HI: For this project I've uploaded fifty minutes of continuos video (mov.) taken on a canon mincam. 6gb I know it is a big file. All I need to do with this at this point is trim the ends. I trimmed 19 seconds off the front end and 55 minutes later the program/machine are still grinding away to make this single edit. I
I used standard formats setting when importing.
My machine is OSX 10.75 4GB Memory.
I've actually run into this problem before and then I finally had to abandon the effort.
Can anyone tell me in what I steps I would take to get through this task as I don't even think I am going to be able to get these two done before a looming deadline. Thanks in advance
[kurt johnson]"For this project I've uploaded fifty minutes of continuos video (mov.) taken on a canon mincam. 6gb I know it is a big file. "
50 minutes = 6 GB... that's not a big file at all if it's ProRes (or other edit-friendly codec), which it should be if you want to use FCP. As Shane said, "Unless it is an editing codec FCP deals with, FCP will want to render."