I have updated to mavericks and fcpx 10.1 and have noticed a definite slow down in performance when editing - beach ball of death making an appearance, lack of responsiveness when performing basic editing functions. Anyone having a similar experience? All the standard troubleshooting tips make no difference. I suppose it could just be the first iteration and it might improve. However, I cant help wondering whether it is not also the single library structure that is the problem. Before, I could open and close events and projects to control this. Now, it will of course open a single Library and if that library is very large isnt that going to lead to performance issues?
Thanks David. I really appreciate your response. Hope all is well with you and that you are making some great films.
Yes, I should have imported the material into different libraries. Prior to the upgrade I was not having any difficulties at all. I am working on two documentaries and simply created two libraries, one for each production. Each has hundreds of events and many projects. I think that is the core issue particularly as I am using a pretty ancient 8 core mac pro. I am going to split the material into different libraries as you suggest.
However, the pain wont last long - I am waiting for new mac pro to arrive so I can certainly live with a few issues until then.
I'm having major lag problems on 10.1 and Mavericks. Everytime I hit play in the timeline there is a short but noticeable delay. Once playback starts there is again a lag while, it seems, the playhead needle tries to catch up. When I then stop playback the needle also carries on playing for a bit before stopping. This makes "gut feel" editing really difficult.
Have heard that this might be a problem on an install over ML and seems to disappear with clean install but haven't had the chance to try yet.
My system is a Mac Pro 4.1, 16 GB ram, ATI Radeon 5770.
Sorry to hear about your troubles. My problems are now solved. I used Digital Rebellion's preference manager first to clean up my old preferences. Then I installed the latest update of fcp 10.1.1 and that was it! I have my old fcp x back. Even the Libraries with very large numbers of events are responsive again.
Thanks for the tip. Did you do a clean install if Mavericks as I've heard that an install over ML could also cause this issue. I would hate to go down this route as it takes me out if action for a day I installing all my software again but if I have to I will.