FCP 7.0.3/OS 10.6.8/MacPro 12Core/Black Magic 3D extreme card
SD betacam clips (play fine)- converted to ProRez442HQ progressive
HD 1080p ProRes442HQ (field clips off PIX recorder)- don't play
HD PRoRes442HQ clips off Motion4 - don't play
So - this Project all worked GREAT yesterday :(
By that I mean this particular EDL worked fine all day...
only certain clips (Beta SD above) on the timeline, when played, display on the Canvas.
The one that now DON'T play off the Timeline, when double-clicked from the Timeline to load into the Viewer, are still NOT visible: screen is black. Likewise, when I load these clips from the Browser, they still DON'T play. These clips are still correctly linked and the actual clips on the media drives play fine in, say, QT player.
So now it gets weird:
Add a CC filter to one of these clips: BOOM! it appears, and plays?! waaa....??
What I have done:
-confirmed correct Project Settings
-confirmed View>External Video>Correct 1080p output
-confirmed View>Video Playback>Correct 1080p output
-reloaded FCP project with clean preferences files
-tried new Project in FCP
Can it be the Video Card? Clips play out thru BM 3D Card to my Dreamcolor fine WHEN CC filter Added. (or, all the time in the case of the Beta SD clips)
FCP should display clips on its own interface even if the card was acting up - Yes?
rebooted over to BU OS drive, opened Project there-
So problem "solved" I guess. I will copy the whole BU OS Drive _back_ over the Primary OS Drive (where the problem persists) in hope this will Fix It.
Curiously, I had just done a Back Up to the BU OS from the Primary not 3 days ago, so these drives and software are virtually identical.
Still happy to hear if any thoughts on this issue.