Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 10:53 AM (in response to vandaldeca)
Have you tried deleting your fcp preferences?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 7:16 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
That worked! Thanks Michael!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 3:03 AM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
I think i celebrated too early. The problem still persists even though i deleted my preferences again. I'm not sure why it worked the other time and not this time.
Do you have any more troubleshooting tips?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 3:21 AM (in response to vandaldeca)
OK something interesting... I trashed my preferences on my other Macbook Pro for the first time and the white balance dropper worked correctly. Then when I closed and reopened FCP7 it went screwy again. Trashing the preferences a second time didn't work.
So its the exact same scenario as the first MacPro. *sigh*
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 4:56 AM (in response to vandaldeca)
Try this: go to system preferences: accounts and create a new account. Sign out of your old account and sign in as new user.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
Just tried it. It didn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to vandaldeca)
You might want to review this and see if anything applies
Do you have any 3rd party plug ins installed? If so, I'd try removing them
Digital Rebellion has a plug in manager as part of its pro maintenence tools.
Do you have any system hacks or enhancers installed? If so, remove them.
Since no one else seems to be reporting this problem, seems like there must be something in common between your 2 computers. I'm not using Lion so I don't know if that might have something to do with it.
I strongly recommend cloning your startup drive when you have a functioning OS/Application combo. That way if you do any updates and things go south, you can restore your system to a working state.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to vandaldeca)
I also had this issue and this was the only google result that had my problem exactly. Stumped me for a long time, but just found a workaround and had to share it.
What I did was I found the com.apple.FinalCutPro.plist file under \users\username\library\preferences
I renamed it to read com.apple.FinalCutPro.plist.old to preserve the settings. Then i copied the file and renamed the copied file as com.apple.FinalCutPro.plist Then i edited the file with text edit and deleted everything inside.
Once i did this the white balance eye dropper would work every time! Hope someone else can benefit from this!