Safe Title Color

Posted by Kozikowski 
Safe Title Color
May 17, 2007 05:06PM
Is there a way to change the bright turquoise color of the Title Safe overlay?

Does the overlay pattern itself come from a graphic file?

Koz
Re: Safe Title Color
May 17, 2007 09:06PM
Yes. Just wear red glasses. Easy smiling smiley

Re: Safe Title Color
May 17, 2007 10:36PM
<<<Yes. Just wear red glasses. Easy>>>

That will make it turn black....

This isn't academic. I'm tracking down how the Safe Titled works because one poster a while down doesn't have his. Nothing appears to be wrong in spite of extensive testing. It's just when he presses Title Safe, nothing happens. Yes, he has overlays on--and it Used To Work.

Koz
Re: Safe Title Color
May 18, 2007 04:42AM
Yes, isn't black a different colour to turqiose? tongue sticking out smiley

Actually, the real place to find it is probably inside the FCP package. There is a way to access this stuff, but if you do, be careful what, if anything, you change. You can completely mess up FCP mucking about in here.

Kiddies - don't try this at home, unless like me you enjoy spending hours messing about with things you shouldn't.

So - go to 'Applications' and find the 'Final Cut Pro' application icon. Right click on this and choose 'Show package contents.' Open the contents folder and start digging. Most stuff can be modified. It's probable that this is where you will find the colour setting for the overlay. I've not actually found it myself, or looked for it.

Re: Safe Title Color
May 18, 2007 09:37AM
<<<isn't black >>>

A philosophical distinction advancing a subset of the arguement. Had I requested a specific color, the solution would have fallen to pieces.

Assuming I didn't request black.


Would not a complete reinstallation of Final Cut solved this problem? There doesn't seem to be a software solution which led me directly to the "overlay" services inside the video card. The machine seems to pass the Apple Hardware Test easily and we're mucking about in a very painful video card torture package.

No luck so far.

My favorite problem. There's nothing wrong, bu it doesn't work.

Is Mercury in retrograde?

Koz
Re: Safe Title Color
May 18, 2007 09:33PM
Sooooo... well it can't really be a comma missing in the code, because then it would happen in every copy. Is it possible that when a copy of the program is made on DVD there is a tiny glitch which causes one or two commas to go missing? Like - mini corruption during duplication? You could test this by installing another copy of the program from someone else's discs, for comparison.

Re: Safe Title Color
May 19, 2007 08:00PM
<<<copy of the program is made on DVD>>>

That's possible, but you would need two or more errors to get around the error correction. Plus, the license disk seems to work just fine on another computer (desperation method install).


This whole thing is a sneaky way for me to link to a much earlier thread:

[www.lafcpug.org]

Which is itself a reference to a still earlier thread.

What fascinates me about this problem is it appears to be a totally plain vanilla installation that completely out of left field (to mix metaphors) is missing an unexciting tool. If it was missing one of the oddball export codecs, I would put that down to a QuickTime problem. But no.

The system passes every single test, but Title and Action Safe will not appear. Worse yet, it used to, and on this machine.

I'm this close to being frustrated that I can't beat up the machine myself. But I'll have some tea and calm down.

Koz
Re: Safe Title Color
May 19, 2007 09:16PM
>>What fascinates me about this problem is<<

Hmm. I dunno, House. Could it be Epstein Barr syndrome? That would explain the intermittent blindness, ohh, but not the completely rational descriptions of the conditions... what about Cushings? Dwarfism? Alzhiemers?

Tea? Coffee? Vicadon? smiling smiley

Re: Safe Title Color
May 19, 2007 09:47PM
You've been reading one of those negotiating books, haven't you?

"Less books, more TV."

With regards to the DDX on the previous "No Title Safe" problem, did we rule out that the user might have zoomed into the Canvas and/or Viewer?


www.derekmok.com
Re: Safe Title Color
May 19, 2007 11:06PM
<<<zoomed into the Canvas and/or Viewer?>>>

You can zoom into the Canvas and Viewer (said the non-editor)?

<<<Could it be Epstein Barr syndrome?>>>

Cuddy, don't you think four physicians at the top of their game thought of that? None of those pathologies explain the corporal levitation, stunningly accurate prognostications, and seventeenth century handwriting.

Got any pain meds?

Koz
Re: Safe Title Color
May 19, 2007 11:22PM
Woo zoomed in - nice one. I'd run that up the flagpole and see if it sinks. Also, since we've played 'what's missing?' and come up empty, what about 'what's added?'. Any frufru menu adjustment programs? Weird Mods of any kind?

Dr. Eric Foreman: I think your argument is specious.
Dr. Gregory House: I think your tie is ugly.

Re: Safe Title Color
May 19, 2007 11:31PM
Safe to say that users who would add frufru adjustments wouldn't know Overlays if one stepped on their scrotum.

> None of those pathologies explain the corporal levitation, stunningly accurate
> prognostications, and seventeenth century handwriting.

Could always try fumigation of the...****** (censored). Worked for schizophrenia.

I smell another Buffy-style thread on the horizon...

But yes, if the Canvas and Viewer display sizes got zoomed, the Title/Action Safe Overlays would move offscreen. I checked just to make sure I remembered correctly.


www.derekmok.com
Re: Safe Title Color
May 20, 2007 01:22AM
<<<since we've played 'what's missing?' and come up empty, what about 'what's added?>>>

I'm covering that. I asked about any other overlay-ish tools that may be damaged, missing, or changed.

Also, far in the back of my mind is the possibility we're being scammed.

"Boy, I sure pushed you guys down the goose's garden path."

So to speak.

Koz
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