Ok so I cloned my Tiger drive then did a clean install of Leopard and installed studio 2. Ran all the updates. Opened a project and I’m getting a red screen that says “The effect “Color Solid” failed to render. You can sub in “Desaturate” or “SmoothCam”. If I delete the effect and re apply it, everything seems to work fine. Any ideas? Some files also went off line but I just reconnected them. If I can’t figure this out quickly, I’m going to have to go back to Tiger for a bit. Thanks for any help! I highly recommend cloning your tiger disk before doing anything with Leopard.
I’m assuming other effects except the FxPlug effects render correctly. Does it matter that the effect appears to be switched off the Viewer?
Can you run Motion and se if these effects work properly there?
Do you have any third party FxPlug effects like Noise Industries?
All the best,
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Yes I did it in the middle of a project. But its fine I’m back to working off my old system drive. Everything still works fine in Tiger. My screen shot wasn’t very good, in that the same clip the playhead is on in the timeline. I have no third party plugins. It does’t seem to be just FXplugins. Even color Mattes come up as failed to render??? I’ll try motion, but I’m leaving for the weekend soon, so i might not post again till sunday. Thanks
This is a known problem when running FCP 6.0.1 under Leopard. It indeed affects all FxPlug plug-ins, including the built-in ones. The workaround which works for us is to ignore the error. When you see it, simply save your project and restart the app. This saves you the trouble of having to repeat the parameter setup.
In our own testing, what you did (delete the effect and reapply right away) did not always work, so you definitely got lucky if it works all the time 🙂
I get a big kick out of that warning “never upgrade in the middle of a project” In the corporate world, there is no completed project, ever. Always revisions. So we are sometimes/always re-editing a project in a new software environment. There is no good time to make the switch, just a less painful time.