Help my wife with a FCE problem please!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mperkins37, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hi guys, I am posting this for my wife, she has had a frustrating time with this problem.
    She's a teacher in a mac lab running os 10.4.2 and fce 4.0.
    Students run networked accounts. Software is installed on an image, which is loaded to a server & fired to the target HD.
    My students can start a new project, import render, add transitions and export a full size movie, but cannot save and open a project without getting an “unable to open file” message. What gives?
    Students can open and play files within the finalcut docs>rendered file folder. Why can I render and export, and have backup files in the rendered file folder, but cannot save and open a project? Is this problem on the image/harddrive, in the network account preferences, in the fce preferences?

    Michele Delgado y Perkins
    artist / educator
    Carl Hayden Community High School
    Center for Computer Studies
    Digital Image Specialist
  2. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Sounds like a Permission problem. Take a look at where they are saving too and see if they have permissions set correctly for that location.

    Other than that, no idea. Sounds like an OS issue rather than a FCE issue to me.

    Keep us posted.
  3. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    Agree with martinX. It sounds like a permissions problem. Have her talk to her computer administrator.
  4. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    I teach FC at a local college and they have it set-up to use a separate partition. The system partition is locked off at all times but it doesn't stop students from accidentally starting projects on it.
    Its def a perm problem.
  5. mperkins37 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ

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