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923 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2008 8:28 PM by dlawrence
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2008 12:18 PM (in response to Juan Marco)ok.
I reinstalled 6.0 and then upgraded to 6.0.2
Also tried opening a new project and importing files.
So i conclude that this computer might be faulty. but what?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2008 12:32 PM (in response to Juan Marco)Sorry you're having this weird problem but you're right, no one ever came back with suitable or universal solutions that I recall.
I see Xs rarely, maybe one project in a year, but it only takes a quick expansion of the tracks to force a redraw of the waveforms.
bogiesan2x2.66 Intel woohoo! and many more Macs, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2008 5:15 PM (in response to David Bogie Chq-1)THank you David.
Yeah, no solution yet. I think i'm going to upgrade this computer to Leopard. Are you running with Tiger by any chance?
Hope this does it.. i'll update after i do this.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2008 7:57 AM (in response to Juan Marco)So i updated to 10.5.5
Some imporvement i think. It seems new projects are drawing the waveforms fine now. But my existing project is not. Made copy of it. not working. Copied items from it to a new project. nope.
what to do..
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2008 5:29 PM (in response to Juan Marco)Umpf, apparently, this has been going on forever...
OK, so here is MY problem regarding disappearing audio waveforms never redrawn:
I usually edit on my PPC G5, basically no problems there (FCP 6.0.4, OS 10.5.5). Fine, thinking of all the trouble other people had...
However, every once in a while when travelling, I need to switch to a MacBookPro. For that end I clone my FCP-drive (containing everything fcp-related) to a Fire-Wire HD (RAID 0).
Absolutely all the media, render files, you name it is on there as it would be on the disk back home - an exact copy of the G5-drive. Audio waveform cache as well, of course. My MacBookPro is running the same FCP-version, same OS-version.
However, same issue so many people have had for such a long time....:
No waveforms when opening the project I work on (except for in maximum zoom level, not very helpful). None such are ever redrawn by fcp, no matter how long I wait, how often I trash preferences, run FCP-Saver, trash the waveform-cache-files, reset the FW-drive's user permissions, repair disk permissions, or whatever has been suggested in this and other forums.
At first, I thought it had to do with switching between a PPC-machine and an Intel-Mac, but apparently it can happen to any system, and even when not adding the momentum of changing platforms....
I cannot believe Apple is not reacting to a problem that is as annoying (can't proceed without waveforms) as it is persistent and widespread!
The earliest posts dealing with the issue I found date from back in 2006, and one OS-Version and one FCP-Build later there still seems to be no solution. Or is there?
Grateful for any new idea,
TomPowermac G5 Dual 2.7 - MacBookPro 2.6 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5), All the RAM that fits...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2008 6:37 PM (in response to Juan Marco)trash your waveform cache folder on your capture scratch disk. Trash your FCP caches in the preferences. Restart FCP. It should restore your waveforms. We have to do this all the time.G34/966, Mac OS X (10.1.x)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2008 4:14 AM (in response to Rick Lavon)For some reason I do get some waveforms now, but only up to a certain zoom level. Well, that's OK for me to work with.
Still this is a far cry from the way it is supposed to be, trashing files left and right to activate a basic functionality of FCP (maybe I should have a little Automator routine doing the job? .
I would have gladly missed out on Color or for example the less than useful retiming-functions of Motion 3 if instead the upgrade to Final Cut Studio 2 would have contained a real makeover of FCP (which even by Apple-logic still is "THE HUB OF FINAL CUT STUDIO").
Apparently, it is easier/ cheaper for Apple to buy some smallish softwarehouse for little money and give away their product for free, or to just throw some downgraded Shake functionalities into the package, than to give some basic care to the software that's at the heart of Macintosh editing systems.
Once, FCP has been THE reason why I switched to Mac, it then in comparison being stunningly stable and way more powerful than something like Premiere.
Now, I feel, it is loosing it's edge. Only that today there is no real alternative to it anymore, at least not on the Macintosh platform.
Well, I'll stop complaining now and try to be happy about having some waveforms after all...
TomG5 Dual 2.7 - MacBookPro 2.6 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5), All the RAM that fits...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2008 8:28 PM (in response to Juan Marco)Try setting your capture scratch to a different drive.
I had the exact same problem this evening - no waveforms in a particular project, no matter what. I fixed it by setting the capture scratch to an external drive rather than the internal drive, where it was set previously. When I reopened the project with the capture scratch set to the external drive, the waveforms appeared just fine.
--dhlMacBook Pro 15" Fall 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.5)