So I'm editing FCP 7 on a new imac with these specs:
Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53)
I'm currently editing some canon footage which I've transcoded to Prores 422 HQ
I've been editing this kind of footage for a about 2 months now without issue, until now.
My render times have gone through the roof even when I set my render settings lower. I basically can't play any footage labeled green on my timeline without it becoming choppy and eventually stopping. Multicam editing has ceased to play longer than a couple seconds even when i set my plaback to a quarter and reduce the quality.
All my editing has been coming from a WD external with a firewire 800 and I haven't had issues until the last week or so. I have no idea what's changed or how to get things running smoothly again.
Help me Creative Cow Forum, you're my only hope :(