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Old September 2nd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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Canvas turns black upon creation of mask (Motion 3.01)

I'm trying to color correct just a roadsign. So I send the clip from FCP to Motion and duplicate the layer. I select the top layer and press Option-R to select the Rectangle Mask Tool. The cursor changes into a cross. Now, when I click and drag to create a mask, upon release of the mouse button, the canvas turns black. I can see the handles of the mask, but that's it, nothing more. When applying a Levels filter the it doesn't have any effect at all.

Where am I going wrong?

I found a tutorial on the net on rippletraining.com ("Cops" revisited), and I do it just like that.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 08:01 AM   #2
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Hmmm. I just tried the same using a still and it worked like I expected it to work. The clip that it doesn't work with is encoded using Apple ProRes422 (original HDV 1080p25). Hints?
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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Just came off the phone with Apple support, and it might be a bug. This particular clip, when sent to Motion from the FCP timeline creates a project with this particular problem. Creating a new project in Motion and then importing the clip works fine.

I have to go through the whole she-bang with Apple now, to see if we can pin down the exact problem. Might be a couple of days but I'll post the results.
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