Michael R. Santana: hello, i am having serious problems capturing tape on fcp 7. I've been
capturing for years and years, and just last week it has been unable to
initialize….. all of my setting are correct. i tried to trash the
preferences but i cannot find the library to preferences for my life. can
someone help?? much appreciated.
Larry Jordan: Sorry I missed your question on trashing preferences in Final Cut when you
posted it! The Lion OS makes the Library folder invisible. In the Finder,
press Option and click the Go menu.The Library folder will be displayed in
the list. Click the Library folder and you'll be able to find all your
preference files inside it. I put links to two of my articles in the
description for this video that may be of help.
Jean Robert Thibault: Wow what a precious advise. Thanks Larry.
ElenaLauraMitchell: fcp7 + Working from ext hard dr. "general error" message appears when
rendering files. I did not do anything different usual. Last few steps
before the message appeared:- opened a new sequence + 2 files ( HD 1280x720
& SD 720x480) - fcp asked "want to change the sequence settings to match
the clip settings". I said yes (with no, result is same) I trashed
preferences error message still there. I trashed preferences, i exported
the 2 clips with QT re imported. I would be grateful for any help
Lama Hasbun: i have a bug trouble! i don't see the folder "library" help please my
project ys due in 24 hours
Larry Jordan: Have you tried following the instructions in FCP X: Improving Performance
and Trouble-Shooting Your FCP System (links in description for above
eli sanchez: I can't seem to locate any com.apple.finalcut in my preferences file either
could they be located somewhere else?
aShuttleProduction: i am having the same problem.. did you find a solution>
Larry Jordan: @gacho123 See my response below. Let me know if you need more help.
Larry Jordan: @gacho123 This error message means that FCP can't communicate with the deck
using Firewire. Go to Final Cut Pro > Sequence Settings > Deck Control and
change the protocol to FireWire Basic. That should fix it. If not, try
other deck control protocols until FCP can control the deck.
CinemaEnthusiast93: First off, strangely, Lion on my Mac Pro desktop IS allowing access to
library and prefs. But I see no files regarding final cut pro whatsoever.
Please help if you can. I am working with a deadline and my project crashes
5 minutes after I open it every time.
Ronald Johnston: Larry we learned final cut from you and got certified! You need to make a
video on trashing preferences in Lion. Also you can not do multi clip
editing in final cut pro x.
Defying Reality: for some reason I dont have those preference files?
Larry Jordan: General error in #FCP7 is generally caused by either a corrupted clip or
corrupted render files. Try rendering in sections until you find the
section that contains the bad clip.
Larry Jordan: Be sure to check out my website for info on how to trash preferences. To
find the preference files go to the Finder, press and hold the Option key,
and choose Library from the Go menu while holding the Option key. From
there go to the preference folder and you'll find that trashing preferences
is the same as always. Take care!
Larry Jordan: @ronjohnston7 Thanks for your kind words. Agreed, we can't do multicam
editing in FCP X - however Apple has already announced that the next
update, coming early in 2012, will have this feature. As for a video
tutorial on trashing FCP X preferences in Lion - I've written an article
that covers this, because it is easier to read than to watch, in this case:
"FCP X: Improving Performance" I'd post a URL, but YouTube won't let me.
You can find it on my website.
Larry Jordan: Be SURE you are looking at the Library folder in your HOME Directory, not
at the root level of your hard disk. If you can't find the files, you are
looking in the wrong place. Also, check out the "FCP X: Improving
Performance" article in my site's Training Library.
Larry Jordan: You are most welcome, Jean Robert!
Carlo Barot: Hi Larry. I am running FCP7 and I seem to have trouble finding my Final Cut
Pro user preference files. They're nonexistent. I followed the steps you
showed in finding them, but they do not appear in my preferences folder.
I've also done a search on my hard drive for any of these files and they
don't come up at all. I'm on OSX 10.7.2. Would you have any idea as to why
I can't find them? The reason why I'm trying to delete my preferences is
because I'm having issues in multiclip editing. TY
Land Rover Toolbox Videos: thanks for considering us older FCP users Larry......interesting
tutorial...I have a few problems and mine crashes when I try to log and
transfer 720p 50. Not sure if it is because my FCP is still number 6 but it
now doesn't like 720p 25 ... recon i should do this preference trash?
Choras Den: ID, sounds like your running lion/ML, the library folder is hidden. go to
Finder> go> go to folder. type in ~/library/ and youre in!
Larry Jordan: Lion makes the Library folder invisible. In the Finder, press Option and
click the Go menu.The Library folder will be displayed in the list. Click
the Library folder and you'll be able to find all your preference files
inside it. I put links to two of my articles in the description for this
video that may be of help.
Larry Jordan: @trailerfitter2 Absolutely, yes. Whenever FCP USED to do something and now
it DOESN'T do something, that's a clear indication that preference files
are corrupted. If you were able to capture 720p/25 and now you can't,
trashing preferences is the first step. YouTube doesn't allow me to write
URLs, but you can find more on your issue by going to the LarryJordan
webpage and then typing /trouble/ Larry
Matt Segriff: Hi Larry, Thanks so much for concise professional communications. Very
helpful. You're are now officially my first go to when in trouble. One
other thought. Can you speak to the upcoming removal of final cut from the
apple family. We're looking to you to help bridge the gap via your
JZGUITAR88: My FCP 7 (on intel iMac) does not see my DV deck when I try to "Log and
Capture".DV footage via firewire...Wouild this be a time to trash
prefs...Deck works fine when I hook up to my older G4 FCP set up...but my
FCP 7..doesn't seem to know it's there. Thanks....Phil
CinemaEnthusiast93: I'm actually working in Final Cut Studio 2.0 version 6.0.6 of FCP. Sorry, I
forgot to specify.
ElenaLauraMitchell: Thank you so much Larry! It worked. I eliminated both files which were
corrupted. Thank you again for your kindness and time.
logictoolbox: excellent explanation well executed ;-)
Land Rover Toolbox Videos: Thanks Larry,...
patiswatching: Larry! Did you figure out for Lion OS yet? Been having problems with Final
Cut Pro 7 on it.
shootcutdeliver: always great advise
gacho123: Thank you very much. I'm having the "Unable to initialize video deck..."
problem while trying to capture from my PD150 DV camera. I'm running fcp7
on OS 10.7, and I can't find the folder "library" to begin with. Any
suggestions? Thank you
Land Rover Toolbox Videos: How strange, we had that today and eventually found a corrupted clip.
Larry Jordan: Lion does continue to support #FCP7. Otherwise, what you write here is
sugarmackb: After I type shift command H there is no Library folder
Larry Jordan: You are most welcome! Knowing how to trash preferences in #FCP7 & #FCPX
isn't the secret to life, but it can bring peace of mind.
patiswatching: To trash Lion's preferences, hover to Finder tabs > go > hold option key
button > drag to the library section and you can delete the presences.
Honestly Lion has discontinue support for FC7. One way is to partition your
drive for both Lion and Snow Leopard.
Jose Santiago: Tutorial starts at 1:53
Ron Johnson: Hey larry im working with fcpx version 10.0 i deleted both of the files and
yet the application still crashes when i try to use it
Larry Jordan: @mattsegriff Apple is not abandoning Final Cut. Have you read something
that leads you to believe otherwise? If so, please send me a link to the
article. Many thanks!
gacho123: Sorry Larry, I just finishing watching your video. The library in Lion
became visible after entering the following command to Terminal : chflags
nohidden ~/Library/ anyway I trashed the preferences and my "Unable to
initialize video deck" issue continues. I did this after having latest
software updates.... don't know what to do next
Larry Jordan: Make SURE you upgrade to the latest version - #FCPX 10.0.7 - and see if the
crashes go away.
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