I have a Mac Pro and I use Final Cut 7 to edit my videos. All the sudden, my render speed is going really really slow.
These are my system specs:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10
Is there a setting that I might have messed with that I don't relize about?
Please help me if anyone has any idea. Thank You.
I am using some footage that I got from a DVD disc. The way I captured it is, I came out of the DVD player with RC wires to my camcorder then came out of the camcorder to the computer with FireWire. And I used log and capture (uncontrolable device). In my timeline, I also have some HD footage from another source and some jpeg images and aiff sound files. The problem is happening when I'm using filters.
Well you could have two problems there:
1) The jpg you are using is too big for FC. The proper specs are 72dpi and lower than 4000 x 4000. http://www.larryjordan.biz/technique-prepping-still-images-for-video/
2) The HD video you are working with needs render because your timeline setting is SD from the DVD you captured and/or the codec of the video is not editing frendly.
What is the HD codec?
You are right Daniel. The size of the jpeg image was two big for my system to handle. I converted it to a tiff file and my computer was able to handle it. Thank you very much for your help. The HD codec is AVCHD and when I log and transfer, it turns to Pro Res (really big file). Thanks again Daniel.