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Margus Voll
Multicores
on Sep 4, 2008 at 11:38:03 am

Hi.

How are your experience utilizing more than 1 core in motion ?

I have mac pro 8 cores but it seems that motion hardly ever uses more than 1 core :(

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Bryan Banks
Re: Multicores
on Sep 6, 2008 at 10:08:25 pm

Motion is not written to utilize more than two cores. Final Cut isn't either. Basically the only thing in FCS that can use all 8 cores is Compressor (once you create a virtual cluster).

-Bryan


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Margus Voll
Re: Multicores
on Sep 7, 2008 at 11:53:07 am

I just wonder if there is eny info if "faster" version of motion is coming out soon like in a year or so.

I guess my 8 core machine will last at least 3 years from now if
apps would support it.

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Michael North
Re: Multicores
on Sep 11, 2008 at 6:39:13 pm

I'm wondering if the amount of RAM is governing factor ...

The Activity Monitor shows FCP is using all eight processors ...
And, it's not using up all my RAM (6gigs)

The same footage (image sequences) in Motion, uses up all the RAM
and is only working two cores at a time.

Also:
The first week I had my Mac Pro, I was running on only 2 gigs of RAM.
And AfterEffects did not use all the cores.
As soon as I got more memory, AfterEffects jumped all over the other cores
and became a multiprocessor monster ...

... so it's got me wondering if Motion needs 10 or more gigs.
Anyone running Motion with a ton of RAM?



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Bryan Banks
Re: Multicores
on Sep 11, 2008 at 7:45:33 pm

Where in activity monitor is it showing you that FCP is using 8 cores... specifically what values are you getting?

I have 16GB of RAM in my Mac Pro. I run Motion all the time. Motion is greatly GPU dependent so that tends to be where the slowdown occurs.

-Bryan


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Michael North
Re: Multicores
on Sep 13, 2008 at 3:20:30 am

I was looking at both sets of eight indicators that Activity Monitor gives you.
And ALL of them were up about a third.
But ... if I remember right, I was looking at them when FCP was exporting via quicktime compression.
So ... Maybe they were reacting to the QT algorithms ...

It seems kinda nuts that a program like Motion is pissing away the opportunity to use those cores :(






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Margus Voll
Re: Multicores
on Sep 15, 2008 at 6:13:13 pm

>It seems kinda nuts that a program like Motion is pissing away the opportunity to use those cores :(

You see my point :)

Mac Pro is like sports car that only goes on 2 cylinders as annother 6 are ideling. Makes you really sad :(

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