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joe mordecai
FCPX project gone!?
on May 6, 2013 at 2:31:52 pm

Hey all -

Please direct me to elsewhere if this issue has been posted before, but I've just had a little heart attack moment.

I've been working on an edit with FCPX, using the 10.0.8 Trial Version with a client to see if it's a viable way forward. I was up very late working on a project. Namely, had a lot of clips trimmed and arranged into the timeline. Closed the program as normal and went to bed. I woke up this morning, opened the project, and everything is GONE in the timeline.

All of my event info, in/out ranges, data is still there, but my timeline is empty. It's like it erased the whole thing. Now I have to start over?? Other past projects are still fine... but this one...magically gone.

Very upset... anyone have this happen?


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Bret Williams
Re: FCPX project gone!?
on May 6, 2013 at 3:02:53 pm

Does the project not exist or are all the edits within the project gone? If the latter... Undo undo undo


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joe mordecai
Re: FCPX project gone!?
on May 6, 2013 at 3:10:32 pm

The project exists, but the timeline where all my cuts were was totally empty. Are there an infinite amount of Undo's? I've already started rebuilding what I had done yesterday... but is that "undo" method viable?


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Russ Haskell
Re: FCPX project gone!?
on May 6, 2013 at 3:40:37 pm

It's possible the backup file is still intact (if it hasn't been over-written this AM). With FCP closed, in the Finder, navigate to your project folder >Backups and move the backup to the same folder level as CurrentVersion.fcpproject. Hide the old one in a temp folder. Launch FCP and see whether your sequence returns.

Russ


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Russ Haskell
Re: FCPX project gone!?
on May 6, 2013 at 4:01:45 pm

Forgot to add that the backup file, which has a timestamp as its file name, needs to be re-named to CurrentVersion.fcpproject,

Sorry about the missing step.

Russ


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joe mordecai
Re: FCPX project gone!?
on May 6, 2013 at 6:57:48 pm

Thanks for the advice, Russ. I manually rebuilt my timeline... but if this happens again... I'll keep this in mind!


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Bill Davis
Re: FCPX project gone!?
on May 7, 2013 at 12:30:35 am

Sorry to come to this late - and it's probably not the issue,

BUT.

I sometimes see people hitting "new Compound" and not putting anything in them. If you were to do that and launch it, you can get what looks like a blank timeline replacing your populated one.

Did you check the upper left area right below the Favorite/Reject keyword HUD to see if your timeline history was still set to your main edit?

Just a possibility.

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