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fce video

May 15, 2007
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I hadn't used my fce for several months (i don't think this had anything to do with my problem, but thought i would mention it just incase) started to make a video. Captured some from my camera that i usually use, dragged it to the timeline, started to edit,,,, NO video shows up in the canvas screen. When i scrub in the timeline,, i hear the audio,, but NO video!
Any suggestions?
Jun 25, 2005
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On the road
Your Mac's Specs
2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
I use FCP not FCE, so the instructions may be slightly different, but I'd expect the options mentioned to be there.

Right click on the master clip in the FCE browser window, select 'Item Properties' and 'Format...' to see if FCE thinks you have a video track. If not then possibly you imported only the audio, so then figure out your setup and try again.

Perhaps you deselected the display of the video. Green round tab to left of video track.

I'd also comfirm the video on the camera looks correct by playing it back.

P.S. I almost didn't answer you because you didn't say if you did any debugging of your own. That kind of information can help people help you.

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