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  1. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Yeah, I think in most situations, what you're advocating would be the right call. I of course would normally prefer to edit with separate elements than an already mixed video file too. But in this case due to many other factors that would take up a lot of your time reading (feel free to if you...
  2. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Hi Acoustic, So I've made many more attempts to reconnect to get my old FCP 6 Project file working again. Changing my audio/video and sequence settings back to ProRes 422 has helped immensely, but a lot of issues still remain. Probably too many for me to even get into: basically my audio is...
  3. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Thank you so much for your reply. What you're saying makes sense. I do remember using log and transfer to import. My workflow is steadily coming back to me, which I wish I remembered better. After giving my whole situation a lot more thought, I realized I made a really stupid mistake when...
  4. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Hi Acoustic, so (big surprise) I could really use your opinion again. After a ton of work troubleshooting and getting files back after my old Lacie hard drive failed, I finally got back to where I was with trying to edit again using a new 8 TB OWC drive. Unfortunately, reconnecting has been a...
  5. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Oh I see! I didn't realize it was backwards compatible. Anyway, thankfully I checked today and I have been editing via FW800 to FW800, drive to mac, this whole time (besides the last few weeks when I've had no proper drive). A LOT of editing in fact, and without taking proper care of the...
  6. Large Project won't play- Help!

    I see, that is really helpful. I get back to work tomorrow and will check to see exactly whether my cable and computer is using FW 800 or 400. It could very well be 400 and I just assumed it was 800 (which would indeed be bad). I will do all I can to make sure I edit on FW800 if my mac has that...
  7. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Hi Acoustic, I hope your holidays have been going well! Good news! After a lot of finagling, I have gotten my data back and have backed it up securely! Thanks again! So now I am trying to return to editing my project. I think because some data may have been changed a little, a number of time...
  8. Large Project won't play- Help!

    What you said makes a lot of sense. Thank you! I just talked to my boss today about purchasing more hard drives. I'll do some research on the G-tech drives. It would be really nice to have some drives compatible with my old mac and modern machines. That makes sense on HFS+. Thankfully I just...
  9. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Hi Acoustic, so I have an update and I'm not quite sure the best way to proceed. I'd really value your opinion. So initially, I completed a rough cut of my project on FCP 6 and my Mac 10.4.11. I paid $1600, and Seagate sent me a new external drive that thankfully has all my scratch video files...
  10. Large Project won't play- Help!

    That is extremely helpful to know. I'll do as you've advised and let you know how it goes. Thanks so much, Acoustic! You're a life saver!
  11. Large Project won't play- Help!

    UPDATE! I sent in the drive to the manufacturer and had them put the data on either 1 or 2 new drives that they are now shipping to me (depending on the size of the drives they're providing). AcousticAI, THANK YOU again so much for your advice. Now I would just like to make sure I start editing...
  12. Large Project won't play- Help!

    That makes sense! I'll look into that. Thank you!
  13. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Thankfully I did, but there was still lots of other things on the 7tb hard drive that I just didn't have the space to back up anywhere else. I really hope I can somehow magically get this sorted out by getting it repaired through their support, or maybe Disk Warrior. Now the drive will mount...
  14. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Update: I tried to clear more space on my LaCie hard drive, but I got error code 36 (could not be completed). I then tried repairing my LaCie drive with Disk Utility, but unfortunately got the message saying that my LaCie drive could not be repaired! Now my LaCie drive is unmounted. The data...
  15. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Good questions! I am connecting straight from the external drive to the mac, so I assume there is no adapting to 400. With the sequence size, I have to come clean that I've been making it way too long. The overall video is currently about 58 minutes, but I performed my horrible habit of keeping...
  16. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Thank you so much for your reply, AcousticAl! It says firewire 800 on the drive. I have only one sequence open in the project. I am definitely going to try deleting all the render files and re-rendering. That's a great idea! I will clear more space on the Lacie drive. I will also try moving...
  17. Large Project won't play- Help!

    Hello, so I am in a very unique situation and need some help. I am editing a large project on an older version of Final Cut Pro (6). I know, I know, I should upgrade. I made sure to convert all my video files to Apple ProRes 422. Everything was going great until one day after turning off my old...
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