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Mark Smith
Ejecting an external HD
on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:49:13 pm

Running 10.3 on Sierra. I 'm looking for some material on one of two hard drives. Drive A which I just searched didn't have what i was looking for. I closed the import window, and now apparently I have to quit X in order to eject that drive and swap in Drive B. This comes up frequently and what I want to know is if there is a way to swap a drive without having to quit X each time I swap?


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Noah Kadner
Re: Ejecting an external HD
on Nov 22, 2016 at 7:30:09 pm

nope- may I suggest a hub for your drives if you're running out of ports.

Noah

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Mark Smith
Re: Ejecting an external HD
on Nov 22, 2016 at 7:49:30 pm

I have plenty of ports, its just that I am using a drive dock pulling media off archived bare drives, hence the need to swap drives. Gosh I wish they ( apple ) would fix this issue.


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Noah Kadner
Re: Ejecting an external HD
on Nov 22, 2016 at 8:39:28 pm

Not really a bug- they're just valueing data integrity above convenience a bit there. If you're looking for clips on drives, I would suggest doing so via QuickView in the finder with FCPX closed to make it speedier.

Noah

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Mark Smith
Re: Ejecting an external HD
on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:54:16 pm

I would use quickview except that I am looking through piles of P2 volumes (mxf - avc Intra) so quick view is of no use . There is that P2 viewer app P2CMS which I found that might be of some help. I shot all this material 6 years ago back when avc intra was about the best in camera codec available, and have been out of the P2 loop since then.


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Rikki Blow
Re: Ejecting an external HD
on Nov 25, 2016 at 12:55:12 am

i have a similar issue (on 10.2.3 - maybe it's fixed in 10.3?) with importing from cards from audio recorders.

Once imported, FCPX tells me it's complete and offers me the option to EJECT the card.

I click EJECT, but then on actually removing the card from my laptop card slot, I get the OS message that I should have ejected it first.

But if I try to eject it first using Finder, I'm told FCPX is using it - even though FCPX apparently gave me option to eject it after the import was complete.

I wish FCPX would let the OS know it had ejected the card!

My only option to keep the OS happy is to quite FCPX and then go back in. When I've got 2 or 3 audio recorders on an event, this is a bit annoying.

Not wishing to hijack the thread, but it sounds like the same issue in a slightly different guise, and it seems to be more of a bug than an attempt to maintain data security. Why give the option to eject if you still can't?


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Mark Smith
Re: Ejecting an external HD
on Nov 25, 2016 at 2:13:28 pm

If I am importing footage from camera cards, I get the option to eject the card after import which I can do, sometimes with a similar result - the card is ejected and I get the OS warning.. I n the case of hard drives I suppose the aim is to prevent some one from accidentally ejecting the dive that contains the library while the app is open thus prevent the app from having access to the library. Seems like a good idea, in a safety net sort of way, however its annoying to have to continiuosly quit the app just to switch drives. Since I am imposrting from camera cards with complete file structures that are located on the hard drive which is my import source, it would be cool if FCPX recognized the media source as a camera card and treated it the same way as compact flash card, so it could be ejected.


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