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Stuart McAlister
P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 8:55:01 am

Hello All,

I'm working on a brand new Mac Pro (one week out of the box), FCS2 installed from original disks (not migrated). The Mac is 16G with a RAID card, Radeon GFX card, 2.26GHz Intel Quad-Core Intel Xeon. FCS2 is on the Macintosh HD while the scratch disk is the RAID disk (2 disks).

I have started 3 projects with only 1 ever being open at one time. My latest project is a 26 minute show for broadcast. The second half was shot last week in DV PAL 4:3 and already edited on the timeline. The first half was shot yesterday on P2.

I watched Shane's tutorial on how to import P2 into FCP and followed every step.

Soon after dragging all the P2 stuff into the same timeline, the programme started shutting down time and time again. It stated that the KG-Core plug in was responsible and, after asking around, I ended up here to a post from 2009 regarding the same problem.

FCP would then only open for a few seconds before closing itself down. I couldn't drag anything into the timeline, my completed part two edit of the show was now trapped inside the same timeline as the newly imported P2 ... and kept crashing.

I have now wiped the Mac Pro of FCS2 and have started reinstalling from scratch.

Do you, the real pros here, think that the combination of DV and P2 could have caused this?

I would be interested to find out as it appears that I have to start this edit all over again - thankfully, a DV copy of the P2 files is available.

Stuart


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Shane Ross
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 9:21:49 am

Trashing the preferences usually fixes that one.

Download the Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion: http://www.digitalrebellion.com/pref_man.htm

Shane



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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 9:24:44 am

and it's THAT simple ...?

Thanks Shane.


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Shane Ross
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 9:33:59 am

Worked for more than one person...

Google it.



Shane



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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:39:37 am

Shane,

Well I did what you said and my 'preferences were successfully deleted'.

Opened up the problem project file and FCP closed almost immediately.

Thoughts?

Grateful thanks,

Stuart


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Rafael Amador
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:12:56 pm

Hi Stuart,
With our Mac OSX, is much more possible that any glitch comes from the System than from FC.
Whenever I have problems I start by optimizing the System; rebuilding directories (DiskWarrior, TechTools,..) and repairing permissions. Normally this works.
Best,
Rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:20:35 pm

Rafael,

Many thanks.

I have;

- reinstalled FCS2
- downloaded Preference Manager and trashed all the FCS Pref files
- repaired permissions on the Mac Pro

Still, I am unable to open my projects. Looks like I have to start each one again ...

Stuart


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Rafael Amador
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:41:04 pm

Well, it opens and then close..
Put the media off-line and try to open the project.
This will tell you if there is any problem with the media.
Rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Shane Ross
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:00:14 pm

EVERY project? Just a few?

Yeah, removing the MEDIA DRIVE and then launching FCP is a good way to test. Might be a corrupt piece of media.


Shane



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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:30:10 pm

Shane,

Thank for getting back to me.

I haven't done what Rafael suggested as I've been editing on another machine all day. I'll do it tonight and get back to you.

FYI, I tried opening another project which didn't contain any of the 'problem/original' material. The project opened and then shut within 10 seconds (according to the error report).

Stuart


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Shane Ross
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:33:19 pm

Hey...do me a favor and post that error report. I have something that can read that and tell you what's up.



Shane



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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:36:19 pm

Thanks Shane. Will send overnight.


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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:19:25 am

Shane,

Herewith the top section of the report. I'm not sure I should post the whole report it here as it is enormous,

Stuart

Process: Final Cut Pro [148]
Path: /Applications/Final Cut Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/Final Cut Pro
Identifier: com.apple.FinalCutPro
Version: 6.0.6 (6.0.6)
Build Info: FCPApp-905291121~12
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [93]

Date/Time: 2010-02-12 07:16:43.349 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.2 (10C2234)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 138974 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 27
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 73667 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 23
Anonymous UUID: 9D6E4D3F-4D6D-4934-985D-C46833FCB7B5

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 QuickTimeH264.scalar 0x163202b1 JVTCompEncodeFrame + 36944
1 QuickTimeH264.scalar 0x16698f49 JVTLibDecoDispose + 322747
2 QuickTimeH264.scalar 0x16624cd2 JVTCompEncodeFrame + 3201649


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Shane Ross
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:32:12 am

Good enough. Got any h.264 media in this cut?

Suspected Cause:
This crash was likely caused by MPEG media (or MPEG-derived media such as XDCAM, HDV or H.264) in the timeline. This is one of many reasons why MPEG media is not recommended for editing.

Suggested Actions:
* Transcode any HDV, MPEG-2, XDCAM or other long-GOP media into an editing-friendly format such as ProRes or Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC).


Relevant Line:
0 QuickTimeH264.scalar 0x163202b1 JVTCompEncodeFrame + 36944

Shane



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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:55:47 am

Shane,

COW is the best unofficial 'customer support' going ...! Thanks!

I have a timeline with the following footage:

3 x camera rolls (P2)
3 x Chroma Key backgrounds (.mov)
Assorted GFX .pngs
Using Boris FX Chroma Key Studio

I downloaded the driver file linked from your 'P2 to FCP' tutorial but the first time I loaded it, the system said that it hadn't installed correctly. I rebooted the machine and the second time there were no issues.

Also, I downloaded the 'preference manager' and have deleted my prefs, yet still FCP crashed.

On the 16H Mac Pro, the RAID drive is the scratch drive so I will now empty that and try again. I completed the edit on an iMac last night.

Again, many thanks.

Stuart


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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 12, 2010 at 8:57:25 am

Going back over Shane's tutorial, here's something odd:

- copy all files (Contents and lastclip.txt) onto separate drive
- open FCP and make bin/logging bin (named as same)
- edit > import > Panasonic P2

This is where the sequence breaks as my ' edit > import > ' does not contain a Panasonic P2 option. However, I can import the files using 'edit > log and transfer' as I just point it towards the folder on my desktop.

Is this telling me that FCP doesn't have the right driver to support P2?

I have a AG-HPG20 reader/recorder. One card was recorded in the machine using the SDI route and has 2 tracks of audio, whereas the other card was recorded in a camera, has 4 tracks of audio and was labeled 'spanned reel'.

Using 'log and transfer ' the footage plays well enough in the timeline but a pro's eye scanning over the above info should pick out any obvious problems ... and hopefully, the last?

Stuart


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Shane Ross
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 12, 2010 at 9:08:46 am

YOu might be looking at my ORIGINAL P2 workflow tutorial, that I did when the option first came out. That is only for FCP 5.0 and 5.1. My updated tutorial works with FCP 6 and partially with 7. 7 has new features with naming...

Anyway, here is tutorial for FCP 6.

P2 Workflow with FCP 6


Shane



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Stuart McAlister
Re: P2/DV ... KG Core plug in ...
on Feb 12, 2010 at 9:13:39 am

Again, thank you Shane ...


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