Hello, Im currently editing a HD-movie (1440x1080 ProRes 422, 48kHz) in FCP6. And my problem is choppy playback in general, and Im not experienced enough I guess, to figure out whats the problem. I have a macbook pro with:
- 2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
- 4 GB DDR3 RAM
- 512 MB VRAM
I checked the activity monitor, and it showed FCP was using almost 100% of the processor, which is where I think the problem might be, but I think its a bit weird it is using so much.
I have some of the material on the internal mac harddrive, and the rest on a USB2 harddrive (I know this is a no-no, but I have no choice right now due to lack of space, and cant afford to get an expensive FW drive just for this one movie). But does anyone know if this actually might be the issue, and not the processor?
The USB is the problem. Like you will hear over and over again.
You can also start buying enclosures with FW ports and just making your own drives for cheaper.
but internal drives 2.5 or 3.5 and then casing. Still cheaper then buying a new portable HD off the shelf at the store.
Newegg.com,Macsales.com, or Directron.com
Just don't edit on USB HD's
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