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Cannot re-open project 9 years, 8 months ago #18424

  • IndySteve
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This is probably very simple, but I'm stumped.  After exporting an FCE4 project to a Quicktime file, how do I go back and open that project again?  When I open FCE4 and try to reopen the project (choosing it from File/Recent), all I get is a window in which I can play the finished project.  I don't get the timeline or browser bins or sequences.  I have not deleted any of the source files.  All I did was export the project as a Quicktime.mov file.

Obviously I'm overlooking something.  But after a couple hours of research, I'm still at a loss.

Re: Cannot re-open project 9 years, 8 months ago #18425

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Hi IndySteve,

The QuickTime file is a movie and not a project. You need to save an actual project, or open the one that you did save. Exporting to QuickTime movie doesn't save the project. FCP should ask you to save a project when you close it if you haven't already or if something has changed.

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Re: Cannot re-open project 9 years, 8 months ago #18426

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Yes, Trevander, you're right, a file is not a project.  The problem is I'm trying to get my project back and I only seem to get the file:  With Final Cut open, I go to File/Recent and choose the project name and then i only get what looks like the canvas window with the movie in it, but nothing else.  Right, as if it is a file, because I can do nothing with it but play it.

Now, I went into my hard drive and found all the auto save files of the project and opened the latest one of them.  Up came my whole glorious project, bins, sequences, timeline, etc.  Yes, problem solved.  But why won't FCE just bring the whole project up for me when I use File/Recent?  

Re: Cannot re-open project 9 years, 8 months ago #18427

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Open Recent contains everything that was recently opened. Project or file, even still image - if you "opened" it with final cut then it goes under open recent.
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Re: Cannot re-open project 9 years, 8 months ago #18428

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That explains it.  Thanks, TrevAnder.  Now I just have to go and find the Project file -- ah, file management, when will you be mine!
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