I have an 8-core Intel Xenon machine and found a tutorial for increasing Compressors speed by taking advantage of more, if not all 8 cores for processing. Anywho, I've noticed when I import and clip from my drive and use the Cluster setting, no problem. But when I export from FCP using Compressor and select the cluster, my exports always freeze about half way through. Does anyone know why?
Once the export has frozen, I can't stop or cancel. Even force quiting doesn't help. Once Compressor relaunches and in the Batch Export window, the job continues. Only a hard shut down and reboot fixes this. So I lowered my core cluster instances from 8-4 and it still does this. I'm not using my machine while encoding either, so RAM isn't the issue. Any thoughts as to why this work when importing a clip and not exporting from FCP?
OS 10.5.5, Mac Pro 2 x 3 ghz quad-core intel xenon, 9 gb ram, with BM Intensity Pro card