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Just installed FCP 7 and it crashes constantly. Why?

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Nov 7, 2013 7:41 PM

Hello everyone,


I just upgraded to FCP 7. I did the entire installation, and in the end it said that the installation was successful. So I go to launch it, get the Easy Setup pop-up, set my choices, then FCP starts loading again, but then crashes. This occurs EVERY time and I have no idea why. I have the crash report, so I can post any necessary info here that you'll need, just let me know what that is. Please help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,395 points)

    Use Disk Utility to repair your permissions.

    Then download Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion (free) and use it to trash your FCP preferences. They will be set to default the next time you launch FCP.




  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)

    Digital Rebellion has a crash analyzer



    Not the cheapest thing, but a great suite of apps.  There's a trial avaialble, so download and check out what's causing the crash and then post back.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)

    can you open the qmaster panel in system preferences?  And have you tried running fcp7 since running compressor repair?

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)

    what OS are you running? 


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