Ok guys, I'm going insane with this problem. I have final cut pro 7 and I use the Flip video camera for shooting my own videos. This is the second time I run into this problem and I have no idea what is causing it... Drop frames? I don't know. Hopefully someone here can help me.
When I shoot a video, I can import it to FCP without a problem, it plays great in the timeline, but when I put a video on a second video track on top of another video, that's when the blinking starts.
Let's use this video sample I took as an example. I took a video of the empty road and then me walking across. I put each clip on video track 1 and 2. both with the same duration, with the purpose of lowering the opacity of the top track which is me walking so it looks like I fade away. the problem is that the top track keeps doing this blinking. I slowed down the video so you can see what I'm talking about.
Again, this always happens only when I put two or more tracks of videos taken with the flip camera.