Hi, I've am quite new to Final Cut, and have been experimenting the following problem. Both video and still look very dark when played within FCP7 - in the canvas window. Yet if I export the video (to Quicktime with current settings) or look at the original file in finder, it looks as originally shot and much brighter.
I've shot and edited video before in the same conditions (same camera | settings) and same FCP setup without this problem. This somehow happened after I reinstalled my OS and software in a new computer.
Sample Screen Captures: please find attached a couple of screen captures exactly of the same frame, onw from Quicktime Export and the other from the canvas in FCP7.
-Video shot with a 5DmarkII in HD NTSC at 25 frames.
-Video in Pro-res before imported into FCP7.
-Computer: MBP 15 inch Late 2011.
-FInal Cut Pro 7.0.3.