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Chris Newberry
Really slow exporting and FCP useage
on Jul 7, 2011 at 9:22:18 am

Hi

When I play my timeline it really isn't very smooth. HOWEVER the main problem, and what prompted me to ask for help is the time it takes to export.

I just exported a 16 SECOND clip through Quicktime Covnersion (H264, high quality, 2pass) and it took 6 minutes.

I did a 7 minute film the other day, through Compressor into m2v and ac3 and it took almost two hours. Thats at a standard Def HQ.

Why is this? This problem only started to get this bad recently.

This is my Mac details:

Mac Pro Tower running OSX 10.5.8 - 2x3 ghz Quad Core Intel Xeons. 12 Gb 667 Mhz DDR2 FB-DIMM ram.

Running a 720gb Main drive, 2tb scratch and a 500 gb application drive.

Using Final Cut Pro 7 - all updated.

This seems a pretty good set up to me - it cost a lot (all from new) - and I'm not sure why it's doing it.

Footage varies between Pro-Res HQ (Alexa), DVcam and HDV. Thats not the same project, different projects different tape stocks. I'm not trying to mix footage in projects.


Any and all help much appreciated. Thanks


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walter biscardi
Re: Really slow exporting and FCP useage
on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:49:12 am

You're still running leopard or is that a typo and should be 10.6.8?

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Chris Newberry
Re: Really slow exporting and FCP useage
on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:27:01 am

Thanks for speedy reply

Still running leopard (company reasons as oppose to anything else).

Do you feel this could be the reason?

Thanks for speedy reply


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walter biscardi
Re: Really slow exporting and FCP useage
on Jul 8, 2011 at 1:26:57 pm

Running Leopard with FCP 7 in itself slows the entire operation down.

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Chris Newberry
Re: Really slow exporting and FCP useage
on Jul 8, 2011 at 2:06:01 pm

That is interesting - and new to me! Thank you very much! Will look into it.

Thanks again.


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