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James Bayliss-Smith
Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:15:24 am

Will FCPX run better with 1 mega event or 50 smaller events. I'm on a MacBook Pro with 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 8GB Ram. I'm struggling at the moment a little under the strain of my news archive.

Is the next version likely to run better on my setup or am I fighting a losing battle here.

Cheers


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Bret Williams
Re: Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:07:10 am

I think the problem here is RAM. 8 isnt that much. Core2Duo probably isn't helping.


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Steve Connor
Re: Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 9:01:02 am

What drives are you using?

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 12:40:14 pm

It sounds to me like you might need a media asset manager.

50 Events is the equivalent of 50 projects in fcp7, which is a lot, especially for the older hardware you're running it on.

Do you need access to all 50 at once or could you use event manager x to load only what you need at the time?


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James Bayliss-Smith
Re: Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 12:46:25 pm

Thanks Everyone. I am running these events off a firewire 800 external. I do use event manager x, at the moment I have all the events open as I am sorting through a load of stuff. FCPX takes an age to load everything up but the real problem comes when I want to move a clip from one event to another. When I do that it has to load every single event before it copies. Once I haver loaded up all the events I can copy no problem but initially I have to wait around 10 minutes before I can move a clip successfully from one event to another. Once the initial load is done I can move clips around no worries. It's almost as if FCPX doesn't load everything up until it needs to. Can anyone explain this behaviour?

James


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David Battistella
Re: Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 1:52:56 pm

I think it is a RAM issue. * is the bare, bare bare minimum to make the program run, and so you need more to do the real heavy lifting.

I bought extra RAM from OWC and it makes a world of difference in large projects.

It scares me to think you have all that media on a FW 800 drive. Is it backed up?

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T. Payton
Re: Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:28:16 pm

I think the Firewire 800 drive is probably adding to the issue too. When working with FW I keep my loaded events to a minimum.

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Loren Risker
Re: Performance issues with 50+ events
on Mar 22, 2013 at 9:30:44 pm

I edit on a macbook pro 13" so always struggling with performance. 1 mega event is way better than lots of small events.

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