View Full Version : New to Final Cut

Oct 21, 2008, 08:28 PM
As the title says, am new to Final Cut. I have installed the FC studio 2.
After many years using Premiere I have moved on...
I placed a clip on the timeline and on the work monitor I get a warning icon in yellow (an exclamation mark), much like we see on the roads, and when i reduced the monitor size by 25 or 12 %, i get a green tick...Why is that? I can't work with the monitor reduced at this size so whats the remedy?

Also, on the monitor I get a zebra lines(in red & green), like we see on on camera when there is too much light, but theses are around the shapes. Does this mean I have to tone down the light all together?


Oct 21, 2008, 09:00 PM
You've got the Excess Luma setting on and it's telling you that your levels are above broadcast safety levels.

You probably hit Control-Z at some point. Go to View>Range Check>Excess Luma to verify that that's what you did (and do a search of the manual for Broadcast Safe Filter or Broadcast Safe to find out what is wrong and how to fix it)

Oct 21, 2008, 09:31 PM
Great about the luma...will give it a go..thanks