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Lars Nelson
FCP Monitor is Extremely Dark/Not sure if it's because of upgrade
on Nov 1, 2011 at 7:29:54 pm

I recently installed an upgrade that was particular to the MacBook Pro, I don't remember exactly what it was, and along with this another update to IPhoto having to do with handling raw files. Ever since that time a number of problems have occurred, principally in FCP 7 which has got the canvas and the viewer EXTREMELY DARK as if the contrast was turned all the way down, and I get dropped frame warnings almost immediately after hitting play. This is true for all FCP projects previous and current, it does not affect Quick Time Player and IPhoto. Also I've noted that when I try to open rendered, finished projects the machine tells me I have the wrong version of Quick Time Player and as a result I have to use the command "open with" and find the correct version of Quick time player.

Can you give me some idea how to correct this problem short of using time machine to restore the system to status quo "ante" the upgrade.

Anticipating a prompt response, because I'm dying here. :(

Sincerely,
Lars

Lars Nelson


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Michael Gissing
Re: FCP Monitor is Extremely Dark/Not sure if it's because of upgrade
on Nov 1, 2011 at 8:47:56 pm

Some basic info required. Software versions of FCP and quicktime. OS version. How many versions of quicktime do you have? Basic hardware details. What was the 'update'? etc


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Lars Nelson
Re: FCP Monitor is Extremely Dark/Not sure if it's because of upgrade
on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:36:00 pm

OS is 10.6.8
FCP is 7.03
Quicktime Pro came in the FCP bundle
Quicktime player 10.0
MacBook Pro 17 in. 8 gigs
Update - don't know

All the rest:



Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B24
SMC Version (system): 1.70f3
Serial Number (system): C02FC2Z4DF93
Hardware UUID: 88BE0B4C-C7E9-5F14-AE51-798E27028D80
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled



AMD Radeon HD 6750M:

Chipset Model: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x8
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x6741
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-C0170L-573
gMux Version: 1.9.24
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.573
Displays:
Color LCD:
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes

Intel HD Graphics 3000:

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0126
Revision ID: 0x0009
gMux Version: 1.9.24

Lars Nelson


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Michael Gissing
Re: FCP Monitor is Extremely Dark/Not sure if it's because of upgrade
on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:20:25 am

If the update was to 10.6.8 then there have been people saying there are graphics card and display issues with FCP7 with this OS update. If you can go back to 10.6.7 the problem should go away. This OS update had nothing to offer users of FCP7 and it was specifically to do with the app store and FCPX. So as precaution for other users, don't bother with this update if you want a stable FCP7 system.

Other alternatives might be to see if there is an updated graphics driver for your hardware. The fact that it is a display problem makes me suspect the update that caused the problems was the OS.


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