Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 7:24 AM (in response to Jerry Hofmann)
Thanks for your reply. No, it's the still picture on the menu screens. If it's the Wedding Rings Template, the picture does not fill the wedding rng area in full; same holds true for all the other templates with a pre-designed shape.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to KGD)
I think since they are all designed for SD 4:3 video, you'll need to resize the stills to that first, you'll have better luck. It's resizing it to fill an aspect ratio which is pre determined by the template. I think... (720X480)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to KGD)
I didn't want to have to go down this way at first but...
If what you see shouldn't be happening, and it doesn't happen on another machine running the same software, then it's time to trash the preference files. If that fails, then a reinstall is in order. But an uninstall should happen first with this software: http://www.digitalrebellion.com/fcsremover/
FWIW, at the school I teach at, we erase and reinstall a clean OS and apps on 50 Machines every semester. We have stability that way. There are 450 students sharing these stations. We don't see problems much. Long ago I started doing a clean install on my own machines about every year. World of difference when you do this.
If the machine you're running is busy, and over a year old, and you've never done this, it's likely a thing that will improve the whole experience there. It can be argued too that if the machine is dedicated, you should run the version of OS with the version of FCP that it was written for. Lion is as far as you go I'd think. Apple blessed FCP 7 and Lion, but hasn't Moutain Lion as far as I know. Either way, if you do this, clone the drive first, or buy a new drive and put it in etc... keeping the startup disk you have now. I just rebuild myself. backup docs, downloads, mail etc, and then copy them back... works fine.I don't run FCP 7 on Mountain Lion though. Lion's OK I think. I run FCP 7 and X. I've a dedicated startup disk for FCP X however.
Actually, Snow Leopard actually was really great with FCP 7.03. All of the third party stuff worked great. AJA, Blackmagic and Matrox, as well as the the plugin world's goodies.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to Jerry Hofmann)
Thank you Jerry,
I have removed the Preference files and still have the same issue. I also have a secondary boot drive so I am going to ddtry your other suggestion when time allows. Using Snow Leopard and FCS 3 - don't feel the need to upgrade until the market makes me do it, Is this software you suggested free of charge?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to KGD)
Yes, the software is a freebee. Great site for FCP folks in general so look over the site to see it all...
I do believe you are doing exactly the right thing. Don't upgrade, just stay where you are until you see you can make more by upgrading or switching. Your machine will serve you well with FCS 3 and Snow Leapard for a very long time...
I'm a big fan of FCP X, and I'll wager you'll want to look at that when it's time for new machines.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to Jerry Hofmann)
Thank you Jerry FCP 7 is just fine, and can put PCP X on another drive when it is needed. I can also keep this Mac Pro going. Pockets aren't deep enough for constant upgrades..