I'm new to FCPX, a complete Novice, but really enjoying playing about with videos/slideshows of holidays etc.
I'm really struggling however with speed issues, FCPX stutters horribly when I play my projects back and seems to take ages 'rendering' (not that I really know what that means - I am a COMPLETE novice!). I'm using a brand new iMac which I'm led to believe should be up to the task. I'm mainly doing photo slideshows with the odd video thrown in plus titles and the odd effect.
One of the things I've heard is that it might be better to use an external hard drive. I actually need to buy a 2TB external hard drive for backing up my computer anyway, but I'm wondering would I generally be ok using the residual space on this backup drive for video editing or should I get a second external drive? Either way I'd really appreciate some advice on a suggested external hard drive to buy? Don't want anything too expensive, think I need a Firewire 800, but other than that I'm not sure if there's something specific I should be looking for?
Any advice anyone could offer would be really massively appreciated!