I run into this error code 1309 when I try to drag my 7GB quicktime movie to another storage harddrive. The project was converted using the current settings. When I watched it the images were jerky. I did not have this problem with an earlier project of 2GB quicktime movie
The project I am trying to archive and save has a lot of camera movement. I was, however able to create a good compression (m4v) to play on the web. The project was shot at 1080 24P. There are a lot of codecs in the FCP pulldown. Which one should I try that will archive the project in the best way for storage and possible use in the future?
Tip: OS X Finder Error Code -1309 Possible Meaning
If you are copying files from your OS X partition to external drive or a Boot Camp partition and receive Finder Error Code -1309, it most likely means you are copying a file greater than 4 GB in size, which is the maximum a FAT32 formated drive can support. That's because the 32 in FAT32 means it uses a 32-bit unsigned integer for the number of bytes in a file, so 2^32-1 is 4 GB. Wikipedia Reference
no it is not a pc formatted drive. It is a lacie 500G drive that has only been used with my mac. True, i have never transfered a file greater than 4G. Do you suppose that this harddrive will not take a file over 4G? Is there a way to transfer the file to an SD card for safe keeping? or do you have any other suggestions for me to keep this file on the drive. or do I need to buy another drive for large files (i hope not)
Yes you would lose everything on the drive currently- you would need to move that data somewhere else first. Run Disk Utility from your applications/utilities folder and you'll see which format the drive is formatted as.
I split the project into two halves, but get this.. as a whole the project was almost 7G but when split, each quicktime movie file was under 1G. interesting. I can always reassemble the film from the two halves, but do you think this disparity of file sizes doesn't matter and thus in the two pieces also stores the project optimally.