I think Mads’ solution (creating a timeline with all clips) will prob work best for me, as the original libraries are scattered a bit, and the ideal would be to consolidate everything into one much bigger library in a way that preserves access to all previous projects, but lets me get rid of all the smaller libraries once I’m satisfied everything’s working OK.

  • Rikki Blow

    February 16, 2023 at 2:29 pm in reply to: Creating a new Library combining several others

    Thanks, but if I have some clips which I didn’t use in Projects in the smaller Libraries, but which I may need in the longer combined project, I guess they’re not going to come across using this method?

  • Rikki Blow

    November 1, 2021 at 11:13 pm in reply to: Laptop battery power caned in FCPX

    With my 1080 footage, FCP was obviously a big drain on the battery, and four hours on an M1 sounds amazing!! I’d be looking at around a max of a couple of hours battery power when full on editing my 1080 footage with some grading and transitions and occasional other effects. But the jump to a few minutes on 4k is rather unexpected.

    I’ll try playing around with settings and see if I can get ProRes out of the camera – I was using the 4k 10bit 72M 25p setting which obviously compresses some – maybe that was a false economy.

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