12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 11:05 AM by Tom Wolsky
dayenne627 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

2 FCP X anomalies -

 

OK, here goes...this is a two-parter but the first is not such a big deal from a working pov -

1. once I place a clip on the timeline, the graphic disappears. It's not an impediment to working on the video, because I'm not really using that to look at the clip, right? but it's not the way things are supposed to be.

2. The next problem is bigger, I can't view clips in the event viewer anymore. The cursor doesn't move, hitting l or j or / or the > button, nothing happens. The only way to view the clip is to pull the cursor across it (not very good) or drop it on the timeline and crop it there (really not good). This is not how it's supposed to work!

I reinstalled FCP X, updated all my software and for about 1 minute, it worked correctly again, couldn't use the keyboard, but at least the > button worked. Then it just stopped working again.

 

Does this sound like anything anyone's come across before?

Thanks.


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,545 points)

    No promises but corrupt preferences can create a vast range of different symptoms, so whenever FCP X stops working properly in any way, trashing the preferences should be the first thing you do using this free app.

     

    http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/

     

    Shut down FCP X, open PreferenceManager and in the window that appears:-

     

    1. Ensure that only  FCP X  is selected.

     

    2. Click Trash

     

    The job is done instantly and you can re-open FCP X.

     

    There is absolutely no danger in trashing preferences and you can do it as often as you like.

     

    The preferences are kept separately from FCP X and if there aren't any when FCP X opens it automatically creates new ones  .  .  .  instantly.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (113,125 points)

    once I place a clip on the timeline, the graphic disappears.

     

    No idea what this means. What graphic?

     

    2. What Ian said.

  • dayenne627 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No idea what this means. What graphic?

     

    2. What Ian said.

     

    Explanation: the frame images that usually show up on every clip in the timeline

  • dayenne627 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No promises but corrupt preferences can create a vast range of different symptoms, so whenever FCP X stops working properly in any way, trashing the preferences ...

     

    No, this did not correct the problem.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (113,125 points)

    What's the computer, complete specs, including graphcis card? What's the media, complete specs? Can you post a screen shot of what you actually see in the timeline?

  • dayenne627 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What's the computer, complete specs, including graphcis card? What's the media, complete specs? Can you post a screen shot of what you actually see in the timeline?

    Here's what I see in the timeline:problem-no frame graphics in timeline.jpg

    Hardware specs:

    Hardware Overview:

     

      Model Name:          Mac Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacPro5,1

      Processor Name:          Quad-Core Intel Xeon

      Processor Speed:          2.8 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          4

      L2 Cache (per core):          256 KB

      L3 Cache:          8 MB

      Memory:          3 GB

     

    Graphics specs:

    ATI Radeon HD 5770:

     

      Chipset Model:          ATI Radeon HD 5770

      Type:          GPU

      Bus:          PCIe

      Slot:          Slot-1

      PCIe Lane Width:          x16

      VRAM (Total):          1024 MB

      Vendor:          ATI (0x1002)

      Device ID:          0x68b8

      Revision ID:          0x0000

      ROM Revision:          113-C0160C-155

      EFI Driver Version:          01.00.436

      Displays:

    VG2428wm:

      Resolution:          1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz

      Pixel Depth:          32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

      Display Serial Number:

      Main Display:          Yes

      Mirror:          Off

      Online:          Yes

      Rotation:          Supported

    Display Connector:

      Status:          No Display Connected

    Display Connector:

      Status:          No Display Connected

     

    Using Final Cut Pro X: Version 10.0.7

     

    There is an IOMega external drive attached (totally manual backups only)

     

    Is there any other info I forgot? --Thanks.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (113,125 points)

    There's no codec and frame rate in your video information. Has this been optimized? It looks like it's come from a DSLR. Go back to the project library. Select the project and trash the project render files from the File menu.

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,545 points)

    It's MVI that comes from Canon Powershots   .    .   .   .   a format based on AVI causing problems to people using every type of editor.

  • dayenne627 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ian R. Brown wrote:

     

    It's MVI that comes from Canon Powershots   .    .   .   .   a format based on AVI causing problems to people using every type of editor.

    Am using a Canon VIXIA HFM52

  • dayenne627 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tom Wolsky wrote:

     

    There's no codec and frame rate in your video information. Has this been optimized? It looks like it's come from a DSLR. Go back to the project library. Select the project and trash the project render files from the File menu.

    Am using a Canon VIXIA HFM52.

     

    Well, I followed your advice and deleted all my render files for that project. It all rendered back without any improvement. Including a screen shot:

    UNRENdered.jpg

    There's a small redline over the highlighted section, even though, 100% rendered by the meter... Also there is a weird warning icon next to the filename...

    WEIRD THINGY.jpg

    What is this an indication of...?

     

    Thanks,

    D

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,545 points)

    I was going by the MVI name on every clip.

     

    I assume you have shot normal AVCHD  .  .  .  .  just wondered why the clips had the MVI, or is that a Canon way of naming?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (113,125 points)

    Do those clips have audio? Is timeline appearance set to show video? Open one of the clips in the QT player and give the complete specs that appeare in the movie inspector.