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hmm…that’s weird. I’ve never heard this issue before. So i guess we’ve gotta do some good trouble shooting.
First see if you have this problem if you are viewing the tape normally in the camera…not connected to FCP. It may be the tape and not FCP. And try both cameras. I know you don’t want to wear out the heads of your VX, but once in a while wont hurt. I think this situation calls for it.
If the tape is playing fine in the cameras, then it may be FCP. What I do when I can’t figure out the problem is I trash the preferences. It resets FCP, and the next time you open it, it will be like you’re using it for the first time.
Trash the preferences do this:
1. First quit FCP. Double Click the hard drive that has FCP loaded onto it, most likely your main hard drive.
2. on the left of the Finder window, go to your user name. It’s probably just your name or email address if you ordered from Apple. Mine is my email address for some reason, doesnt really matter though…
3. From there go to Library>Preferences>Final Cut Pro User Data
4. Trash the preferences file. My file is labled “Final Cut pro 6.0 Prefs” because I’m using FCP 6.
*ONLY TRASH THIS FILE. IF YOU TRASH ANY OTHER FILE YOU’LL HAVE TO REINSTALL FCP
5. Launch FCP. You’ll have to set up the program to your liking again.
Let me know how it goes.