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Scott Markowitz replied to the topic 'FCPX crashed, "Database Corrupted" error upon relaunch, all projects and events lost' in the forum.I've had only one experience with corrupted event files.
In that case I never saw a "Corrupted - Final Cut Events"
Yes, there is a Backups folder which contains a .fcpevent file. Don't know what to do with it, though.
If you haven't already tried to use this backup file:
Go into the Project Backups folder. Copy the newest file in there. Move it one level up. Rename the CurrentVersion.fcpproject to Corrupt_CurrentVersion.fcpproject then rename the backup to CurrentVersion.fcpproject. Then relaunch FCPX.
There currently is no single function to replace a clip while keeping the clips attributes. (Color, transform, crop, effects, etc.)
It's a 3 step procedure right now.
1. click on the clip you want to replace and <command-C> to copy the clip and attributes.
2. Replace the clip from the browser with a replace edit (From Start, From End, or Replace Clip)
3. click on the new clip and <Cntrl-Command-V> to paste attributes.
a. pick the attributes you wish to pass along to the new clip.
I was wondering if anyone has had experience round-tripping from FCPX to Resolve?
My main question is about assigning Reel names to clips once they have been imported into FCPX.
If a clip is shot (say on a 7D) and is imported into FCPX from the Flash card it doesn't have a reel name embedded in the meta-data.
Then, let's say, Reel numbers are assigned inside FCPX to organize the clips.
In this case, how would Resolve Conform the clips? It would get XML with Reel numbers, but the original 7D clips will not have Reel numbers.
a related question:
If you optimize your media after assigning Reel names and batch renaming the individual clips in FCPX, will the transcoded media have these names and reels embedded somewhere in their meta-data?
To give more detail:
I have 8 states for my pop-up rig- each representing a different direction of travel for wiping off my transition placeholder layer A. The wipe is done using a layer mask. For each state of the rig, the mask is animated in a different direction.
The rigging works as I wish.
The problem is with parameters I wanted to publish that really shouldn't have anything to do with the functioning of the rig. The parameters are for a hue/saturation filter applied to the outgoing place holder.
When I look at the Project layer in my Layers pane, and then go to the inspector to look at published parameters, I see that the parameters that are acting weird in FCPX are all flagged as being part of my rigging.
If I changed the value for this parameter while I was setting up my rig states, would this cause a conflict?
I have made a wipe effect in Motion 5. To allow a FCPX user to choose the direction that the wipe travels in, I've rigged it using a separate pop-up for each direction.
This all works fine. The problem I'm having is with things in my project that I have published. These parameters are not different in the various pop-up states. Also, I can adjust them inside Motion 5.
In FCPX, these parameters will not allow me adjust or change them. I can see them in the inspector.
Also, they work in the default state that the transition effect first uses. So the problem only occurs when a new pop-up state is chosen by the fcpx user.
Has anyone else seen a problem where published parameters will only allow adjustments to be made in FCPX for one Pop Up Rig out of many?
This is a real head-scratcher.
The thing to look out for is the blue audio indicator.
Only one camera angle will have audible audio at any given time. The angle with the blue audio speaker lit up is the camera angle that you will hear when the play button is pressed.
Switch the active audio angle by switching the blue speaker switch on your main camera angle.
I think this is your problem. Cheers.
One thing that I was told by an Apple support guy was to always make sure your event and project files don't exceed 200MB in size.
I'm talking about the actual database file, now. Not the whole Event folder.
If the database file becomes larger than 200MB, then all hell will break loose. Dogs sleeping with cats, FCPX slowing to a crawl, etc.
-Just wanted to share that while I was thinking about it.
Scott Markowitz replied to the topic 'How to shoot in low light, with external lights?' in the forum.If adding lights to your production is out of the question, then you could try the old VFX supervisor's trick...
Take a exposure bracketed shots of the ceiling lights. (same camera angle)
- So take some that are way underexposed- but reveal more detail in lights
Then, in Motion, match move the lights onto your backplate shots. Mask off the underexposed shot with a soft-edged mask, and you won't have blown out lights anymore.
However, I hate the VFX supervisor's way of doing pretty much anything. I'm a purist.
It's better to get the lighting as balanced as possible on location.
If I'm trying to turn a project around very quickly, I'll apply an empty text effect as an "adjustment layer" on top of all my video clips at once, and apply the vignette effect as BB has prescribed to that empty title.
When I'm working for a client that calls for more finesse (they have more money), then I'll use the shape masks and color correct the vignette more on a shot-by-shot basis.
It all depends on how you want to work, how much time you have, and managing your client's expectations.
I'm very happy to offer a discount to the fcp.co community for "[url=http://http://fcpxtreme.com/store/products/magic-wand-wipes/]Magic Wand Wipes.[/url]"
Being very versatile, [url=http://http://fcpxtreme.com/store/products/magic-wand-wipes/]Magic Wand Wipes[/url] is suitable for many different kinds of projects.
This is the first of many effects and templates I plan on offering to FCPX users.
Enter the following code in the checkout window for a 50% discount:
50 OFF FOR FCPCO
Please let me know what you think.
I would like to share a simple transition effect that sweeps away your outgoing clip with an animated vortex. There's control in FCPX to alter the color of the tornado and the direction of travel.
Here's the link for the wipe download:
In the facility I work in, we use elements from Action Essentials all the time.
They're of high quality and ready for keying.
There are a few fire clips that could work as transitions without any further manipulation. I would suggest, however, that you use a clip or a combination of clips and make your transitions inside Motion. Like Ben suggested in a previous post- this will yield the best looking effects, and nobody will be able to recognize the source of your elements.
I'm setting up FCPX in multiple edit rooms, and I'm hoping to make things as uniform as possible between the systems.
One thing I'd like to do is have identical custom Share Bundle Destinations.
Does anyone know where fcpx saves the sharing preferences?
Can these preferences be copied to other workstations?
In my case, the error pops up extremely frequently. like every other edit or action. Have you ever tried it after generating proxy media? I'm wondering if making proxies may have caused a problem. This really seems like it should work fine.
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FCPX crashed, "Database Corrupted" error upon relaunch, all projects and events lost in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) on Monday, 13 May 2013 23:46