FORUMS: list search recent posts

FCP7 randomly changing its settings

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Kimberly White
FCP7 randomly changing its settings
on Oct 27, 2011 at 1:57:07 pm

Has anyone had the experience of FCP7 randomly changing its A/V settings--going from 8bit to 10bit, for instance? Does this program have a quirk like that where it just decides to change on its own?


Return to posts index

David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP7 randomly changing its settings
on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:35:12 pm

[Kimberly White] "Has anyone had the experience of FCP7 randomly changing its A/V settings--going from 8bit to 10bit, for instance?"

No, never heard that one here before on the Cow Kimberly, and we hear lots of issues.

[Kimberly White] "Does this program have a quirk like that where it just decides to change on its own?"

Nope that is not a known quirk.

Why don't explain exactly how this issue is manifesting itself on your machine?

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

Don't miss my new Creative Cow Podcast: Bringing "The Whale" to the Big Screen:
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/Podcast-Series-2-MikeParfit...

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums.


Return to posts index

Kimberly White
Re: FCP7 randomly changing its settings
on Oct 30, 2011 at 3:50:53 pm

HI David.. thanks for responding.

"Why don't explain exactly how this issue is manifesting itself on your machine?"

The above, where it changes user settings from ingesting 1080 29.97 8bit to 1080 29.97 10bit; changes the sequence setting out of Apple Pro Res 422 to something else. Generally speaking, we haven't had any issues with the FCP until this quirky stuff started happening. We are also running an Aja Kona media drive and more projects have come down the pike in recent days; however, the tech who built it says that that shouldn't have anything to do with the program software randomly changing settings.

I'm hesitant to start looking at someone who doesn't belong on the equipment changing things until after I've exhausted possibilities that the program software will do this randomly and is something to be expected. It's supposed to open up to the default settings, according to the tech who built this FCP station, but recently, it hasn't been doing that.

That's pretty much what's been going on.

Again, thanks for the response. I believe that it has nothing to do with the program sofware, but more to do with someone who shouldn't be on it sneaking in and changing things, but as I said, I wanted to make sure that there isn't an inherent issue with FCP that makes it randomly change settings befor proceeding in that vein.

best regards,
Kimberly


Return to posts index


David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP7 randomly changing its settings
on Oct 30, 2011 at 6:30:40 pm

[Kimberly White] "it changes user settings from ingesting 1080 29.97 8bit to 1080 29.97 10bit; changes the sequence setting out of Apple Pro Res 422 to something else."

What you wrote does not compute Kimberly. You're not really telling me what you are doing, you're telling me what the computer is doing. As I'm sure you know, this is a business of precision, and if you don't describe precisely what you're doing when you encounter the problems I can't give you the precise help you require.

For example: in the case above, I have no idea if you're starting a new project and expecting FCP to retain settings from a prior project, or if you're opening an existing project and finding that suddenly settings have changed, or if you're opening new sequences and can't determine why they're not set as you expect, etc. Assume nothing; I'm not there to look over your shoulder, so help me to help you, because it's very frustrating going back and forth asking for additional details.

For the record, FCP does not arbitrarily change settings, however, preferences can be reset to factory defaults if your computer happens to crash, or if you trash preferences. But, most importantly, preferences and settings do not automatically set themselves, the editor must do that by setting the Easy Setup properly when initially starting every new project. To do that properly, you have to follow the correct procedures, which it sounds like you're leaving to the guy who setup your system.

The following brief tutorial explains the proper way to start every new project as you intend. Check it out and follow it every time, and it should help you avoid encountering the many unexpected issues that arise from starting projects in various other ways. http://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/realtime_sequences....

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

Don't miss my new Creative Cow Podcast: Bringing "The Whale" to the Big Screen:
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/Podcast-Series-2-MikeParfit...

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums.


Return to posts index

Kimberly White
Re: FCP7 randomly changing its settings
on Nov 9, 2011 at 6:17:05 pm

"For the record, FCP does not arbitrarily change settings, however, preferences can be reset to factory defaults if your computer happens to crash, or if you trash preferences. But, most importantly, preferences and settings do not automatically set themselves, the editor must do that by setting the Easy Setup properly when initially starting every new project. To do that properly, you have to follow the correct procedures, which it sounds like you're leaving to the guy who setup your system"

This is the information I was after.


Return to posts index

David Roth Weiss
Re: FCP7 randomly changing its settings
on Nov 10, 2011 at 3:34:30 am

[Kimberly White] "This is the information I was after."

And, that's why I provided it... Glad to help Kimberly.

David

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

Don't miss my new Creative Cow Podcast: Bringing "The Whale" to the Big Screen:
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/Podcast-Series-2-MikeParfit...

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums.


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]