Trashing Preferences In Final Cut Pro 7




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cynematica: Thanks!

Vivavideoproductions: Hello I could not find com.apple.finalcutpro.plist in my preferences

Ian Phillips: Hi Larry, you mention you don't use favorite effects as they are lost when trashing preferences. I'm a big fan of favorite effects and bin combinations of favorite effects. To avoid the problem of them being lost when trashing prefs, I keep a backed up FCP project that contains nothing but my favorite effects. Just create new project drag the favorites bin from the Effect window into the Browser window then save project. Trash prefs then reopen the saved project, drag the contents or the favorites bin from browser window into the favorites bin in the effects window. Favorites restored in seconds!

Joey Sinko: Hey Larry? How do I trash preferences in Mountain Lion? Everything has changed I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Please Help Larry. Thank You. Maybe you already have a video online???

Dominic Frasca: Thanks Larry, love your stuff!

tofaloscom: Hey Larry, I've always said that knowledge should be shared, as the basis of human wealth. you are a great example of this sentence. We love your tutorials. Greetings from Chile.

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

Edgar 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 video)?

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 direction.

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 correct.

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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