Help! "File Too Big" Error in FCP 2 When Exporting To A 50 Gig HD

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Splakow, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Splakow

    Splakow Guest

    Using Final Cut Pro 2 on a Dual 867 G4 .
    When exporting a 10 minute sequence (video and 48kHz stereo audio)as
    a Final Cut Pro Movie in DV-NTSC format (for later use in iDVD2), I
    continually receive an "Error: File Is Too Big" message just before
    the file is completely encoded. I'm exporting this file to a 52 gig
    7200rpm FireWire drive, so the file size is certainly not an issue.
    After trashing the preferences to no avail, I'm at a loss. Anyone have
    an idea what may be happening?
     
    Splakow, Jul 30, 2003
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  2. (Splakow) wrote in
    Nappy's reference to "2GB" means that you presumably have a FAT32 file
    system, which can't handle files bigger than 4GB ever and 2GB
    sometimes, or alternatively, even if you have the NTFS file system,
    your editing package has the same limitation internally.

    If the above ideas don't apply, Google's your friend (and I guess than
    means I'm not :).

    HTH,
    Gino
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jul 30, 2003
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  3. Splakow

    Keith Clark Guest

    Huh????

    I thought that restriction was eliminated a long time ago. Cinestream uses
    Quicktime to export unlimited size Quicktime files (but only after
    upgrading to the latest version of Cinestream).

    It's more an application issue than a Quicktime issue. I've created 28 GB
    QuickTime files, to see if it could be done without dropping frames of
    losing sync, purely as a test, and it worked fine.

    Admittedly I use Windows 2000 and an NTFS drive - I would imagine if your
    Mac filesystem supports large files, that Quicktime should too, but I admit
    I'm not up to speed on Mac issues. At any rate Quicktime 4.12 and above is
    supposed to support > 2GB files on the Mac. It may be a Final Cut Pro
    issue.

    Keith
     
    Keith Clark, Jul 31, 2003
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  4. Splakow

    Max Volume Guest

    Sorry, Martin, wrong again. I routinely export full-quality captures
    of feature-length films to Quicktime, and the resulting file is
    typically 18-20GB.

    Try again...


    And Nappy, don't try to project your PC problems onto the Mac world.
     
    Max Volume, Jul 31, 2003
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  5. Splakow

    Mike Kujbida Guest


    How about you try again and help out the OP instead of offering up your
    usual BS? It's truly disappointing how Mac posters here get very few useful
    answers ;-(
     
    Mike Kujbida, Jul 31, 2003
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  6. Splakow

    Pète Ð Guest

    Agree Mike, come on Max what is the answer, of course get a PC then you
    won't have this problem.
     
    Pète Ð, Jul 31, 2003
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  7. Or a codec issue. Anyway, I tried to export some clips recently to
    Quicktime Apple PAL-DV, and they stopped at 2GB. The drive is HFS+ (or
    whatever the format is called for OS-X). I'm baffled too, but haven't
    really delved into it, as it was not that important at the time.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jul 31, 2003
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  8. Splakow

    Max Volume Guest

    I don't know -- never had the problem. As far as I know, there isn't a
    limit on the Mac. Can't very well answer a question about a problem
    I've never run into before, now can I?

    No wonder you people think I'm useless, you're asking the impossible!
     
    Max Volume, Jul 31, 2003
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  9. Splakow

    Max Volume Guest

    That is such crap. Microsoft INVENTED the 2GB limit!!!!
     
    Max Volume, Jul 31, 2003
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  10. Splakow

    Pète Ð Guest

    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!
    Nah nah nah nah nah nah, Max doesn't know the answer!!!!!

    Now piss off and stop bothering everyone, ya dimwit.
     
    Pète Ð, Jul 31, 2003
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  11. Is the competition for "dumbest thing said on the internet 2003" still
    open?

    Oh, and someone please pass me the oxygen. My bottle ran empty after
    having such a good laugh.

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jul 31, 2003
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  12. Splakow

    Pète Ð Guest

    Never was that good at history was he. Not that good on the truth either. He
    does have a go though.
     
    Pète Ð, Jul 31, 2003
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  13. Ah well, now the mightiest man on the planet set a good example in
    admitting he was wrong, Max might follow too??

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jul 31, 2003
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  14. Splakow

    Mike Kujbida Guest


    To admit that you were wrong, you have to admit that you're less than
    perfect - and we all know that Max is perfect because he's a Mac user :)

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Jul 31, 2003
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  15. Splakow

    Keith Clark Guest

    How do you explain that? Quicktime prior to 4.12 had a hard 2 GB limit on the
    Mac and the PC.

    Since Quicktime is written by Apple I fail to understand how Microsoft had
    anything to do with a limitation in a program written by Apple for the Mac. I
    could understand a limitation that applied only to a specific file-system on a
    specific OS.

    By the way, the "2 GB limit" has not been an issue for a few years now.
     
    Keith Clark, Jul 31, 2003
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  16. Right concept, wrong platform. (FCP is Mac-only)

    I doubt that any version of QuickTime that would be installed on
    a Dual 867 G4 would have the 2GB limit, but HFS (which dates from
    the mid-eighties) does have a 2GB limit.

    Doing a "Get Info" on the drive will tell the tale - if it says the
    format is "Mac OS Standard" then it's an HFS disk and has the 2GB limit.
    "Mac OS Extended" is HFS+ which has no such limit.

    If the drive is formatted HFS, you'll want to backup everything you
    want off the drive and use Disk Utility (OS X) or Drive Setup (MacOS 9)
    to create an HFS+ partition.

    This DOES wipe out *all* data on the hard drive.
    Me, too.
     
    Jim Glidewell, Jul 31, 2003
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  17. Who says Macs are so easy :p

    (love the convenience of "convert c: /fs:ntfs" :))) )

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jul 31, 2003
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