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Ellis Berman
FCP Viewer Window Lagging
on Mar 9, 2011 at 12:55:27 am

Hello everyone,
I'm running FCP 7.0.3 on Mac OSX 10.5.8, Processor: 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
I'm working with NTSC DV 720x480 footage and I'm having trouble with the viewer.
Whenever I play a clip in the viewer, it starts to lag. When I drag the clip into the timeline, it plays perfectly fine.

What is going on with the viewer?


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: FCP Viewer Window Lagging
on Mar 9, 2011 at 2:28:59 pm

Not sure what's causeing this, but if you'll post more info, I'll bet we can figure it out...

Lagging, I presume, means it's dropping frames?

Post what you're using as a scratch disk for starters. Might just be the problem.


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Ellis Berman
Re: FCP Viewer Window Lagging
on Mar 9, 2011 at 5:56:54 pm

I'm using my iMac's built in hard drive.

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Richard Lord
Re: FCP Viewer Window Lagging
on Jan 14, 2013 at 4:42:22 am

Did you ever find a solution to this? When I place prores422 clips into the viewer window I get playback issues. It's only on the time that I get reasonable playback - but I certainly can't play much back in the viewer.

1080i prores422 format

Machine - 2.8 quad-core intel xeon, 12gb ram.

I've never had this issue before on any other mac pro.


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