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Loghn Call
FCP 6 Running very slow, no problems previously
on Nov 13, 2010 at 7:39:31 pm

Hey, I'm hoping someone can help me out here.

I've been editing on my tower mac desktop for well over a year now. I've completed huge projects on it, as I cover sports, so I always have to deal with a TON of files and video.

Yesterday I was editing on FCP6 just fine, no problems.

Today I open up any project, either from my mac, or from my ext. hard-drive and everything takes forever!
Playing a clip, opening a file in the viewer, anything I do I get the spinning wheel of death.
I can't play a clip for more the second, and then it starts skipping.

I've run disk utility on everything and it's come up with nothing.
The only other odd thing is that when I try to move files onto, or off of my ext. hard drives, its take forever.
For example it says a 2gb files will take 50 minutes.

Not sure if the two are connected, but both just started happening out of the blue.

Any help would be great! Thanks!


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Michael Sacci
Re: FCP 6 Running very slow, no problems previously
on Nov 13, 2010 at 11:07:17 pm

sounds like you have a bad hard drive, they do go bad.

Disk Utility doesn't do much, other than to repair permissions on the system drive I only use it for formatting a drive, not to repair it. For repair I use Disk Warrior, which repairs the directory and not bad sectors. If there is any physical damage/issues with a drive the files are offloaded asap and the drive is NEVER used again.


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Fabrice Chatain
Re: FCP 6 Running very slow, no problems previously
on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:14:27 am

Any news? I am having the exact same problem,

Slow FCP and Slow file transfers....
I formatted all my drives and reinstalled mac os x as well as fcp.

This is really frustrating me as I need to edit videos for work and I simply can't!


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