Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 4:20 PM (in response to Jodibob)
My FCE won't show a live preview in the canvas, just an old saved version, regardless of what I do in the timeline or slug viewer. What am I doing wrong? I've never seen this before.
Is this about a live capture or can you explain further?
Not clear on exactly what you are doing.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to Alchroma)
No, not a live capture. I have stacked 4 video files and masked each one using a Bezier matte so that only a part of each video is visible. It worked fine 3 months ago when I first edited it. Now as I have begun to make more edits, I find the timeline and the slug viewer perform perfectly, but the canvas viewer just shows the saved version from 3 months ago, regardless of the changes I made and saved since then, and regardless of how many times I save the project or close and reopen FCE.
In the meantime, I have worked around it by creating a new project and copying and pasting the old clips into place in the new sequence, and of course re-rendering everything. But I fear I might have the same problem reoccur, and want to avoid it. But so far, so good.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to Jodibob)
Not sure why you can't save!!
There is the default Auto Save Vault files that create backups, you could try one of those that pre-date when the trouble started.
There may be a bad render file in there??
Also if you are using Lion or Mountain Lion, this may also create it's own issues as Lion & M Lion are not supported with FCE.
Trashing the Preference files is also a good maintenance task when FCE goes amiss.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 4:40 AM (in response to Alchroma)
Thanks for your suggestions. I'm running Snow Leopard, so there shouldn't be issues there. I tried trashing the preferences but it still won't update the saved file. At this point I've rebuilt everything I needed, so I won't try to recover the old version, but will keep that in mind if I encounter this again.
Thanks again for your ideas.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to Robert Riedlinger)
I solved my own problem of delayed playback when reviewing my edits in FCX 4. Turns out that the delays happened when my Time Machine was doing an automatic backup. I noticed in the upper rt task bar the Time Machine clock was spinning at the same time I was having playback delays. I turned off the back up function and the delay problem went away. Now I'll just have Time Machine backing up when I'm not editing in FCX4.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to Robert Riedlinger)
Thanks for the feedback.