Asked • 07/23/19

The color in my Final Cut PX Viewer is way off?

So I have a bunch of clips that I shot at 1080/24p/neutral with my T2i that all look pretty good which I'm trying to import into FCPx to assemble into a short film. When I first got FCPx last week, I was playing around with the color correction on a dummy video clip. Now, for whatever reason, it seems that every clip I import has the same settings applied to it. (I'm pretty sure clips looked normal before doing this, but I'm not 100% sure). I have tried un-/re-installing FCPx, creating a new project, checking the effects applied, etc. but nothing seems to work. I have checked the original media in the Finder and the color looks perfectly fine, as well as in Quicktime, and on my camera. What am I doing wrong here? The thumbnails in the Events tab look correct, but when I preview them in the viewer or add them to the timeline, then the color of the clip changes. It's almost as if the viewer is just showing the video incorrectly. I don't quite understand what's going on here. I did a Google search and it sounds like it might have something to do with the Quicktime Player gamma, or the color profiles in Apple Snow Leopard. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks for the help!

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