Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to JD Marlow)
do you have any strange programs installed? Is it only happening in one sequence? If so, try copying the contents of the sequence to a new sequence. You might also try resetting the compressor in your sequence settings (change it to something like animation and then back).
You might try applying the broadcast safe filter to see if there's something out of spec in the material.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
Thanks for the response. No strange programs that I can think of. I did just install something called Aunsoft MTS converter last week to help transcode some problematic AVCHD footage that Log & Transfer couldn't handle. Maybe I'll uninstall that and see if anything is affected.
I'm seeing it in multiple sequences that I export so I don't think it's a matter of moving the material around. Thanks for the good ideas though - I will try the broadcast safe filter as a test.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to JD Marlow)
Have you checked the quicktime file on another computer?
You said in your original post "they look completely fine as rendered media in the FCP canvas window"
If there are no filters applied, why is it "rendered media?" Or am I just obsessing on semantics?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
I have not looked at the same file on another computer, no. But I will try that as well. It's only "rendered" media because some parts have title overlays, some are multiclips originally that require render from preview quality if I don't collapse the multiclip, etc. I promise there are no filters on the clips themselves, though.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to JD Marlow)
If you want to send me just a short excerpt with the problem, I'll check it on my system. My email is in my profile.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
would be glad to. I just don't see your email in your profile...maybe I'm missing something. Anyway, I am uploading the clip here (it will be up in 10 minutes)
test.mov is the only file in the directory to download. It's frames 18 and 19 that are the problem if you're looking in Quicktime. Look at the grass on the left and right sides of the frame -- there is a noticeable shift in color.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to JD Marlow)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
I don't think trimming back does anything. I've tried it once and also it's not in the media itself. It is strange though that it appears this way in QT player and then like a strange bump or hit in the video when played in another app like MPEG streamclip. Very weird! I'm beginning to think there is just some bugginess with FCP 7.0.3 and Lion 10.7.3. I should add that I get pretty consistent problems with crashing on my system also. It's periodic but definitely not the most stable. Would be great if Apple was still developing this version of FCP but I know that's just not the reality anymore. Thanks for all your time in looking at the issue with me.