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Adam Stone
Dropped frames a result of scratch disk to internal harddrive?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 6:08:49 pm

Hi all,

Using FCP7 and editing h.264 (i know I know).
Yesterday, fcp started dropping frames heavily in playback randomly.
I've been reading other threads on this and it looks like most people use a separate harddrive to form their scratch disks and caches.
My question is, is it that detrimental to just use my internal harddrive? Could it be the cause of this?
The thing is, it was working smoothly before.
I'm baffled....help!

Thanks!


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Shane Ross
Re: Dropped frames a result of scratch disk to internal harddrive?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 6:31:19 pm

[Adam Stone] "
Using FCP7 and editing h.264 (i know I know)."


Then don't. You are having issues and are trying to lay blame somewhere else, when H.264 native in FCP IS the issue.

Convert it to ProRes and move on.

Although using your system drive is not recommended...it's busy with the OS and apps. Always use a separate drive for media. And NEVER use H.264 in FCP. Don't try to blame other things on the very obvious issue.

Shane
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Adam Stone
Re: Dropped frames a result of scratch disk to internal harddrive?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 6:33:27 pm

I'll definitely give it a shot. Any insight as to why it started to happen abruptly?

Thanks!


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Shane Ross
Re: Dropped frames a result of scratch disk to internal harddrive?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 7:04:46 pm

Because H.264 in FCP is unpredictable.

Shane
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Jean-Christophe Boulay
Re: Dropped frames a result of scratch disk to internal harddrive?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 7:25:45 pm

Shane,

That tweet a while back about channelling your inner-Zelin? Getting there. Keep it up.

JC Boulay
Technical Director
Audio Z
Montreal, Canada
http://www.audioz.com


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