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Marten Berkman
Canvas and viewer have gone green, now black
on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:03:38 pm

Still using fcp 7 for a multi year doc project, on 2.6 GHz Mac Pro dual core, OS X 10.7.5 (this is the highest os for this machine). Rock solid, has been functioning like a workhorse. Now when I open fcp7, canvas and viewer were green, and now black. Have trashed prefs a couple times without success. I was thinking codecs may be corrupted, but prores and other clips play fine outside the app in QuickTime 7 and 10.

This likely happened after a software update, but could not say for sure what all the updates were, though it included apple codecs. Any suggestions on how to trace root of problem?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Canvas and viewer have gone green, now black
on Dec 27, 2017 at 3:32:45 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Dec 28, 2017 at 6:13:23 pm

Transcode ALL the video to ProRes 422. It's still FCP, 7 and cutting in anything other than ProRes is just asking for trouble. Don't forget about the 4000 pixel limit, either.

Your footage dimensions & codecs may have changed over the years, but FCP 7 hasn't. It's still dead. Like Generalissimo Francisco Franco (first-season SNL reference).

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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