1136 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2008 4:27 PM by Jeff Linkous
Jeff Linkous wrote:
Canning the prefs is as simple as going into user account library folder - prefs - motionplist and finalcutplist and hauling them to the trash, emptying trash and restarting the computer and relaunching? Is it that simple?
It is for Motion, but FCP has more than one preference file. To delete FCP prefs, you delete the .plist where you described. Then go into the Final Cut Pro User Data folder in the same location and delete the prefs file and the OBJ and PROF cache files.
This will erase your settings in FCP and restore default values so you'll have to go through and reset everything how you had it.
There's also a couple of programs out there that will save a copy of your good FCP prefs with the correct settings so when it happens again you can restore good prefs without all the hassle.
PS: BTW, you don't have to restart your computer (just the individual programs), but hey, it doesn't hurt.
Thanks to both.
Before going the preferences route, I took one other step and disconnected every peripheral and my Logitech mouse, on the chance it may have been throwing a wrench into the works. Reconnected everything and went to Logitech's site and got a new driver for the mouse and reconfigured it. So far so good, at least as far as Final Cut goes. Crossing my fingers on Motion.