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Import problem on Mac - FCP/Director Player Error

Posted: Mon, 20th Oct 2003, 3:35am

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KaydonSentry

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Hey all... I have both AlamDV 1 and 2 for my Mac... I was using Alam1 for a while because 2 wasn't working... it always gave me "Director Player Error" messages and then froze. Now AlamDV1 won't even work for me... every time I import I get the hour glass and it freezes. Then a director player error message. I reinstalled AlamDV2, did all the plug ins... and it loads fine, but it still gives me director player error messages... I get no timeline, no window... nothing... just "Director Player Error: Script Error" continue?

Any advice on what I should do? I've tried everything. Restarting in Os9, changing my resolutions... everything! ANy help would be greatly appreciated!

Kayd
Posted: Mon, 20th Oct 2003, 6:35am

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Aculag

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How come it doesn't say you're a gold member?
Posted: Mon, 20th Oct 2003, 8:17pm

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KaydonSentry

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No idea, should I be a gold member? This account with the site is from before the site redesign...

I purchased AlamDV ages ago... used my old SN and name to redownload AlamDV2... reinstalled it, still no luck. Again, any help would be appreciated... I'm thinking it's a Quicktime issue? I tried running it in OS9 (non-emulated, actual reboot) and that didn't work either.

~Kayd
Posted: Tue, 21st Oct 2003, 2:12am

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averagejoe

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Service Announcement from the head mod dude:
Up at the top of the forum screen click on "click to edit options". When the options window opens, on the menu to your left, click on "Product Registration" then plug in your ALAMDV Serial as your "Magic Code" and you will get force points and be a Gold Member. That way we will avoid asking questions with shifty eyes wondering if we are helping someone that does not own ALAMDV2.

To address your problem:
Script error... I did not see you mention what colour depth you are at. Yeah everyone point and laugh this is averagejoe's staple question. However, 9 times out of 10, script errors come up when the colour depth is not right.
Lastly yes I would reload and update Quicktime and yes I would try the most recent driver for my video card.

Hope this helps

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Posted: Wed, 22nd Oct 2003, 6:32pm

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KaydonSentry

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Here's an update, and thanks for your help so far. Turns out I can get both Alams to work, but it freezes when I import any DV-NTSC or DVPRO-NTSC files... so pretty much any outputed files from FCP at a high quality image. Any advice? Using Animation, or other type files gives the image a weird two-layer blur, kinda like a messed up 3:2 pull down... so how can I fix my Mac to allow AlamDV to read FCP movies?

Thanks in advance... smile
Posted: Wed, 22nd Oct 2003, 10:56pm

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Crawford

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KaydonSentry wrote:

Here's an update, and thanks for your help so far. Turns out I can get both Alams to work, but it freezes when I import any DV-NTSC or DVPRO-NTSC files... so pretty much any outputed files from FCP at a high quality image. Any advice? Using Animation, or other type files gives the image a weird two-layer blur, kinda like a messed up 3:2 pull down... so how can I fix my Mac to allow AlamDV to read FCP movies?

Thanks in advance... smile
I know little about what could happen on a Mac, but I've had problems in Windows land with AlamDV not liking "type 2" AVIs. Look for something about "OpenDML" or AVI version 2.0 compatibility.