I'm editing a project in FCP 7 and I dragged a clip into a new sequence, which then changed to conform to the clips settings (all video clips are the same setting as this clip, 1080p, 30fps etc). But when I playback I get the dropped frames warning on almost every cut. I have cleared more disk space, shut down windows parallel, verified disk, rebooted, lowered compression and render quality, encoded my .m4a file to the more palatable .aiff file but I still get the same issue. I've never had the problem this bad before, and I'm looking for some more tips on what to do, or what I'm doing wrong.
I am using some stills, with motion and effects but nothing major - just gaussian blurs, dissolves and basic motion. The stills have an apparent frame-rate of 29.97 in the browser window but I would have thought they would just conform to the current sequences frame-rate settings?
[edit: The renders are coming up strange too, almost every second clip renders twice the speed, leaving the remainder of the clip black. the compression is H.264]
[edit 2: screw H.264, I've reencoded every clip to Pro Res 422 HQ and so far it's working fine. so far.... (wish I tried that before deleting 100GB of tv/films) now to repeat the renaming and reordering process to all the Pro Res versions... joy]