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Alex Minas
Allocating RAM for FCP X
on Mar 14, 2013 at 7:20:57 pm

Does anyone know if there is a way to get FCP X to use more RAM for rendering/transcoding/compressing?
Every time I am doing so, I check my activity monitor and it says maximum it is using 2GB of memory and there is about 8 gigs of RAM labeled as Inactive. Anything would help!

System:
OS X 10.6.8
Mac Pro 1,1
2 X 2.66 Dual-Core Intel Xeon
16 GB 667 MHz DDR FB-DIMM


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Rafael Amador
Re: Allocating RAM for FCP X
on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:21:24 am

Since long time RAM allocation is automatic in Mac OS.
Anyway, more RAM would help for RT performance, but not for rendering/transcoding/compressing.
For those taskst you need CPU/GPU.
rafael


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Alex Minas
Re: Allocating RAM for FCP X
on Mar 21, 2013 at 8:10:35 pm

Thanks for responding!

After extensive research, I found that getting a solid state drive would actually help out with that (though this is merely a theory until I actually try it).

I know it's a hassle to upgrade the CPU, so that will be my last resort.

Thanks again.


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