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Mark Suszko
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 freezing during editing process
on Apr 18, 2014 at 2:50:34 pm

Is the scratch drive a separate drive, and did you run disk utility on that as well?

Can you think of ANY changes made in software or hardware since the last time everything was working great? What about automatic updates?

I was wondering if it was your video in/out card or breakout box, but if all other apps display okay, I reason that the IO box is not the source of the trouble. Bad RAM might have this affect, but it would also make trouble in other apps.

Occam suggests to me that it is some corruption in FCP. I would offload and back-up everything I wanted to save that was important; the media and the project files - dig out the box of DVD's (including the online FCP-7 updates I pulled off the Apple web site and burned to disk), and do a re-install of just FCP7 by itself, then test it. If your problem is still not solved, then re-install the entire suite, and test again. Bring a magazine to read, as this can take a while. If THAT doesn't solve it, I think it has to be a hardware problem.

If you ever get to a spot where everything is working perfectly again, I'd suggest using carbon copy cloner to copy an image of the entire system at that point and save that to a dedicated external archival drive. In the future, if you need to ever repair the system again, you could just erase the boot drive and copy/pasted the disk image into place, restart, and be good to go.

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