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Atonus Perry
Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 27, 2012 at 6:00:09 pm

My fcpx starts out fine and within minutes it has major slow down. I have to close the program and reopen just to use it. it gets annoying! Im only working with a three minute clip and a few pictures.


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Paul Jay
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 27, 2012 at 8:01:57 pm

Graphics card?
Memory?
Type of media?
Type of storage?
System specs?
More info?


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Atonus Perry
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 27, 2012 at 8:17:41 pm

Mac OS X
version 10.7.3 (Lion)

Processor 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 2 GB MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB

I've got over 150 gb on the hard drive


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Frank Gothmann
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 27, 2012 at 8:44:18 pm

My reply isn't specific to X (I am not using it) but any modern NLE would be unhappy with those specs. 2GB memory is way, way to little; it's the bare minimum to even run your OS (and even that not properly, let alone a demanding application. The rest of your machine is also not really the beefiest to say the least.
Sorry, mate, my recommendation would be to get a new machine.


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Steve Connor
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 27, 2012 at 8:56:33 pm

Frank is right 2GB memory is your problem

Steve Connor
"FCPX Professional"
Adrenalin Television


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Helmut Kobler
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:29:00 pm

I have 32gb in a 2.93ghz 8 core Ma Pro and 2tb of free space on an 8 drive 12tb raid and I still find that X slows down. It sucks especially with still pics on the timeline.

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Jim Giberti
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:44:25 pm

Helmut, you probably already are but just in case- regularly delete your unused render files and keep your Project and Event folder empty of anything but your current work.

Even then you'll want to quit X regularly as the RAM issue is a big problem with performance too.


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Atonus Perry
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:58:45 am

Thank you all! yOu have shed light in the darkness!


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Craig Seeman
Re: Super Slow FCPX
on Mar 28, 2012 at 3:55:21 pm

Comparing FCPX on my 2008 MacPro 8 Core (ATI/AMD I5770) 8GB RAM to my Late 2011 15" MBP (ATI/AMD 6750M) 4GB RAM and the latter is more responsive with some caveats. Core2Duo with GeForce 7600 2GB RAM is going to be tediously slow. Updating the RAM IMHO won't be worth it. Look at getting a i7 Quad Core.



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