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Old July 20th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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Mouse problem with FCP: drops clips or do not respond to clicks.

hi to all.

since i bought my macpro i've been noticing a very annoying problem when using FCP. there's a moment when the mouse stops to work properly and begins to drop clips when i try to move it or do not respond to clicks. two examples: 1- i want to move a clip from the end of the timeline to its beggining. in the middle of the way, it just drops the clip, as if i stoped pressing the mouse button. 2- i choose the pen tool so i can play with opacity and create fades. in the middle of the process of adjusting, it stops to work. i have to keep pressing several times to complete the action.

the problem is basically with the CLICK function. the cursor responds to the mouse properly, but when you click something to move it, it doesn't recognizes when you stop it and drops things. it happens only with fcp.

i'm using mac os x 10.4.10, fcp 6.0.1, though the problem happened when i was using fcp 5 too.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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Gustavo, I would recommend getting a usb mouse and plugging it in just as a process of elimination. I know you stated you're only having problems in FCP, but a second mouse plugged in would definitely point to the software if it continues to have a problem.

You might also swing by the Apple support forums and see if anyone else has been experiencing the same problem.

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Old July 20th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #3
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thanks, greg. i was making this test yesterday, with other mouse, and the problem continued.
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thanks, greg. i was making this test yesterday, with other mouse, and the problem continued.
Hmmm, that's odd then. BTW, I've had a similar problem, but it's when the batteries in my bluetooth mouse get low. I thought I had a bona fide software problem the first time it happened. (grin)

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Old July 21st, 2007, 04:08 PM   #5
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yeah, but it's wired and it was never solved. anyone else?
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Old July 21st, 2007, 08:29 PM   #6
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You're not alone, I remember having a similar problem a while back... I'm not sure what it was, but it seemed to have fixed itself after a while.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 08:19 AM   #7
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OMG, it's scary! 4 months with this problem and it didn't fix itself yet. what is it?
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