Red Screen in FCPX

If you are experiencing a red screen with any plugin in Final Cut Pro please try the following solutions.

 When we create our plugins, they are generally made in the latest version for Final Cut Pro. And if are  hesitant to upgrade final cut pro, as soon as a new version comes out because of potential bugs, then these plugins and transitions created in the latest version might not be compatible with your slightly older version of Final cut pro Final cut pro recognises what version of motion was used to create the effect.

Now let's talk about how to actually fix that error message and to get your plugins to work. These different options will work with final cut pro templates for plugins titles, generators, or transitions.

1The easiest and most common issue to solve Red Screens is by making sure that the Final Cut Pro and Mac OS versions are up to date to meet the minimum system requirements as stated on each product page. Final Cut Pro updates are free in the Apple App Store. Mac OS updates are free in the System Preferences under the Software Update tab.

If you're not sure which version of final cut pro you have click on final cut pro about final cut pro and you'll see your version over.

Final Cut Pro & Mac OS Out of Date

Note. Projects built on a Mac with an Intel Processor are not compatible on Macs with Apple Silicon processors. Presets in your project timeline will have to be rebuilt using the M1 version of a plugin if you upgrade from a Mac with an Intel Processor to a Mac with an Apple Silicon processor.

2Make sure that no external drives are connected during the installation and that you are running the installer from the desktop or downloads folder.

Disconnect External Hard Drives

Note. Projects built on a Mac with an Intel Processor are not compatible on Macs with Apple Silicon processors. Presets in your project timeline will have to be rebuilt using the M1 version of a plugin if you upgrade from a Mac with an Intel Processor to a Mac with an Apple Silicon processor.

3Red Screens can occur if the motion template folder and enclosed folders are not properly named. In this video, we will walk you through how to rename these folders. Each of the of the following folders must be named with a .localized after the folder name.

Renaming Motion Templates

Note.
Motion Templates:
Effects
Generators
Titles
Transitions


If done correctly, the .localized will be invisible. You can first check if the folders are already localized by right clicking on each folder and pressing the Get Info option. Expand the Name & Extension and check to see if the folder has .localized written after the folder name.If they are not, it is as simple as renaming the folder with the .localized after the folder name.

Motion Templates.localized - Effects.localized - Generators.localized - Titles.localized - Transitions.localized

4The Motion Templates folder and all folders included will need to have your Administrator’s read and write permissions on each of the following folders:

Motion Templates, Effects, Generators, Titles & Transitions

These folders are located under this directory:

Macintosh HD > Users > Your User > Movies > Motion Templates

Verify the permissions by right clicking on each folder and selecting Get Info. In the following window that opens up, scroll to the bottom and expand the Sharing & Permissions tab.If your Administrator account is not added with Read & Write privileges, you can add this manually. Simply click the lock on the lower right side of the Get Info window and enter your administrator password to make changes. Then, press the plus icon to add your administrator and change the privileges to read and write. You will not have to alter any other permissions in this file path.

Verify Permissions

Note. If you are still seeing the Red Screen after attempting each solution please submit a ticket or join our customer service live chat during business hours by clicking on the chat icon in the lower right corner of the site. Let us know what plugin you are installing so we can solve the issue as quickly as possible.

Article credit : CCreation Team

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