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Darren Shearer
FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 24, 2011 at 4:49:10 pm

HI There,

I started editing a doc on Final Cut Express and then my partner and I bought a copy of FCP. In the past months I have been able to load the file on both programs, but since getting a new computer and having to re-install both programs, when I go to load the project in the newer FCP, it tells me that the FILE is newer than the version of FCP that I'm trying to load it into (which doesn't make sense, since it is the exact opposite).

I am wondering if this has to do with the fact that when I re-installed Final Cut Express HD, since I was using an old purchased version and then updating with the upgrade disc, it didn't work and I had to stick with the original (it now say "Volume license") when I initially load up FCExpress. So I think I may be confusing my newer version of FCP into thinking that it's a newer file format.

Sorry if this is confusing but I m not sure what to do. Really want to edit on my new FCP program!

Help?


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David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 24, 2011 at 5:00:49 pm

Have you run Apple Software Update several times to insure you're up to date? You have to run it numerous times until it actually tells you all software is up to date. And, you should also Fix Permissions on your system drive from Disk Utility.

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Darren Shearer
Re: FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 4:15:04 pm

Thanks David,

I have fixed permissions and have run Software Update a few times. I feel that it has something to do with when I re-installed the old FCE w/the upgrade disc for FCE HD. Not really sure what to do as it's a file that doesn't have any effects but just lots and lots of edits between two cameras. Is there a way to export the file that would be readable by FCP?

Thanks for your help.

Darren


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David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 4:25:33 pm

Any self contained QT that you export will be readable in FCP. FCE turns everything you import into just two flavors of QT, either DV (SD) or AIC (HD), and both are supported in FCP.

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

Don't miss my new Creative Cow Podcast: Bringing "The Whale" to the Big Screen:
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Darren Shearer
Re: FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 5:39:50 pm

Thanks David. Was more wondering about a file that would then open up in FCP as sequences. But maybe I need to find another way. Maybe I'm destined to finish this doc in FCE!:-)

d


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David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 5:49:37 pm

Well, you should be able to open your FCE project file with FCP, but you said that's not working for some reason. If you wan to send me just the that FCE project, with no media, I'll be happy to try to open it here. My email is on my website, which you can find below in my Cow signature.

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

Don't miss my new Creative Cow Podcast: Bringing "The Whale" to the Big Screen:
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POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums.


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Darren Shearer
Re: FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:56:25 pm

HI David, I emailed it to the email on your website. Did you get it, by chance?

D


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David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP Guru's! FCP cannot import Final Cut Express file
on Oct 25, 2011 at 11:02:33 pm

Yes! I just sent you a reply.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

Don't miss my new Creative Cow Podcast: Bringing "The Whale" to the Big Screen:
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