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tom bailey
Drive read as camera
on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:47:23 pm

Hi
I'm trying to make a new project in FCPX but the drive only appears in the Event Library for a second, then disappears.
I can see it in Finder.
It's a Western Digital 2TB 'my book'
Formatted: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

However it has Black Magic CC footage on it, and one time I opened FCPX it eventually opened a media import window and seemed to have read the drive as a camera (though it was still named the same name as the drive)

Any Ideas?

Thanks.


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Bill Davis
Re: Drive read as camera
on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:01:46 pm

Common problem.

It happens when you have an asset on the root level of the drive that X "sees" as a separate drive or card. Card clones such as folders labled DCIM (or one of the other "Drive clone" types) will cause this. Just learn to store all such "virtual disks" inside other folders - and the problem will go away.

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tom bailey
Re: Drive read as camera
on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:24:00 pm

So just move them into a folder?
I'll give that a go. They're called 'Day 1', etc but I'll try anyway

Thanks


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Drive read as camera
on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:52:10 am

You might have a folder called VIDEO, PRIVATE, DCIM, CLIPS, etc, and FCPX thinks that your whole hard drive is a media folder.

If so, rename or bury them in another folder, as suggested.


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tom bailey
Re: Drive read as camera
on Oct 18, 2013 at 2:38:52 pm

Thank you, that sorted it no problem!


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