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Fabrizio Ulisse
FCP X and MacBook Pro
on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:59:24 am

Hi
I own an early 2011 MacBook pro (2.3 I5 with 8gb RAM). With FCP X it performs very well in acquisition and editing (from a miniDV Canon HV30 with firewire) but when it comes to rendering, especially if I apply some grading, the system stucks even on 20" timelines. Until now I tested it only on internal 320gb 5400 rpm drive with only 100gb free space left, and obviously this is the first, and I hope the only, reason. That's why I'm going to buy a second disk. My problem is that thunderbolt disks are still too expensive, usb 2.0 is not an option, firewire is busy with my camera and I would avoid to cascade camera on firewire disk. That's why I'm going to remove superdrive to put an additional 750gb 7200rpm sata disk using a caddy adapter, and use it only for fcp projects. Is it a good solution?

Thank you and happy new year to all of you.

Fabrizio


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larry tempesta
Re: FCP X and MacBook Pro
on Dec 31, 2011 at 5:24:07 pm

render issue might be from working off the internal HD, always edit off of a external HD (raid preferably). I usually open my project off my desktop and keep all my media on an external HD and work off of that.


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Jason Jenkins
Re: FCP X and MacBook Pro
on Jan 1, 2012 at 6:08:33 am

[Fabrizio Ulisse] "That's why I'm going to remove superdrive to put an additional 750gb 7200rpm sata disk using a caddy adapter, and use it only for fcp projects. Is it a good solution?"

That should be a big improvement over the 5400rpm system drive. You can also go Esata with an expresscard adapter.

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