Audio Missing On Older Video Clips In Fcpx 10.2.1


Hi there....

I have been using FCP for only a few years now... I only ever use it for home videos... summer vacations... so I moved my entire iMovie library over a few years back and I have been using it to create my home movies ever since. But recently after I updated to the very latest release 10.2.1 I noticed that my older clips taken on my Sony MiniDV camera aren't playing the audio at all.... but if I visit the imported file folder and play the original file in Quicktime it plays perfectly.

I'm really starting to panic as I have years of old video that is in that format and now I can't create a project and export these if the audio isn't working.

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.4, and I tried re-installing an older version of FCP X 10.1.4 but it's having problems with the newly updated FCP Events library files... so that doesn't seem to be a fix either.... I now have two folders... an older named folder "Creative Media Old Final Cut Projects and Events" and a newly created FCP folder "Creative Media's projects and events" which after intensive review has my complete and most up to date video content.

Has anyone got any ideas as to how I could fix this... or if this has happened to them also.

Also... when going back over my events library I have noticed alot of events that have one name don't actually apply to the video content.... another concern... I suppose the best thing to do will be to manually go through every event clip and rename appropriately if necessary.... again just asking if anyone had a similar experience and if there was another workaround...?

Thank you for reading my cry for help and if you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to drop me a reply.


Irish MacUser & MacAddict!!

Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10), 64GB Ram with 512GB SSD Drive
Is it possible that the audio in the original video is not compatible with FCPX? Why not encode it to FCPX accepted audio format with a video converter in advance?