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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'Copying project or event to another library' in the forum. 3 years ago

The other library is on another drive. The drive I'm trying to write to is Mac OS Extended Journalled with read-write permissions.

Yes, it takes me through the steps to copy but when I click ok nothing happens
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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'Copying project or event to another library' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thanks for replying. Inside FCPX I select the event I want to copy and then go to File - Copy to library and select the new library. I've also tried dragging the event into the new library within FCPX. Other events work when doing this.

Thanks

Pete
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Peter Barden created a new topic ' Copying project or event to another library' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi all,

I'm having a headache trying to copy a project to a new library. Other projects will copy ok but this one won't. Every time I go to copy it it goes through all the boxes for export and comes up with no error but literally nothing happens. No project copied or proxies. Unfortunately it's an hour long sequence with lots of proxies from Red R3D files so would take forever to transcode again so retranscoding isn't an option. If anyone has any suggestions that would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Pete
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Hey guys,

I'm a little confused here. If you look at the screenshot it shows a duration of 00:28:15:04 on the clip selected. But down below that it says the clip is 31:56:10. I am totally baffled about why these durations are different. Any ideas?

Thanks!
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That's great! Thank you very much. That'll speed things up a lot.

That's really interesting about the stabilisation. I'll check out the other plugins. Thanks!

The only problem I'm finding now is that the durations of the clips in Smart Collections don't reflect any of my applied speed effects. How on Earth I account for those I have no idea!

Thanks again.
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Because when zooming 4K acquired footage by scaling or stabilisation it will no longer resolve 4K resolution. In order to hit my 4K delivery requirement, strictly speaking I need to make sure that 75% + of the timeline is 4K so those things could make the difference.
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That's great! Thanks very much. I followed your instructions and it worked. I now know how much 4K originated footage there is in the project!

The only thing I now need to account for is scaling shots in the timeline and also image stabilisation. I take it I will need to go through every shot in the timeline to do this or does anyone know of a quicker way?

Thanks again!
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Hi guys,

I'm just completing an edit for a TV series shot on Red cameras which uses various different resolutions (to allow for cropping/higher frame rates) and I wanted to check if I might be able to put the project through as a 4K project rather than HD. It needs to have 75%+ of 4K content to qualify but now I'm just wondering how I check. Will I need to match frame every clip in a 60 minute timeline to double check the source resolution or is there a short cut for doing this by producing an XML for example? I can't seem to find a way to view an XML in any logical way to check. Any advice greatly appreciated as this will either be super quick or a real long slog!

Many thanks!

Pete
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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!' in the forum. 4 years ago

The backup library is in the default location: Documents on Macintosh HD so it auto creates the backup. The proxies take about a week and a half to two weeks to generate for the library as it's such a big project so it's never a viable option to regenerate proxies unfortunately.

Thanks.
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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanks. How do they get relinked if the proxies are in the old library and not in the backup?

Thanks.
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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!' in the forum. 4 years ago

Cool thanks. Will do. I'll report back when I do. I'm just transcoding a bunch of stuff at moment.
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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply! Yes, all the proxies were in place in the original project. Could the problem be that I didn't drag the project from the backup to the old library? I selected copy to library, which I assumed did the same thing.

Thanks!
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Peter Barden thanks user 'Gabba84' in the forum message ' A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!'. 4 years ago
Peter Barden replied to the topic 'A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanks very much for the reply. I've tried to digest that but I'm still confused. The FCPX help menu is useless as it only tells you how to restore a library and not a project. In fact, it doesn't tell you how to restore a library either. It tells you how to open a backup but offers no steps beyond that. I don't really understand what the steps are for restoring a library or a project.

Also, the steps you suggested is what I did. I opened the backup, copied the project to my old library and that was the step that blew away my link to the proxies.

It seems really odd that Apple don't give you a restoration guide. I store my proxies inside my FCPX library so opening a backup means there are no proxies inside it and they don't tell you what you're supposed to do to rectify this. Seems very odd.

Thanks again!

Pete
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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!' in the forum. 4 years ago

Okay, I've been an idiot and just worked out one half of my problem. I duplicated my project when trying to to a backup and chuck my old cut into an old cuts event except I chucked my new cut into the old events rather my new cut! Problem 1 solved. If I'd worked that out before I tried to restore I wouldn't have blown away my link to my proxies.

So that still leaves me with an entire projects worth of proxies missing. The proxies are there but the link is gone. Someone suggested on here once upon a time the way to solve this was to right click a clip and click transcode and that would restore the link but I don't have that option as it's greyed out. Does anyone know if FCPX sorted this or is it a case of retranscode all of it?

Thanks!

Pete
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Peter Barden created a new topic ' A weeks worth of work and my proxies are gone!' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hi guys,

I was on here a year ago with a proxy disaster and am now back with another proxy disaster but this time with another problem too. Be grateful for any advice. So the problem is that an entire hour long project I was working on has lost the link to the proxy media. The second big problem is that somehow the project I was working on has 'forgotten' everything I've done to it this week and reverted back to an old cut from last week. As have the backups! Even though I opened and closed the library every day this week with it giving me a saved and up-to-date version.

So this is what I did, that has somehow caused this catastrophe. I have been working off proxies and today wanted to export a high res version of my project. I hooked up all the drives with the full res files. A small amount of media was offline as I had done some media management with a small amount of the original media. I relinked the offline files, exported no problem. Then later today I went to go back into my project and discovered that the cut was from last week. All proxies still online. I went back to a restore and tried to copy a backup of the project into the sequence. Now I discover all the proxies for that project are gone. And not only that all my backups are from last week too. Ahh!!

Any help greatly appreciated. I just can't work out what happened to my project or my proxies!

Thanks

Pete
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Peter Barden replied to the topic 'Bye bye Proxies' in the forum. 5 years ago

Great. Thanks for that Tom. I'll give that a try.

Best

Pete
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Peter Barden thanks user 'Tom Wolsky' in the forum message ' Bye bye Proxies'. 5 years ago
Peter Barden replied to the topic 'Bye bye Proxies' in the forum. 5 years ago

HOW TO FIX A PROXY DISASTER
I think I’ve just worked out how to fix my Proxy disaster too. Library A (master library) had all the proxies. I copied a project with proxies to Library B to work remotely. And did the wrong thing by then copying the project back to Library A rather than XML back to Library A. So my fix is:

- Copy (not XML) the project from Library B back to Library A and this time include proxy files. This will duplicate the proxies and restore the link to the originals and you can now carry on working.

The only problem with this is that the original proxies in Library A were never trashed and simply lost their link so now I have duplicate proxies sitting in the library. I could either ignore those and carry on with a larger library with extra media or painstakingly go through one-by-one and delete the duplicates, but there is an easier option if you want to delete the originals which I’ve had success with before. Create a new library in FCPX and select to copy everything in your old library to the new one. This will then only copy the files you are using and not the old files that have lost their links. Then once you’ve tested the new library is all good simply delete the old one and voila!

If you are reliant on hundreds of hours of proxies for your workflow then I would suggest you always make a backup of your proxies should the worst ever happen. As I said in the previous post, my quick fix for this is to store the proxies within the library and then simply copy and paste the library to another drive. In the event you lost your proxies on your main proxy drive you could then just XML all your projects into your backup library and carry on and then restore from your backup to main drive overnight.

When you’re working with hundreds of hours of footage the idea of remaking all your proxies either to a) work on a second machine or b) because something went wrong is not commercially viable from a time point of view so this is my best advice. I’d be interested to hear if anyone else has found a better way forward.

Best,

Pete
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