Didn't try trashing the prefs, damn are we back to that? I used to have to do that with Premier way way back in the 4.5 days. Mylast edit system I hadto trash the prefs 4 times in 8 years.
Any way, the tapes were shot Non drop, oddly enough FCP recognized tapes two and three as NON drop, but thought clips on Tape 1 were drop frame. I had to go into clip modify,and set each clip to drop frame for clips on tape 1, unfortunately I had to do this on a clip by clip basis, and couldn't group select the clips to do it.