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in final cut pro I accidentally typed a keyboard command that

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in final cut pro I accidentally typed a keyboard command that blacked out the viewer.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.
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Steve :

Hi, I'm not a Final Cut guru but I believe the keyboard shortcut you used is CMD 1
I found this page very helpful:

Let me know if that clears it up or if we need to dig deeper. Thanks.


Hi Steve, That command just seems to turn the viewer on & off

Steve :

Sorry, I misunderstood the question. I found this discussion. It seems to point to codecs or frame-rates being the culprit:

If that doesn't help, I'll opt out and hopefully someone more conversant with Final Cut is up early and will weigh in.


I checked that out but I don't think it can be that complicated it was working fine until I typed in some command.

Steve :

Check that shortcuts list I posted at the top.

Steve :

Also, save the project, quit the program, and re-open it and check if you haven't done so already.