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Rachael Priddel
FCP Export breaks into multiple files
on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:00:13 am

Hi,

I'm having issues when exporting from my final cut timeline.

When exporting pro-res footage from either a pro-res or XDCAM timeline the final export breaks multiple files. I end up with:

EXAMPLE.mov
EXAMPLE-av1.mov
EXAMPLE-av2.mov
etc.

Each of these files 2.05GB (except for the last).

I can play the whole clip through Quicktime by playing the EXAMPLE.mov file, though it won't play if I delete the others.

It does work through quicktime compression, although that takes twice as long to export.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thank you


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP Export breaks into multiple files
on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:46:30 am

The hard drive you are exporting to is not formatted as Hfs+ (Mac OS Extended). You can check in disk utility.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP Export breaks into multiple files
on Jun 30, 2011 at 5:02:06 am

Yep, Jeremy is advising you correctly - your drive is currently formatted FAT32 (for PC), which has either a 2 or sometimes 4Gb file size limitation.


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Rachael Priddel
Re: FCP Export breaks into multiple files
on Jul 1, 2011 at 4:19:09 am

Thanks for your help, though the Hardrive I am using is Mac OS Extended and I have written to it before without this problem. Could there be another reason for this?


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James Lovell
Re: FCP Export breaks into multiple files
on Jul 20, 2011 at 3:14:52 pm

I have just had the same problem. I am using the same harddrive, fcp file and media but suddenly after a restart due to the finder crashing it splits the mov files into 2 gig sections. Most annoying!


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