FCP 7.0.2 hanging when DV device switched on

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by AVR2, May 12, 2010.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard by doing a clean install, and I upgraded to FCS 3 at the same time. Everything is updated to the latest version. I've now got an issue whereby 7 or 8 times out of 10, FCP will hang indefinitely partway through loading (generally after it's finished loading the video effects) if you try and start it while a DV device is connected and switched on. As soon as you turn the device off, it carries on loading as normal.

    The same thing happens more often than not if you try and switch the DV device on *after* you've got FCP up and running. Sometimes restarting the Mac fixes it, sometimes it doesn't. Trashing the prefs seems to make no difference at all. It's incredibly frustrating, as you can imagine.

    I never had this problem using FCP 5.x or 6.x under Leopard, and I'm still using the same DV cam I did back then. Any suggestions?
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    It would be nice if you'd told us what the DV device actually is (make and model). Remember, we're not mind readers.


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