FORUMS: list search recent posts

Jumpy Timeline

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Jared Smith
Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 11, 2010 at 6:08:54 am

Okay guys,
I am using a MBP w/ 2GB of RAM with FCP 6.0 and am having major timeline issues. It won't playback at all. I even moved the RT down to Low and still it won't playback without crashing. Its my own fault I assume for peaking out my external hard drive. Everything is on a 1.5TB External that is only USB (not firewire of any sorts). The problem was, I did not realize I needed to be keeping the pro res conversion to the clips I was using so everything that I have shot for this project is in a folder titled "Shot Footage" and this includes both the original footage files and the ProRes conversion files. This folder is taking up 1.02 TB of my 1.5TB drive... I know I know... insanity... but how do I fix this now? I am way way way too scared to go through and delete only the ProRes files I am using because editing is not done. I have dumped my Render Files folder which was at 49GB, but still no help... So, please let me know what I need to do, or am I going to have to get firewire?
thanks
jared
Everything was shot w/ 7d and converted to prores


Return to posts index

Jerry Hofmann
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 11, 2010 at 6:20:11 am

USB is your problem. If your MBP has an expess card slot post back as there are faster solutions than FireWire. a lot faster...

Otherwise a dual FW 800 array is your fix. CalDigit, iStorage Pro is where I'd start looking. But you need at least a FW drive setup. The removable drive enclosures make sense to many.

Use the media manager to copy the ProRes files to the new setup you buy.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

DVD:http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX Cinema Displays


Return to posts index

Jared Smith
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 11, 2010 at 6:23:00 am

i do apologize bu i am not 100% sure on the express card slot but i am almost positive it does have one... there is a flap on the side of the laptop and i am pretty sure that is what its for.
its the 2.2 mbp core 2 duo 15inch (not the new unibody but the generation before that)


Return to posts index


Jerry Hofmann
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 11, 2010 at 6:29:40 am

eSata is faster, and the latest connection is USB 3. CalDigit is shipping a USB 3 setup:http://www.caldigit.com/AVDrive/ But it's only a single drive... 2TB total capacity. a Dual can be 4.

You use an express card to attach eSATA drives which are considerably faster than FireWire setups.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

DVD:http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX Cinema Displays


Return to posts index

Jared Smith
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 11, 2010 at 6:35:01 am

that looks very exciting and honestly $300 doesn't seem bad for the 2TB set up... i need to do a bit more research... this is the first i have heard of these... i have been using WD passports for so long knowing that the day of reckoning was awaiting me...
i could probably sell off most of these WD and get the CalDigit AV Drive...
one last question...
to move this current project onto the CalDigit AV Drive would i just simply drag and drop??? is there any danger of losing content or danger of the media not connecting properly once i do that and open the project in FCP from the new CalDigit AV Drive???
again, thanks so much!!!


Return to posts index

Jared Smith
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 11, 2010 at 6:42:47 am

and i guess just to be clear here... i could go with the WD My Studio or something like that w/ a Firewire 800 option and still be okay for this project right? I mean it saves money so thats why i ask.


Return to posts index


Jerry Hofmann
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 11, 2010 at 12:31:05 pm

Yes, most any FW 800 drive would be OK, however for a bit more you get a lot more. You should use the Media Manager in FCP to copy the source files from your current project, then it will not only make a solid copy, but the Media Manager will create a new project file all connected to the copies.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

DVD:http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX Cinema Displays


Return to posts index

Jared Smith
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 12, 2010 at 4:25:06 am

so i found out tonight that i do not have esata on my MBP as i had thought so i guess FW 800 will be the way to go


Return to posts index

Jerry Hofmann
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 12, 2010 at 12:03:21 pm

The eSata Connection would be supplied by a card that goes into the express card slot... it's not standard on any machine... you don't have this slot? It's not quite 2 inches wide and on the side of the machine has a door that you can push open with a finger.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

DVD:http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX Cinema Displays


Return to posts index


Jared Smith
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 12, 2010 at 3:27:19 pm

lol, well then yes i do have that slot... i thought that was esata and someone told me esata was more like a bloated phone jack so i thought maybe ethernet and esata were the same and then found out that was wrong... but yeah, i do have that slot


Return to posts index

Jerry Hofmann
Re: Jumpy Timeline
on Oct 12, 2010 at 3:55:56 pm

You then can add an express card like this one: http://www.siig.com/ViewProduct.aspx?pn=SC-SAEE12-S1

It adds that eSata port...


Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

DVD:http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX Cinema Displays


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]