Alert icons

When you see red frames and a yellow alert triangle in the Timeline or an event, Final Cut Pro is alerting you that part of your project or event is missing. There are many reasons that clips, events, media files, and effects can be missing: moving projects, events, and files between computers and actively managing your media using the Finder are two common reasons.

Final Cut Pro events and clips

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Alert

Description

Missing Event icon

Missing Event

The event media is not available.

You may see this alert if you moved an event to the Trash, moved an event to another location, moved a project to another location, or moved another project’s media.

Missing Clip icon

Missing Clip

A clip used in a Final Cut Pro project or in an event is not available.

You may see this alert if you moved the clip to the Trash, moved a clip (or event), moved a project to a different location, or consolidated a different project’s media.

Missing Camera icon

Missing Camera

A camera that contains files used in Final Cut Pro is not connected to your system.

To avoid getting this alert, create a copy of the media when you import it. See Organize files while importing.

Media files

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Alert

Description

Missing File icon

Missing File

A file is not available in the Finder.

You may see this alert if you moved or renamed a file in the Finder, moved an event or project to a different location, or consolidated a different project’s media.

Modified File icon

Modified File

A media file has been changed by an application other than Final Cut Pro.

Missing Proxy File icon

Missing Proxy File

A proxy file created by Final Cut Pro is not in its expected location in the Finder.

See Manage optimized and proxy media files.

Final Cut Pro effects

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Alert

Description

Missing Effect icon

Missing Effect

An effect in Final Cut Pro is missing.

Missing Generator icon

Missing Generator

A generator in Final Cut Pro is missing.

Missing Title icon

Missing Title

A title in Final Cut Pro is missing.

Missing Transition icon

Missing Transition

A transition in Final Cut Pro is missing.