I'm using FCP 7 and relatively often it quits unexpectedly. I have set my autosave to 1 minute to minimize loss,but it's still really annoying to work like this. Is there anything I can do, besides reinstalling the program?
Try trashing your preferences. I would suggest download preference manager from digital rebellion. It will back up known good preferences and and allow you to trash bad ones or reload your good ones in. Also if you are working with highly compressed footage like H.264 or Mpeg2 footage in your timeline that could cause final cut to not work properly. If you are working with compressed footage use media manager to make a Pro Res Version this will allow your system to run better and should stop the issues with it crashing. Hope this helps.