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Re: Canvas playback is black!! PLEASE HELP.. 12 years, 3 months ago #5663

  • Duane_Martin
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Okay, wow, how did I forget about this issue. This "black canvas" has been discussed on the forum before. In the Canvas window in the top-centre above the image are three pop-up buttons. Click on the one on the right. About three quarters of the way down the list you will see you a check mark beside Alpha. Change it back to RGB (the default) and you will see your picture again.

I have yet to figure out how people accidentally change this setting. It has been about a year since this last came up, though.
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Re: Canvas playback is black!! PLEASE HELP.. 12 years, 2 months ago #6429

  • Dustin McDonough
Here's another possibility...

Just like in Duane's suggestion in the previous post, find the three pop-up buttons above the image in the Canvas window and click on the one on the right.  Near the top of the list, you may see a check mark by Wireframe.  Change it to Image or Image+Wireframe, whichever is your preference.

I just had this issue myself, and that turned out to be the cause.  The solution was so simple that I felt stupid when I realized what it was, but I thought posting it here might help someone else with the same problem.

Like Duane mentioned in his previous post, I have no idea how that setting got changed in the first place.

Re: Canvas playback is black!! PLEASE HELP.. 12 years, 2 months ago #6431

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Like Duane mentioned in his previous post, I have no idea how that setting got changed in the first place.

Thanks Dustin, good insight, but I would rather hope that the white diagonal lines would make it into someone's "black screen" description. Granted, I am constantly amazed at what information people choose to post, or not post, when asking for help. You may well be onto something.

In this instance I can help you (and others) by letting you know the quick key for cycling through the Image and Wireframe modes is W. It is really easy to hit this one accidentally.
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Re: Canvas playback is black!! PLEASE HELP.. 12 years, 1 month ago #6793

  • FinalCut211
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Even easier... press W. Possibly press it twice.

EDIT: And when external video is on, image still appears in the cavass to allow editing, but only a still frame where the playhead is stopped (the still remains until playback is complete).

Re: Canvas playback is black!! PLEASE HELP.. 2 years, 11 months ago #23365

  • Julia
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Thank You Dustin & Duane! The solution in my case was like Dustin says! It really helps me!
Greetings from POLAND! Bless. !

Dustin McDonough wrote:
Here's another possibility...

Just like in Duane's suggestion in the previous post, find the three pop-up buttons above the image in the Canvas window and click on the one on the right.  Near the top of the list, you may see a check mark by Wireframe.  Change it to Image or Image+Wireframe, whichever is your preference.

I just had this issue myself, and that turned out to be the cause.  The solution was so simple that I felt stupid when I realized what it was, but I thought posting it here might help someone else with the same problem.

Like Duane mentioned in his previous post, I have no idea how that setting got changed in the first place.
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