Category - Gotcha

Theme Update and Site Fixes

Hold on! Theme Update and Site Fixes… Over the next few days I’ll be updating the site with a new look (finally!) and some better functionality to make it easier to find your way through...

How To Fix FCP7 Out of Memory Error

Solving Out of Memory Error in FCP7 The out of memory error in final cut pro 7 certainly is mysterious and very frustrating. I had this error today while working on a project with a lot of large jpg...

How to make all fonts available in FCP7

How to access a full font family in FCP7 There is a bug in FCP7 which means that when you install a font family all of the weights and variances don’t appear in the Final Cut Pro text editor...

Compressor 3x Crash Service Down Error

Fixing Compressor 3x Crash Service Down Error Every now and then a mysterious error will appear whilst trying to compress a file with Apple’s Compressor 3.5. The mysterious error message just...

Working with Arri Alexa footage in post

Understanding Arri Alexa frame rates I was working on a project recently that was shooting on the Arri Alexa at multiple frame rates – 30fps and 60fps. As I was on set doing the card copying...

Audio sync slips over time?

When you run into the problem of two tracks of audio sliding out of sync over time – for example using a DSLR for your picture and Zoom H4N for your audio, it could be down to this little Final...

Layer disappears when rendered or exported?

Just encountered this little bug in FCP7 where I was creating a 4 way split screen and added some black bars to the horizontal and vertical crossing points to neaten up the edges. When un-rendered...