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Steve Langmanis
FCP 7 causing my system to stutter..?
on Feb 20, 2010 at 7:19:10 pm

Hi FCP users,

FCP is causing my system to stutter. Meaning if I play a movie or drag open a regular window it stutters. I have trashed the FCP preferences and user data. I've re-installed FCP Studio twice and still it happens.
I know its FCP because I have used the app 'Maintenance' to reset preferences and the system cache and everything works fine. I can play a movie in Quicktime and it plays as it should. Once I boot open FCP and immediately shut it down. Anything I play in QT jumps, ie, stutters.

Any ideas on what i can do to fix this. I've been trying to fix it for over 8 hours but still no result..

Many thanks for any advice!!
Steve




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John Pale
Re: FCP 7 causing my system to stutter..?
on Feb 20, 2010 at 7:53:33 pm

You have not given any info about your system or the codec of the flies you are trying to play


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Steve Langmanis
Re: FCP 7 causing my system to stutter..?
on Feb 20, 2010 at 11:53:01 pm

Hi John,

Sorry your right.

I'm on an Intel 2 x 3 Ghz Duel Core Intel Mac using OS 10.6.2
I've been shooting on Panasonic P2 using the DVCPRO HD codec at 720P 25fps
I've got a RAID system which has been serving me well for over a year, even with 4K files.

The strange thing is that even when I play (mp4) in Quicktime outside of FCP I still get the stuttering.

It seems that just having FCP on my system causes my Mac to be sluggish.
When I run the app 'maintenance' which resets preferences, etc. everything behaves correctly. Once I boot up FCP and quit immediately all the system is again sluggish.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Steve


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Zane Barker
Re: FCP 7 causing my system to stutter..?
on Feb 21, 2010 at 6:41:24 am

[Steve Langmanis] "The strange thing is that even when I play (mp4) in Quicktime outside of FCP I still get the stuttering. "

Sounds like an OS or possibly hard drive issue.

I recommend running disk warrior.



Hindsight is always 1080p



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Dave LaRonde
Re: FCP 7 causing my system to stutter..?
on Feb 22, 2010 at 12:07:03 am

Did you recently upgrade from FCP6 to FCP7? If you did so, do you do a total reinstall of the OS and all software?

Or did you simply do the upgrade,which is not recommended at all?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Steve Langmanis
Re: FCP 7 causing my system to stutter..?
on Mar 17, 2010 at 8:38:24 am

I've had the system running fine for 4 months. Then suddenly its starting to stutter. Strange. I've now installed OSX on a separate hard drive with FCP 7 on there and reboot to edit. It works but what a pain.
thanks for your advice though. Steve


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