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Christopher Beaver
Final Cut 7 Thumbnail in timeline is tinted red, clip names are highlighted in red
on Mar 16, 2019 at 12:29:28 am

The subject explains the issue fairly well. Some of my thumbnails in the project timeline are tinted red.

Why is that?

Some of the clip names in the timeline are tinted red.

Why is that? Same issue?

I have relinked the clips. They are enabled and rendered and play back. The tint remains. The original file type for the picture clips is Pro Res 422HQ so the clips with and without the tint match.

Many thanks and, as I always say, is there some hidden version of Final Cut 8 lurking around someone's back closet. ☺

Christopher B

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Final Cut 7 Thumbnail in timeline is tinted red, clip names are highlighted in red
on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:21:39 am

I don’t remember how to do, but you need to trash your thumbnail images. When they rebuild they will be fine.

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Christopher Beaver
Re: Final Cut 7 Thumbnail in timeline is tinted red, clip names are highlighted in red
on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:26:53 am

Thank you for your response especially for a legacy application. I think I've come across your comments in other threads, maybe even about this same issue. I appreciate your taking the time to respond.

The weird thing is that I have trashed my thumbnail cache several times after quitting Final Cut. Trashed. Emptied trash. Start Final Cut but the tint remains.

I have not yet restarted the computer, however. I'll try that and report back.

Any other thoughts about why some of the audio clip names are highlighted red and others are not?

Thanks once again for responding so quickly.

Christopher

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Philip Howe
Re: Final Cut 7 Thumbnail in timeline is tinted red, clip names are highlighted in red
on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:56:44 pm

I was going to suggest creating a new project with a version name and then importing your bins of clips, graphics and audio - Save to your Projects folder. Close the old project and re-connect all media in your new project, Save All and re-open the original, copy the constructions you’ve made and paste them into the new project. Close the old one and remove it, including the autosave and render folders of the old version (savig to thumbnail or SD card) and the thumbnail folder but then I realised that just junking the thumbnails carrying the dates of your project might well suffice - Render All and Save All completing the job.
Sorry for “long widedness”.
But additionally there is a Preference pertaining to Optimised Media that didn’t always deal exactly as expected - check how your’s is set.
Best of luck.
It’s still fine software.

philip


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Christopher McDonell
Re: Final Cut 7 Thumbnail in timeline is tinted red, clip names are highlighted in red
on Apr 1, 2019 at 6:46:55 pm

You still have this issue? It sounds like the clip is 'Labelled" red. Do a Shift-F on the clip to find it in your Project Bin. Is it red there? If so, could you have labeled it along the way, and just forgotten? Control Click on the clip/ Label - choose None.

If not this, I don't know.

My specs: FCP 6.0.6, El Capitan, rMBP 15" i7 2.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM


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Christopher Beaver
Re: Final Cut 7 Thumbnail in timeline is tinted red, clip names are highlighted in red
on Apr 1, 2019 at 7:04:55 pm

Yes. You nailed the issue. The tinted thumbnails in the timeline and the red highlights on the audio clips originated with me labeling master clips red. I checked two different projects to make sure. Until your post I never realized that the colored labels on master clips in the bin carried over to the use of clips in the timeline.

I also wanted to thank the other folks who posted their thoughts and observations as we worked together to figure things out. I hit a period of a heavy workload and did not have the focus to respond before today.

I take to heart that Final Cut 7 and its predecessors are aging. I see that Christopher McDonnell who figured out the labeling angle is still using Final Cut 6. In my case, I will probably be moving to a more recent editing system like Resolve, Premiere, or Avid. There's too many new formats coming along and new operating systems. But as someone who started in 16mm film and went to Avid and then to Final Cut, I continue to be impressed by how well Final Cut prior to Final Cut X worked. There's so much depth and detailed thought that went into Final Cut 7 including the carry-over of color labels from master clip to clips in the timeline.

Thanks to one and all,

Christopher Beaver


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