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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 16:46 #97555

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Wondering if anyone has seen this strange behavior before (I have not). For some reason FCPX has started jumping way past the end of my project when I perform a Q or W edit. The playhead stays where the edit was made but my timeline view goes way off into black space at the end.

Here is a video of the problem. In it I show the full length of the main storyline, zoom in, drag the range into the project (that works). Then I click q to append the same range to the storyline. The timeline view then jumps way into nothingness at the end of the timeline (not even to just the end of the main storyline). Then I move back to where the edit was made and the clip is there.

vimeo.com/297755710/c6529638da

This is super annoying! I deleted my preferences and re-installed FCPX and have made a new project and copied the clips from the current project into it and the problem persists.
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 17:30 #97556

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Your link doesn't seem to work.
Creating history....one edit at a time !
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 17:39 #97559

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Fixed the link
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 17:48 #97560

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I just tried this both in thumbnail and filmstrip view and both Q and W work properly for me. I do see your issue now from the video but cannot duplicate it. Using the latest OS and FCPX versions.
Creating history....one edit at a time !
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 17:59 #97561

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Yes I don't know why it just started happening. It's very strange and frustrating. It happens for me in other projects now, too and I can't figure it out. In the mean time I've stopped using the keyboard for my edits unfortunately so I can keep working.
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 18:03 #97562

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Check your keyboard preset, be sure you're using the factory default for FCPX.
Also, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts, click the "Restore Defaults" button to be sure no OS level shortcuts got messed up.

Then start FCPX with Opt+Cmd to delete pref files.

See if that helps.
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 19:18 #97564

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Ok so I restored defaults on system keyboard and trashed preferences in FCPX again. The problem was gone for a couple edits then came back. Right now I've copied the section of the project that I'm working on into a new project and am seeing if it recurs. Maybe something is corrupt in my timeline. But that's coming from my Avid troubleshooting experience so may not apply here.
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 20:09 #97565

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At least 15% of your drive's capacity is still free space? Especially your system drive?
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 29 Oct 2018 20:22 #97566

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Yes
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 30 Oct 2018 11:57 #97576

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I have not seen this problem, but copying your active section to a new project is a good troubleshooting step.

If it still happens can you try creating a test library and copying a project there. That will automatically also copy all the media for that project. Answer "no" to copying proxy and optimized media. See if the problem happens there or not.

If it still happens, delete the project from the test library, go back to the original library, export a project XML and import that to your test library.

Also could you post what keyboard type, how it's connected, also what versions of macOS and FCPX.

Are you using any "text expander" utilities, or the FCPX CommandPost utilities? commandpost.io
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 30 Oct 2018 15:34 #97579

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Joema, I have Hazel installed and Witch but no keyboard utlities like keyboard maestro or text expander. I have the wired apple keyboard with numeric keypad and am running High Sierra 10.13.6, FCPX 10.4.3.

The new project seems to be working so far. I'll be bringing pieces from the other project over bit by bit so if one section starts the issue again I'll hopefully be able to narrow it down to a single clip, in which case I will report back. This new project that's been working ok is in the same library and event as the old one.
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Making an edit jumps to end of project 07 Nov 2018 16:29 #97625

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I have exactly the same problem! Pulling out what's left on my head.
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