QuickTime Error:-50

QuickTime Error:-50 (November 23, 2011 12:48AM) Kent
Good Morning;

I am not able to upload to YouTube a 7:51 project. The project was edited in FCPX. My work flow from FCX is Share/YouTube, I fill in the necessary YT blanks and choose 1080p & better quality(multi-pass). I have tried 3 times and always get the same warning Quicktime Error;-50. The Share Monitor advises that it has 100% uploaded in 1:16:25.

Any suggestion?

Thanks

Kent
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 23, 2011 03:17AM) XGTV
I had a look around and found this,

[www.harrycaskey.com]

Best wishes.
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 23, 2011 07:40PM) Jon Chappell
From Crash Analyzer:

(some of these steps are aimed at FCP 7 but most will apply to FCPX)

-50 (QuickTime)

This error occurs when there is corrupt or invalid media in your timeline. Check that the codec used by the file is recommended for use in your editing application.

Suggested Actions

* If your sequence codec is set to a long-GOP codec such as HDV, H.264, XDCAM, AVCHD or MPEG-2, set your sequence codec to ProRes.
* For best results, convert all long-GOP media to ProRes.
* Make sure all images are RGB, not CMYK.
* Ensure all images are less than 4000 pixels in width and height.
* Use Corrupt Clip Finder to locate the corrupt clip.
* After the corrupt file is located, use QT Repair or Media Salvage to fix it.
* Make sure your files do not have Digital Rights Management (DRM) that prevent them being played outside of their intended application. Some files purchased from the iTunes Store will have DRM.
* Make sure you are using AIFF or WAV audio files.

More Information

System description for error -50: Error in user parameter list

Report generated by Crash Analyzer in Pro Maintenance Tools

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metadata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
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Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 01:58AM) Kent
Thanks Jon,

I have your software on another computer. I will import and run it here.

Enjoy

Kent
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 02:41AM) ronny courtens
Corrupt Clip Finder is an excellent tool to troubleshoot your issue.

DRM audio or CMYK stills are the most common causes for corrupt files in any NLE.

FCPX does not really need H.264 to be optimized to ProRes, it handles native H.264 very well if your system is fast enough.
Same applies to audio: AIFF and WAV are indeed the best formats to work with, but contrary to legacy FCP FCPX handles other audio files extremely well, without any hiccups.

Best wishes,

Ronny
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 03:33AM) Kent
Ronny;
Thanks this topic is running on two threads. My fault, sorry.

Kent
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 03:43AM) Jon Chappell
Yep, the references to H.264 are aimed at FCP 7. But I have heard of the -50 error occuring with certain audio formats such as MP3.

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metadata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
More tools...
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 03:51AM) ronny courtens
Hi Jon,

Correct, I have read some reports as well. That's why I avoid using any MP3 audio in my projects although FCPX does play these files without any problems or need to render.

Best wishes,

Ronny
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 03:55AM) Kent
Is MP3 not a supported audio format? The FCPX help lists it as OK but then it lists H.264. I have a MP3 audio file in the timeline.

I know it is turkey day but I feel like a dog chasing my tail.

Jon, earlier this year I purchased your Pro Maintenance tools for my laptop. Can I install it on my iMac and is there an update for FCPX?

Thanks guys

Kent
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 04:19AM) Jon Chappell
MP3 is technically supported but I have seen this error sometimes caused by MP3 files.

Your Pro Maintenance Tools license allows you to install it on both a laptop and a desktop, providing you don't use them both at the same time, so you're fine to install it on your iMac.

The latest update to FCPX is 10.0.2.

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metadata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
More tools...
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 05:14AM) Kent
Ronny,
I checked every video clip all are ProRes 422, stills are either TIFF or PNG and the audio is AIFF. I exported it again and I still don't have any audio after 1:45.

Ouch

Kent
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 05:15AM) Jon Chappell
What happens if you disable the clip at 1:45?

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metadata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
More tools...
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 05:20AM) ronny courtens
Good idea!

Best wishes,

Ronny
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 05:52AM) Kent
Success!!!!!
There was a cross dissolve at 1:45. I deleted it and all is good.

Thanks guys for sticking with me.

Any idea why a cross dissolve would cause that?

Happy days!

Kent
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 05:59AM) Jon Chappell
No idea. Very bizarre. Good to know for future reference though.

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metadata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
More tools...
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 06:32AM) ronny courtens
Yep good to know. Never heard of such an issue before. But very happy you found the cause.

Best wishes,

Ronny
Re: QuickTime Error:-50 (November 24, 2011 04:22AM) ronny courtens
Kent,

You system specs are fine, your graphics card is supported and you have more than sufficient RAM.

MP3 is officially supported, i.e. it plays in FCPX without any need for rendering, BUT there have been reports of issues like yours and these were related to using MP3 audio. So now that you know your stills are OK this would be the next thing I would check. Make a duplicate of your project, then on the duplicate remove any MP3 audio and try to export.

One more thing: as you mention your system is slow (which it shouldn't be with your specs) AND exporting takes time (FCPX is famous for its really fast export) this makes me think you really are working with native H.264 video and not with ProRes.

R-click a video clip in your Events Browser and select "Reveal in Finder". The clip will appear in a Finder window. R-click the clip and select "Show Info". What's the format of the clip?

Best wishes,

Ronny
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