Ever since I upgraded to 8.2.3 I would experiance intermittant digital dropout. Now it's to the point where I need to do something about it...it's just happening too often. Before I would simply delete the bad frame. Now it's happening too often and is way too frustrating and time consuming. At stretches on my last project it would occur every few seconds throughout the timeline. I'm finally caught up with my work and want to solve this problem. Can it be solved simply by reinstalling? Please advise. Thank you so much. I want my old media 100 back...I don't want to switch to FCP.
Honestly I am not sure if this really is a software issue. Do these glitches happen while digitizing, while rendering or only in playback? Since you said that you are able to cut them out I guess they are in your digitized material. This does sound as it is not related to a software conflict but points to a hardware failure (remember, I am just guessing here). Can you post a screenshot of this problem somewhere?
It doesn't happen when I use iMovie or FCP on the same machine and same external hard drives...just media 100.
It's weird but I could swear it's occurring as the media just sits there in the timeline. I'll clean up(delete) the flickers(single bad frames) as I go but more end up appearing when I go back over the timeline.
It sounds like you don't have a SCSI card since you're using the FireWire drives.
The FireWire drives do bring up another possibility though....
How many Media 100 cards do you have? There are systems out there that have two full sized cards (either one or both may also have a smaller daughter card). One card is a must. It's the one that the analog junction box is connected to (the one with composite, component and s-video ins and outs). The other card (if you have one) is a real-time effects card. It offers a real performance boost for many transitions and wipes but the truth is that most users will never miss it. So, to my point...
IF you've got a real-time effects card, try taking it out and see if your problem magically goes away.
If you DON'T have a real-time effects card, then it's back to the drawing board.