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Bob O'Brien
BAD DAY-Constant crashing
on Mar 12, 2010 at 4:30:06 pm

My project keeps crashing... even when I open it up without my media drive connected. Seems like if I click around a few times, or slide the timeline along, it crashes.

A already copy and pasted the timeline and browser into a new project and have saved. That project crashes too.

This originally started happening on my G5, running Tiger and FCP6. So, I copied my project folder over to my MacBook Pro running SL and FCP7. Same thing!

Thoughts? Thanks!

Bob O'Brien

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Jerry Hofmann
Re: BAD DAY-Constant crashing
on Mar 12, 2010 at 4:42:08 pm

Sort of an odd one, eh? Here's a shot in the dark:

There are media files actually contained in the project file itself... maybe there's something there that's corrupt. Text, graphics, even bars and tone are actually stored in the project file. Basically anything that is generated from FCP.

You likely have some corruption in that project file at any rate.

Have you tried any of your autosaves or backups? maybe going back and rebuilding a bit will fix you up here. Obviously this same file worked in the past...


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John Pale
Re: BAD DAY-Constant crashing
on Mar 12, 2010 at 4:54:33 pm

Export your timeline as XML and open that... Worth a shot, anyway.

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Wayne Carey
Re: BAD DAY-Constant crashing
on Mar 12, 2010 at 5:24:44 pm

Here's a commercial ad for you....

Try Digital Rebellion's FCS Maintenance Pack. It contains a program called Corrupt Clip Finder and also Project Repair. It is very well worth the $129 for the software. Its saved my butt a few times already.


Wayne Carey
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Bob O'Brien
Re: BAD DAY-Constant crashing
on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:24:24 pm

Thanks all for taking the time to help.

I went back to the G5 since that's where the first problem popped up. I managed to get project to open. Since it was already rendered, without clicking anything, I exported a movie of the timeline. Now at least I have my work saved, and I can move forward in a new project file. If they want changes... well, we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.


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