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September 24, 2011
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Final Cut Pro X Bug: Application Crashes on Export

Many FCPX users have reported the application crashing when attempting to export a video.  The problem seems to stem from Quicktime components you may have on your system.

A video editing application isn’t much use if you can’t export a final video out of it!  For some Final Cut Pro X users the software completely crashes when trying to export a video using FCPX’s “Share” function.

Final Cut Pro X shares (the new FCPX term for exporting) video using the Quicktime engine, so incompatible components seem to be crashing the application.  Quicktime components are 3rd party plugins that allow that application to play and export a variety of different media types. In FCPX, it appears that specifically the 3ivx video component seems to be having incompatibility issues. If you have that componenet installed on your system simply deleting it may cause the share/export function to function as it should.

To find the Quicktime components on your system:  

In Finder navigate to HD > Library > Quicktime

If 3ivx isn’t the problem component, try removing other non-FCP related components and then try re-exporting a video in Final Cut Pro X.  Once the problem component is removed FCPX should not crash on export.

It’s likely that if you’re having this problem in FCPX you will also have troubles in Motion 5. Fixing the problem should resolve the issue in both applications.

With the recent Final Cut Pro X Update to 10.0.1 Apple has shown that they are commited to working out the issues with this new application.  Hopefully, this is another one that gets resolved soon!

Have you found any bugs in Final Cut Pro X?  We want to hear about them in the comments!!

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  • http://www.romsprod.com/ romsprod

    Hi, thanks for the good tip.

    Regarding my FCPX bugs, I’m facing a really irritating one which is the skimmer loosing control ! Indeed, when I choose to zoom in the timeline (to see details), the skimmer becomes crazy and go everywhere !! I have to zoom in or zoom out once again to solve the issue ! Although a restart (and a powerful imac core i7 + 12Go RAM) it’s still happening…
    Moreover, 4 or 5 times per day FCPX shuts down without asking, when I’m working on….!

    Anyway, it’s weird but I do love this soft :-)
    Hope that Apple will work hard and fast to solve all of those bugs.

  • http://YourSite(Optional) Marek

    I haven’t had crashing on export but on a regular basis. My projects export with horribly choppy audio. Love the program but I can’t give
    Clients bad audio obviously. Sometime a restart right before I export fixes the problem.

  • http://YourSite(Optional) Liz

    I tried to share/export yesterday for the first time. The exported file places some frames randomly in the finished movie. I can’t seem to be able to work around it. I also tried share with youtube, but since I don’t get any type of feedback (from youtube or FCP) I don’t know why I can’t upload the movies. I love the program, but I can’t believe this is happening.

  • http://vimeo.com/user7910825 alfred

    Hi Liz. I have same problem as you. However you gonna have solution for this problem please can you inform me as well. I am gonna do same. Thank you

  • http://YourSite(Optional) Ricky Flores

    I tried rendering video in several different formats for YouTube, on desktop and the video is choppy, locks up on a single frame which repeats through the rest of the video. Sound seem to be unaffected.

  • http://YourSite(Optional) jennifer

    i’ve been dealing with the main issues and working my way around it, but now, randomly, I select and delete an entire clip (v and a) and although the audio waveforms disappear as they should, the audio remains and I can’t figure out how to get rid of it. It merges with the new media I insert, and when placed in a gap, it’s still there as well.

  • http://YourSite(Optional) Fcpx lover

    I like fcpx but i tried uploading a video to youtube and i dont have any quicktime pluggin thats making it buggy… it$ like the program is hanging at 95 percent for 2hours lol not good. .get on ur job down thier and please can u fix it :) thanks

  • http://YourSite(Optional) ArtificialityShock

    I have the same problem like Fcpxlover! Please, can you fix it quickly?

  • http://YourSite(Optional) Alex

    Can anyone tell me why it stops at 95% please! I really need help. Is it the setting?

  • http://YourSite(Optional) Daguerrotipo

    Hi Liz and Alfred… I have exactly the same problem as you guys right now and I can’t find a solution. The exported file places some frames randomly in the finished movie. It’s a nightmare.
    Did you guys solved the problem?

  • Jan Derrer

    Great, this saved my day and solved my problem. Thanks.

  • Edu Blues

    Estava com esse problema do BUG dos 95%. Náo conseguia exportar nenhum video no Final Cut. Segui as orientações acima e resolveu! Muito bom! Obrigado pelas dicas.

  • asdf

    thank you so much! it is way faster now too!

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