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FC crashes whenever I try to apply a filter

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Jul 9, 2013 2:19 AM

Alongside my 'day-job' Mac Pro I also run FC studio on my imac as a back-up and for doing odd jobs I want to keep on separate system.  It's all been working fine for a couple of years but today, whenever I try to apply a filter I briefly get the spinning beachball then FC crashes and I get a crash report.


I haven't tried all the filters but the ones I have will result the same.  I've also opened a couple of previous jobs with various formats (HD / SD / animation / PAL) and they will all crash if I try to apply a filter.


I'm hoping that some simple expedient such as ditching some preferences files or somesuch could be a solution before I have to do things like uninstall / reinstall.


While experienced in using FCP I'm no Mac techy so any simple idiot-proof advice would be very much appreciated.




Process:     Final Cut Pro [159]
Path:        /Applications/Final Cut Cut Pro
Version:     7.0 (7.0)
Build Info:  FCPApp-906181654~22
Code Type:   X86 (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [98]


Date/Time:   2013-07-09 10:00:24.727 +0100
OS Version:  Mac


Model Name:iMac
  Model Identifier:iMac11,2
  Processor Name:Intel Core i3
  Processor Speed:3.06 GHz
  Number Of Processors:1
  Total Number Of Cores:2
  L2 Cache (per core):256 KB
  L3 Cache:4 MB
  Memory:4 GB
  • David Mclaine Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to Chinook!)

    Did you trash your prefs using this ?



  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 8:15 AM (in response to Chinook!)

    well Preference Manager eliminates the possibility of operator error.  It's free and it also allows you to back up your preferences. 


    Digital Rebellion also has as a crash analyzer which is part of one of their suites of media utiltiies (Can't remember which one, but go to their site and do a bit of digging.  You'll find it pretty easily).  Although it's not free, it's a worthwhile purchase and there is a free trial available.


  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to Chinook!)

    The mac os has permissions for each and every file and the os uses these to determine whether the user is allowed to read, or change a file.  They can get corrupted but I've rarely been able to solve any problem by repairing permisions.  but as far as I know it can't hurt.  Just go to applications:  utilities:  disk utiltiy and repair permissions on your startup drive. 


    Have you installed any new software or done any software updates recently?

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)

    And here are some basic fcp troubleshooting tips.


  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to Chinook!)

    Did you download digital rebellion's pro maintenance tools?



    There's a free trial and you can use crash analyzer to get some insight into what's going on.


    If you clone your startup drive, you'll be able to boot off the clone and run disk repair and diskwarrior off the clone.



    I think carbon copy cloner is no longer free.  If so, check out superduper



    And once we solve the problem, and get things back to a working state, you should definitely clone your startup drive.  That way, if things go south (like they have now), you can clone back to your internal drive and get back to work.


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