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Geof Gilland
Export Failed Final Cut Pro: Error Writing to File
on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:43:07 pm

Must not be able to see the forest for the trees. Need an outsider's perspective.

Can't export from FCP to PDW-U1 or PDW-HD1500. Keep getting the "Export Failed Final Cut Pro: Error writing to file" when exporting from FCP via EXPORT, SONY XDCAM. Can transfer footage from both using XDCAM Transfer. XDCAM disc does appear on desktop. Reinstalled all drivers this morning.

Here are the specifics:
Final Cut 7.03
OSX Lion 10.7.2
1) PDZK P1 XDCAM Transfer 2 1 3
2) XDCAM Browser 200
3) SxS Drivers Mac Device v105 UDF v102
4) FAMDriver Mac V2 3 2

Installed in order listed. Any suggestions or even a "you can't do that" would be appreciated. Thanks.geof.

Additional Information on deck/drive.
PDW HD1500

PCKG: 1.72
SY1: 1.70
SY2K: 1.98
SY2U: 2.01
KY: 1.517
DRV: 2.49


PDW U1
Firmware 2.450
Package 2.450

Driver Version: 2.3.0

XDCAM Transfer shows all QT and system software components installed.




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Ian Cook
Re: Export Failed Final Cut Pro: Error Writing to File
on Dec 14, 2011 at 3:57:24 pm

Does this only happen with one specific sequence or with any rendered exports? If you point the export to the desktop and try to manually drop the file into the /CLIP folder are you able to write to the disc? (Note that you may want to enable free naming on the deck before you do this test, otherwise the write will fail if the file doesn't have the the next available Cxxxx.mxf name...Set this in menu 36 on the deck and in the Utility App for the U-1).

I don't think it's a setting (audio, codec etc) because of the 'Writing to File' message. Still, you should verify that your sequence is set to an XDHD codec and that the deck is set to match. You can only mix formats on an optical disc if 'Mixed Recording' is enabled in the maintenance menu or Utility app.

If it's a corrupt frame or element in the timeline, checking the 'Recompress All Frames' box in the Export window will force a re-render of the sequence. This can help if there are corrupt render files.

Also, if you happen to be exporting 60p, the sequence must be an even number of frames, as 60p frames are processed in pairs.

If none of this helps please post your sequence and deck settings (e.g. 'XDCAM HD 422 50 Mb, 1080/24p'). We can discuss offline if necessary.

Ian Cook
Sony Broadcast and Professional Services


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Geof Gilland
Re: Export Failed Final Cut Pro: Error Writing to File
on Dec 14, 2011 at 4:29:16 pm

Thanks Ian. Went to another edit station that is working and noticed a difference in CREATE INTERMEDIATE FILES IN dialogue in the Sony XDCAM Export interface in FCP. The one that was working had "/Library/Caches/Sony XDCAM Transfer." The non-working machine just had "/". Apparently a deleted location or a never specified location for the intermediate files? Chose a location for the intermediate files on the non-working system and now everything is working.

Just goes to show you, "It's always something!"--Radner

thanks for your help. geof.



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Ian Cook
Re: Export Failed Final Cut Pro: Error Writing to File
on Dec 14, 2011 at 4:57:01 pm

Yeah, it looks like the Intermediate File location was deleted or else manually set to the root of your HD. Glad it was something simple. Cheers..


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Julia Lima Carvalho
Re: Export Failed Final Cut Pro: Error Writing to File
on Jul 16, 2015 at 1:50:26 pm

Having similar problem here! Can't figure out what's going wrong. Already exported 12 clips to different discs without any problem. Now 2 of them won't go, already tried making new sequences from scratch, changing discs, enabling the "recompress all frames". Anything i'm missing?
Using the PDW-U1 and Final cut pro 7.0.3
help!


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