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Steve Belcher
"File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 24, 2009 at 11:01:04 pm

I'm trying to export a feature film in Final Cut 6.0.6 and I keep getting the "File Error: Illegal Name" error every time. I've researched this heavily and tried everything, including trashing my user prefs, resetting scratch disks to a different hard drive, double checking settings, saving the project as a different name, etc. Nothing has worked at all. I've never had this problem before and its already caused me to miss the deadline. I'm in desperate need here... PLEASE HELP!!!

Thank you,

Steve Belcher
LBK Productions


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Aaron Neitz
Re: "File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 24, 2009 at 11:40:23 pm

You mean Export a Quicktime?

What format are you working in?

Are you exporting to a Mac formatted drives?

What happens if you try and export 1min of footage?




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Steve Belcher
Re: "File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:20:49 am

Aaron,

I'm trying to render the sequence when I get this message. I'm trying to render it and export it through Compressor for DVD. Here are the sequence settings:

- Frame Size: 1440 x 1080
- Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD (1440 x 1080)
- Field Dominance: None
- Editing Timebase: 29.97
- Compressor: Apple ProRes 422 HQ
- Audio Settings: 48 kHz, 16 bit

It renders and exports fine for a 1 minute Quicktime. The drive I'm exporting to is MS-DOS (FAT32) formatted... could that be the issue?

Thanks,

Steve Belcher
LBK Productions


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Aaron Neitz
Re: "File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:39:16 am

FAT-32 has a MAX file size of 2GB. So there's your culprit.



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Steve Belcher
Re: "File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:45:26 am

Well damnit! Thanks for the help... is there anyway to format it to Mac without losing all the files and what not?

Thanks,

Steve Belcher
LBK Productions


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Zane Barker
Re: "File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 6:44:57 am

[Steve Belcher] "is there anyway to format it to Mac without losing all the files "

Nope in formatting a hard drive it must be erased.




There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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John Fishback
Re: "File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 27, 2009 at 7:14:29 pm

Just copy the files on your drive to a different drive formatted Mac OS Extended (HFS+) non-journaled.

John

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Zane Barker
Re: "File Error: Illegal Name" error... PLEASE HELP!!!!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 5:24:49 am

[Aaron Neitz] "FAT-32 has a MAX file size of 2GB. So there's your culprit. "

4GB limit actually but yes it is still the problem.




There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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