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Sebastian Lloyd
Export & Media Managed files to external disk disappearing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 12:01:01 pm

Hi all,
Been working in a facility recently and exported master edits and a media managed project from FCP to my external drive.
These FCP exports are not showing up in the drive when I get it home. Neither is the media managed project.

Master edits that I've copied across using Finder do show up, however.

Any insight into what's happened? FCP certainly copied stuff over when I was in the facility, and it showed up in my drive when I was there - but it's not showing up at home.

Thanks,
Seb


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Export & Media Managed files to external disk disappearing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 12:54:36 pm

That doesn't make much sense, now does it?

Check the trash bin?

Also, give us the exact steps you took to get there.

Jeremy


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Sebastian Lloyd
Re: Export & Media Managed files to external disk disappearing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 1:45:39 pm

Yep, it' a weird one. Nothing in the trash.
I suspect it's irresolvable, but anyway...

For the master exports, I just exported as sequence settings from FCP onto my external drive.

for the media managed project, I opened up media manager, selected the external drive as the destination, saved and recompressed to there.

Checked that they'd gone onto the drive in the facility - they had.

Checking back at home - they ain't there.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Export & Media Managed files to external disk disappearing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 2:16:13 pm

Files usually just don't disappear.

Are you sure the drive is formatted correctly?

Did you unplug it without ejecting first?

Are you sure you set that drive as the target? (I know, it sounds crazy)


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Export & Media Managed files to external disk disappearing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 6:12:53 pm

[Sebastian Lloyd] "for the media managed project, I opened up media manager, selected the external drive as the destination, saved and recompressed to there."

The fact that you chose the word "recompressed" above tells me you may have encountered a case of "pilot error." The task you're doing typically involves the "Copy" function in Media Manager, which involves no recompression whatsoever.

The copy function copies all files to a single directory called "Media," and creates a new project there as well. If I were you, I would type "Media" into spotlight to see if that directory is in fact somewhere on your external hard drive that you're somehow missing.

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Sebastian Lloyd
Re: Export & Media Managed files to external disk disappearing
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:02:59 am

There has been a colossal brainfart.

The MM project was already on my main edit drive and had been moved off my external. I'm pretty sure this is the first sign of my brain ceasing to function.

Thanks for all the attempts at helping; let's put this one down to memory loss due to too much on my plate....


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Export & Media Managed files to external disk disappearing
on Nov 15, 2011 at 5:00:09 pm

[Sebastian Lloyd] "There has been a colossal brainfart.

The MM project was already on my main edit drive and had been moved off my external. I'm pretty sure this is the first sign of my brain ceasing to function."


HA! It's all good, that's why it's best to ask the obvious questions first. When the system won't turn on, the first question should be, "Is it plugged in? I know it sounds crazy."

Glad you got it sorted.

Jeremy


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