2649 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 3:58 PM by David S.
Because we have both HD and SD cameras we run Easy Setup before we start capturing every time with the right settings.
Our standard workflow: Hook Up Camera --> Power On Camera (plugged in, not battery power) --> Open FCP --> Run Easy Setup --> Log and Capture.
Do we need to run Easy Setup, shut down FCP, and then hook up the camera?
The way you are using it should be OK.
Maybe someone can come up with a suggestion based on their experience of similar problems.
A common first aid treatment when FCP behaves badly is to trash the preferences though with all the FCPs you have it could take a while!
You could try this free app which does it automatically.
Note that when you trash preferences, the next time FCP opens it creates the original default preferences it shipped with.
That app can save your good settings so that you can replace them instantly should you ever need to trash them again.
Your saying your doing this in a school lab....How are your computers setup?
Do you have to login with a student ID account, or do you login with
a local user account?
Most school districts ( I work at one) set their labs up to be managed by
OS X Servers, and students login via a network based account.
FCP doesn't play nice with network based accounts, and in our labs
all NLE usage ( iMovie, FCE, FCP) is limited to local accounts
that are lab specific.
Check with your IT dept. as to how your lab is setup and go from there.