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louis sparre
The movie File "MAC OS" cannot be found - error message -
on Aug 31, 2012 at 3:22:02 pm

Hi Everyone,

I recently had a mac pro that died. I had a project on an internal drive on the mac pro. I removed the internal drive and installed in a different mac pro and was unable to open it. The message is as follows

"The movie file "mac os" cannot be found. Without this file, the movie cannot play properly"

I also tried copying the footage and project to another external drive and it didn't work.

THanks in advance.

lou



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Steve Eisen
Re: The movie File "MAC OS" cannot be found - error message -
on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:17:38 pm

Sounds like you have a reference file not a self-contained movie file.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Anna Ingenthron
Re: The movie File "MAC OS" cannot be found - error message -
on Aug 31, 2012 at 6:20:27 pm

Are you getting the error message when opening an .mov or the FCP project itself? If it's when you're opening the FCP project, try clearing out your Render Files and opening the project, forgetting the disconnected media, and re-render. If it's happening when opening an .mov, then yes, it's probably reference instead of self-contained (so it's trying to find what footage was used to create it and can't because of the new folder structure). You'll just have to re-export to self-contained in that case.


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