Hi Everyone Any suggestions on my issue (below) will be truly appreciated. Today I completed an edit and exported to DVD Studio to burn. However, on viewing the DVD disc I noticed the film has entirely speeded up. I returned to FCP to discover that my speed settings are still 100%. However, the film was now speeded up in FCP also! My compressor is DV - PAL (same as my footage). When I tried to click on a clip in my timeline to lessen the speed from 100% I received the error message: "unable to complete command a conflict occurred during a trim operation" I have since properly trashed my FCP preferences but no joy unfortunately. I've tried importing fresh unrelated clips into new projects but am receiving the same 'speeded-up'ness on all of them despite speed only showing as 100%. Here are my specs below. iMac 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 20" Memory 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Western Digital MyBook External Harddrive 750GB Available 423.46 GB Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Capacity 297.77 GB Available 136.32 GB Sequence Preset DV Pal 48 KHz Capture Preset DV PAL 48 KHz Device Control Preset FireWire PAL Panasonic GS230 Quicktime Version 7.5.5 Mac OS X Version 10.5.5 Final Cut Pro 6.0.4 The frame rate of my footage (25FPS seems to match the frame rate of my project - also 25 FPS) I'll be happy to provide any further info if needs be. Thanks for your help. ***** Here is where I currently stand: The playback in FCP is sped up? Fishy. Try playing the exported movie file in QuickTime Player and see if it's sped up. It helps rule out FCP bugaboos. If it's sped up in QuickTime Player as well, then there's something wrong in FCP. * Yep I'm afraid that the exported movie is sped up in Quicktime player also. Are you sure you didn't nest your timeline into a 29.97fps timeline? 25fps media played at 29.97fps would look sped up. Check all your Sequence Settings and list the information here. * All seems to be showing as 25 fps okay: Sequence Presets Editing Timebase: 25 fps field Dominance: Lower (Even) Pixel aspet RationAL - CCIR 601 Video Processing:YUV allowed (8-bit) White Points: White Compressor: DV - PAL Millions of Colours (24 bit) No Data Rate Limit No Keyframes Set Quality: 100 Audio Settings: 16-bit 48.000 fHZ Stereo I find it unlikely that you could have applied the same speed change to every one of your clips in your timeline. And not notice it before the DVD burn, especially. So first thing I'd do is backup your project file and date- and time-stamp it. Then trash preferences and check the project again. * Time stamped, trashed all preferences and checked it again, still fast unfortunately A file or drive corruption can cause speed problems on playback. Are your media files in the Western Digital external? (Spread the word: Don't use MyBooks for editing -- they blow.) Move the full-quality movie file off your external drive and into the system drive, then play it back from there. Still sped up? * Moved it onto my system drive and tried playing from there - still sped up unfortunately the same as before. The next step would be to dump your render files and re-render. Use Tools - Render Manager to do that. * Tried this also, dumped all the render files and re-rendered but no joy Look at the clips in your timeline and see if they really are sped up. It's highly unlikely. But if their speed values are more than 100 per cent, then it'd be a lot easier locating a backup project file before this happened than to try to remove a speed change from hundreds of clips. * All the clips still show as 100% I've shifted some other video clips from my external 'MyBook' to my system drive and imported them into a fresh project. The message displays 'Would you like to change the sequence settings to match the clip settings' to which I always click okay. Shockingly, these clips, once imported into FCP, also now play at the same fast speed as the other project. Any further suggestions would be greatly appreciated.