FCP7 crashes when Log and Transfer APanasonic AF100 clip
by Richard Jordan on Apr 28, 2012 at 10:19:18 am
Here is an interesting one if anyone can help me...
This is the series of events:
1. Open FCP7
2. Log and Transfer some AVCCAM clips successfully (recorded on Panasonic AF100).
3. Do some editing.
4. Try to Log and Transfer another AVCCAM clip.
5. On hitting Add to Clip, FCP7 always crashes!
6. On reopening FCP7 I go back to step 1.
Here are the pertinent parts of the error log:
Process: Final Cut Pro 
Path: /Applications/Final Cut Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/Final Cut Pro
Version: 7.0.3 (7.0.3)
Build Info: FCPApp-1008261348~8
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Date/Time: 2012-04-28 11:05:43.899 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.3 (11D50b)
Report Version: 9
Interval Since Last Report: 384698 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 17
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 146890 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 16
Anonymous UUID: 7D34DE25-A6F4-4EF7-8E7F-74FF8E5A3C49
Crashed Thread: 36
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000049fd87cc
VM Regions Near 0x49fd87cc:
IOKit 0000000049f21000-0000000049fa1000 [ 512K] rw-/rw- SM=SHM
--> Stack 0000000049fa1000-0000000049fe1000 [ 256K] rw-/rwx SM=COW
MALLOC_LARGE 0000000049fe1000-000000004a01c000 [ 236K] rw-/rwx SM=PRV
Application Specific Information:
objc: garbage collection is OFF
Re: FCP7 crashes when Log and Transfer APanasonic AF100 clip by Petros Kolyvas on Apr 28, 2012 at 8:10:11 pm
It's a bug somewhere in the AVCCAM/FCP7 pipeline and the AF100.... it will crash at the point the files are spanned. This spanning is invisible in most cases, but it's exactly at this point where FCP7 will crash.
We made our first move towards Premiere CS5 (before the FCPX debacle) as a result of this issue and, sadly, haven't looked back.
The only real solution is to use something like Clipwrap and do your transcoding ourside of FCP if you want to stay with 7.
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