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Christopher Evans
"Media Offline", corrupt files? HELP!!!
on Mar 5, 2010 at 4:11:34 pm

Hey guys,

ok so this is my BIG problem...I was in charge of editing a video for my aunt and uncles anniversary. So I uploaded the footage I had from my Sony HDR-XR100 Handycam, onto my Macbook PRO on FINAL CUT PRO 6.0.6.

Everything worked fine. I managed to edit a vast majority of the clips. THEN...everything started to freeze frequently, and I had to re-do my project over, and over again.

FINALLY, one day it just all crashed...all the files went bad, saying "Media Offline" and things just went haywire.

Basically, my questions are...

1) I NEED these files back :( how can I recover them???

2) Why do you think this happened!? "Media Offline", etc.

Also, when I plug my scratch drive (a 120GB Western Digital drive), sometimes nothing comes up. I know the files are still on there, its just...corrupt? Not recognizing?

Anyways, SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is really important and any help would be amazing. THANK YOU!

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Alan Okey
Re: "Media Offline", corrupt files? HELP!!!
on Mar 5, 2010 at 9:19:37 pm

Right-click (or control-click) on an offline clip either in the timeline or the browser and choose "reconnect media." When the reconnect dialog box pops up, click "search" and FCP should find the missing files.

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Christopher Evans
Re: "Media Offline", corrupt files? HELP!!!
on Mar 5, 2010 at 9:27:23 pm

this is also the problem..

the files are not there! well, they are, its just not being recognized! I have tried to reconnect the files, but when i tell it to "search the drive" or whatever, it comes up as nothing!


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Richard Brooks
Re: "Media Offline", corrupt files?
on Sep 15, 2010 at 2:38:33 pm

Every final cut has an autosave vault, try their

also try not searching and clicking find where you manually find where you originally imported the video from

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