Final Cut Pro 4 Skewed Video In The Canvas And Viewer?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by jon, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. jon

    jon Guest

    i'm running final cut pro 4 on a powermac g4 with os 10.2.7. when i am
    using final cut pro, and i hit play on the canvas or the viewer, the
    video becomes instantly skewed...and then when i hit stop, the video
    is returned to normal. when i am viewing though an ntsc monitor, it
    does not appear that way on the ntsc monitor...it just appears skewed
    in the viewer or the canvas.

    why is this? can anyone help me? is there any kind of "zoom upon
    playback" feature or something?

    any help is appreciated

    thanks,
    jon.
     
    jon, Oct 7, 2003
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  2. jon

    Max Volume Guest

    Define "skewed".
     
    Max Volume, Oct 7, 2003
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  3. jon

    jon Guest

    by "skewed," i mean stretched out the long way...like looking in a fun
    house mirror that you makes you very thin and very tall.
     
    jon, Oct 7, 2003
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  4. jon

    jon Guest

    ok, i reinstalled final cut pro, and the skewing problem went away
    for about 15 minutes, but then it started to happen again after i
    installed some video filters. now it happens to all video regardless
    of whether there are filters applied or not. does anyone have any
    guesses? thank you.
     
    jon, Oct 7, 2003
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  5. jon

    cinemalibre Guest

    yeah.. FCP is a classy poiece of crap allright. The NEW FCP4 system we have
    freezes up every few hours. Rebooting about 5 times a day now..

    Hopes of getting anyone at Apple to pay any attention .. zero.
    Cost of using FCP4 priceless.
     
    cinemalibre, Oct 7, 2003
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  6. Well, that's at least an improvement from FCP3 then ;-)

    -m-
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    Martin Heffels, Oct 8, 2003
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    yak Guest

    I wish.. While FCP3 was its own nightmare.. FCP4 seems much less stable.. If
    you go to www.lafcpug.org you can also see the large numbers of people
    struggling with it.. it is truly pathetic.
     
    yak, Oct 8, 2003
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  8. jon

    jon Guest

    um...

    could we stop with the fcp bashing? i was just looking for some help
    with my problem...
     
    jon, Oct 9, 2003
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    Bill Davis Guest

    Wow.

    "nappy" has a new name.

    "cinemalibre" huh. I guess that's a movie and a coke?

    whatever.
     
    Bill Davis, Oct 9, 2003
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  10. jon

    Bill Davis Guest

    I suppose.

    But if you go there, you'll also find THOUSANDS of people like me who
    aren't having ANY trouble running 4.0 at all.

    Go figure.

    I've just cut my 4th video since upgrading to 4.0. - I think I had two
    crashes in the first week after I moved to 4.0, but since I installed the
    very first upgrades that Apple's free "software updated" found, I haven't
    crashed even ONE SINGLE TIME.

    Nothing too different about this than any other major re-write/upgrade.

    If you guys are crashing like you say, it's most likely something you've
    got messed up - cuz for most of us FCP4 is running just fine.
     
    Bill Davis, Oct 9, 2003
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    Max Volume Guest

    Luckily, he stayed "plonked" even after the name change.
     
    Max Volume, Oct 9, 2003
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    nappy Guest

    yeah sure Bill.. goto lafcpug.org and read on.
     
    nappy, Oct 9, 2003
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  13. jon

    nappy Guest

    you guys are truly brilliant. Don't get your brains too confused over it.. I
    was just on someone else's pc.
     
    nappy, Oct 9, 2003
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  14. Oh, I didn't know that. My experiences with 3 are horrific, and I hear
    everywhere that 4 is what FCP should have been in the first place, so
    we were thinking about upgrading. I'll check out that link.

    <conspiracy tone> Oh, isn't FCP written by the same guy who wrote
    Premiere, and left Adobe after P5, you know, the horrific, crashing
    version. After he left, version 6 came out and was much more stable.
    FCP crashes a lot... hmmm, makes me wonder when I add up 1 + 1 :)
    </conspiracy tone>.

    cheers

    -martin-
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    filmmaker/DP/editor,
    Sydney, Australia

    "Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground."

    SpamPal keeps my mailbox spamfree :) (http://www.spampal.org)
     
    Martin Heffels, Oct 13, 2003
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  15. I only use 3 on a dedicated machine. The only thing ever installed was
    OS-X then the 10.1.5 update, FCP 3.0 then the 3.0.4 update. No messing
    with the machine like installing, uninstalling. However, the machine
    died last week, and there was a problem with the mobo, so maybe that
    problem has been there all the time, dormant, and now finally came
    out, and caused all the crashes I experienced.

    cheers

    -m-
    --
    filmmaker/DP/editor,
    Sydney, Australia

    "Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground."

    SpamPal keeps my mailbox spamfree :) (http://www.spampal.org)
     
    Martin Heffels, Oct 13, 2003
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    yak Guest

    FCP4 is a joke. Another rude Apple joke. As is their OS. Sorry to hear about
    your mobo. Mine had to be replaced after a week.


    EXACTLY!!! I have been pointing this out for a while. And when FCP3 came out
    it had the same poor handling of audio that Premiere had when pre-6.
     
    yak, Oct 13, 2003
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