We’ve had numerous issues with our Final Cut Pro 6.02 project. Playback which simply repeats the same frames, media won’t stay connected, edits that magically undo themselves. Some of these are likely bugs while others are related to the six-year old project file and media.
In the hopes of righting whatever is wrong, we dumped (via XML export) our main sequence to a new project file. All was well until I began cutting it into separate reels and sequences respectively. Upon using the “Export to QuickTime Movie” option and the auto-render which takes place, I was greeted with a dialog box of General Error (48). This occurred 60% into the render.
This is actually an OS X (not FCP) error and according to this Apple Support topic error 48 is described as “Duplicate filename (rename); File found instead of folder.”
I found a solution but, unfortunately, but the details are foggy in my head. Until the answer reveals itself I suggest a few places to look:
- Ensure you have enough free disk space on the render and autosave volumes
- Ensure you have sufficient file permissions to all FCP folders
- View project XML in a text editor and ensure file paths are correct