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Export Problem (Quicktime Conversion)
Export Problem (Quicktime Conversion)
by Rory Keenan on Sep 20, 2013 at 7:44:32 pm

All of a sudden I can no longer export my sequence through "Quicktime conversion".
Has anyone had this problem??

Been working on a film off & on for a year.
We've been doing exports of rough-cuts and various scenes to show to producers through "Export/Quicktime-Conversion"
That way we get a quicktime that will play independently of Final Cut on anyone's computer.

Then, about a week ago we could no longer export using "Quicktime-Conversion".

The sequence plays fine in the canvas window.
I select the sequence (or put in&outs around the portion of sequence) I want.
I select "File/Export/Using Quicktime Conversion". At this point the canvas window turns solid red and a message in the window says "Display Unavailable. Close window and reopen to restore". I close & reopen the window and the same thing happens.
If I proceed with the export, when I click "Save" I get a window that says "The requested export operation cannot be performed"

Any Ideas??

Sequence Settings:
1920x1080 HDTV 1080i 16:9
Apple ProRes 422

Footage is mixed resolution:
Some 1920x1080 29.97fps
Some 960x720 23.98fps

If choose "Export/Quicktime Movie" (i.e. a FinalCut Quicktime) it works fine.
If I select "Send To/Compressor" it works fine.

However we need to get the "Quicktime-Conversion" working, because the director sometime likes to export scenes on his own and doesn't know compressor well.

Re: Export Problem (Quicktime Conversion)
by Shane Ross on Sep 20, 2013 at 8:22:46 pm

Delete your preferences. has a free app that does this. Preference manager. One click.

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Re: Export Problem (Quicktime Conversion)
by Rory Keenan on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:42:05 pm

Thanks Shane
I'm going to try this tomorrow when I'm at the office.

By "Delete your preferences" do you mean FinalCut user preferences....or other preferences?

I'll try the download, but I'm curious if it's possible to do it manually as well??

Re: Export Problem (Quicktime Conversion)
by Rory Keenan on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:23:13 pm

I downloaded the "Preference Manager" application and used it. It's a cool app.....unfortunetly it didn't solve this issue.

After deleting the preferences it still won't export a "QuickTime Conversion"

Any other ideas?