Category Archives: Video

Fix for common Final Cut Pro 7 import error

I recently encountered an error involving the use of Final Cut Pro 7 that has been discussed at great length on a multi-year forum thread posted on Creative Cow.

Dreaded File error: 1 file(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown
Creative Cow Thread started on Oct 20, 2009
https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/8/1058696

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Can’t play that DVD? Try these workarounds

Hand Holding DVD DiscThe year-end holidays have come and gone. You have been exercising feverishly to reduce your waistline that expanded a few inches due to the endless partying, and everyone in your household has unwrapped all their gifts. However, one of those gifts is perched silently on the coffee table. It’s a homemade DVD gifted to you by a cousin who lives on the opposite end of the country that features highlights of your uncle’s 70th birthday celebration. Because you couldn’t get the necessary time off from your job, you couldn’t be there in person to share in the family fun and festivities. While other DVDs play back fine in your MacBook Pro, this disc just spins and spins before it gets ejected by the drive. You’ve never experienced this type of hardware problem before. According to your cousin, the DVD is not defective, because she said that before she wrapped her gift, she successfully tested the same disc in her set-top player in her living room.

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Advice when using a Mac to access the Slickdeals website

Slickdeals is a popular web portal offering a wide variety of product deals. This video explains why computer users running Mac OS X should use either Safari or Opera to access this site and not rely on either Firefox or Chrome.

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When Apple Mail doesn’t delete your messages, do this

Can’t delete IMAP messages under Apple Mail and running Mavericks? Check out this tip.

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System restarts, but YouTube plays in background

Here’s a new error that I experienced recently on my Snow Leopard laptop: I’m playing a YouTube video in Firefox, then suddenly the blue screen of death appears and I’m presented with a login screen. Meanwhile, the audio track associated with the video continues to play in the background.

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Converting mp4’s using QuickTime X

A client asked me to submit a cost estimate to produce a short video from a series of screen captures saved as mp4’s. When I attempted to convert the movies using QuickTime Pro 7, I was greeted with the following error message: “An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie.”

Invalid public movie atom error

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