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peter tours
XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 17, 2012 at 6:37:59 pm

On continuing projects I export an XML of the active sequence at the end of each day - just in case. Sometime in the last several days the files are missing the audio tracks. Whether I export a sequence or project.

As a test, I exported an XML file of a sequence with just audio - and it worked. Then tried a sequence with audio and video again and the file had no audio tracks.

What have I done wrong?

Thanks, peter

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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peter tours
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 2:24:27 am

Further - those xml's without audio crash FCP 7 after clicking in the timeline a few times.

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

TRI EA5 1974-1977
Convergence ECS1B 1977-1979
Sony BVE 500 1979 - 1984
Datatron Vanguard 1984 - 1993
GVG VPE141 1993 - 1998
Media 100 1995 - 2006
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Michael Gissing
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 9:28:01 am

Curious why you do an XML and not just a copy backup of the FCP sequence?

When FCP dpes weird stuff the first thing to try is a preference manage and permissions repair. Digital Rebellions Prefs manager is excellent for this.


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peter tours
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 11:37:23 am

Thanks Mike - been there, did that. And I even own Pro Maintenance Tools. Even Larry Jordan threw up his hands. This one's a mystery.

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

TRI EA5 1974-1977
Convergence ECS1B 1977-1979
Sony BVE 500 1979 - 1984
Datatron Vanguard 1984 - 1993
GVG VPE141 1993 - 1998
Media 100 1995 - 2006
Final Cut Pro 2005 to infinity and beyond!


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Jon Chappell
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 5:23:09 pm

Maybe some corruption is creeping into the project. What happens if you take an XML file from before the problem occurred, import it into a new FCP project and then create a new XML file from that project?

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metdata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
More tools...


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peter tours
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 6:36:04 pm

Jon - OK, good idea. From 5.8 thru 5.11 they all round tripped fine - what was saved came in, then output new xml to desktop, then imported back in fine.

Then starting 5.12 sequence opens after end of populated area zoomed in, no audio, then after Shift Z, crashes.

Whatever happened happened that day. Now to figure out wft I did that day. Anything in Pro Maintenance Tools keep a history besides the crash analyzer?

I've been running your app for about a month now. peter

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

TRI EA5 1974-1977
Convergence ECS1B 1977-1979
Sony BVE 500 1979 - 1984
Datatron Vanguard 1984 - 1993
GVG VPE141 1993 - 1998
Media 100 1995 - 2006
Final Cut Pro 2005 to infinity and beyond!


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Jon Chappell
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 7:16:42 pm

There's nothing built into Pro Maintenance Tools to do this but Pro Versioner may be helpful at analyzing the old versions:
http://www.digitalrebellion.com/proversioner

But I suspect it's not something you did. I think that the data within FCP's memory space got corrupted (but not enough to crash the app) and then that corruption was written to the file.

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metdata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
More tools...


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peter tours
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 7:22:14 pm

Any chance any clues can be found in the reports in the crash analyzer?

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

TRI EA5 1974-1977
Convergence ECS1B 1977-1979
Sony BVE 500 1979 - 1984
Datatron Vanguard 1984 - 1993
GVG VPE141 1993 - 1998
Media 100 1995 - 2006
Final Cut Pro 2005 to infinity and beyond!


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peter tours
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 7:29:29 pm

I actually downloaded your very first version but it stalled the edit so badly I had to uninstall it. It's actually how I got the idea to save my own XMLs regularly, though manually.

Can Pro Versioner analyze my existing xmls or autosaves to help determine where things went wrong, or does only analyze history beginning with installation?

It would be awesome to figure out what happened.

Cheers, peter

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

TRI EA5 1974-1977
Convergence ECS1B 1977-1979
Sony BVE 500 1979 - 1984
Datatron Vanguard 1984 - 1993
GVG VPE141 1993 - 1998
Media 100 1995 - 2006
Final Cut Pro 2005 to infinity and beyond!


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Jon Chappell
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 8:29:15 pm

I don't know which version of FCP Versioner you tried but later updates gave you the ability to switch off XML generation completely and generate XML files as you needed them. Pro Versioner has XML generation switched off by default but this can be re-enabled in preferences. I would recommend ticking the box to switch it on and then sliding the slider all the way to the left so that XML copies need to be generated manually.

To add your old backups to the list, drag the project into the file list and copy the backups to ~/Library/Application Support/Digital Rebellion/Pro Versioner/Projects/My Project/Versions. Make sure to give them sequential names like My Project.00001.xml so it knows which order they're supposed to be in.

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metdata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
More tools...


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peter tours
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 19, 2012 at 4:30:53 pm

Jon - I had v1 or less. Long time ago.

Got lost adding my XMLs - can you walk me through adding my own XMLs for analysis against the project? Or do I need auto saves not xmls...like i said, confused.

Fortunately I have both.

Thanks, peter
email: tntvidserv@aol.com

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

TRI EA5 1974-1977
Convergence ECS1B 1977-1979
Sony BVE 500 1979 - 1984
Datatron Vanguard 1984 - 1993
GVG VPE141 1993 - 1998
Media 100 1995 - 2006
Final Cut Pro 2005 to infinity and beyond!


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peter tours
Re: XML Exports Missing Audio
on May 18, 2012 at 7:20:27 pm

OK, so I just did this.

Opened 5.11 auto save, emptied it out and pasted in the contents of the current project and exported an xml - no audio tracks in the import.

So even though it was an autosave that would export it's own sequence ok, using it with the current contents of the project is no good.

I have no idea what I just proved.

Peter Tours
TnT Video Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

TRI EA5 1974-1977
Convergence ECS1B 1977-1979
Sony BVE 500 1979 - 1984
Datatron Vanguard 1984 - 1993
GVG VPE141 1993 - 1998
Media 100 1995 - 2006
Final Cut Pro 2005 to infinity and beyond!


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