Error in saving the movie file: FCP

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I am having an error stating:

The movie file "Jordan Atlantic 001" cannot be found. Without this file, the movie cannot play properly.

I am running Mac OS X 10.3.7 on my G4 PowerBook with 1.25GB of RAM. This happens when exporting a movie from FCP.

I have ensured that the check box is already selected to self contained.

When I open the movie in Final Cut Pro, this error appears.

I have FCP 4.5 with QuickTime 6.5.2 installed on my computer.

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Answered By 5 points N/A #109478

Error in saving the movie file: FCP


The problem may be occurring as a result of the settings that you configured in the final cut pro application. You have set the application 'self-contained' and that may be the reason why the movie file cannot be exported to another location. You will therefore need to go to the settings and untick the check box that has 'self-contained', so that the movie can be shared. The problem may also be occurring because the movie file that you are trying to export is not available. From the error message, you are being told that the movie that you are trying to export cannot be found, and therefore you should check the folder location where it is saved and verify that it is there.



Answered By 10 points N/A #109479

Error in saving the movie file: FCP


Hello Blake,

If that Movie file is in a folder, then I will recommend that you copy the whole and all the files in it just in case you are trying to copy some files in the folder and then leave others.

Other things you will need to check are the following:

  • That the format the movie file is in is supported by the QuickTime player on your computer. If it not, you may have to try using a converter to save it in a format that is supported.
  • I also recommend that you update the QuickTime player codecs just in case the ones available are outdated and they cannot support the movie file.




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