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David Noel
Canvas lag between cuts
on Jul 4, 2011 at 10:41:06 pm

I'm not entirely green with FCP, but it's been awhile.

FCP 7.0.3

iMac 27"
Mac OS X Version 10.6.7
Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

Camera Kodak Playsport

I'm having trouble with playback from the timeline into the canvas. When the playback moves through a cut there is lag, and it makes it impossible to get a feel for where the cut actually is.

I'm running the video from the system HD, and I'm fully aware that could be the source of the problem. But I'm wondering if there are other settings that could be affecting performance. I would really love not to have to get a firewire external if possible.

Thank you in advance.

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Michael Gissing
Re: Canvas lag between cuts
on Jul 5, 2011 at 4:29:10 am

What codec is the footage and what are your sequence settings. My guess is that you are using H264 or similar from a file based camera which FCP doesn't support as an editing codec.

If that is the case, then search this forum for H264 you will see that there has been years of sage advice on how to handle H264 in FCP.

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