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Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by John Davidson on Apr 28, 2011 at 7:19:42 pm

I like to have our 2 screen edit systems set up in the Avid format - Files effects etc on the left monitor, and timeline, viewer, and canvas on the right monitor. I've worked like this for 6 years starting with a G5 and now on two mac pros. This editor is telling me that the video card is left monitor dominant and that having video elements on the right causes the mac to be sluggish and not edit as well as having the timeline on the left monitor. I think this is ridiculous - it's an Octo core mac with a video card recommended at the time of purchase (the mac is 2 years old) by some of the forum leaders here.

This is stupid, right? Macs don't play video better on one window vs another, right? It's frikken 2011 already - Avid's been doing this for years as the default setup...but maybe that explains my experiences with avid....


Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by David Roth Weiss on Apr 28, 2011 at 7:28:33 pm

Though I tend to lean more towards the left politically, Macs are purely centrist, with no leanings right or left. At least that's been my experience. And, I have worked with editors of all persuasions, some of whom set things up bassackwards like you, who never seemed to have any issues.

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Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Bret Williams on Apr 29, 2011 at 3:18:45 am

It all depends on if you like the toilet paper over the top, or from underneath. Liberals like it underneath. Which is totally illogical.


Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by walter biscardi on Apr 28, 2011 at 7:33:15 pm

No difference whatsoever how you have your Windows set up for FCP performance. Heck, I have 20 different window setups on my machine which I switch between depending on the task I'm doing.

http://www.biscardicreative.com/blog/2011/03/fcp-interface-one-window-layout-does-not-fit-all/

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Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by John Davidson on Apr 28, 2011 at 7:56:16 pm

Thanks guys. I thought it was crazy - but I'm willing to admit when I'm wrong....should that ever one day happen :).


Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by David Roth Weiss on Apr 28, 2011 at 8:01:53 pm

[John Davidson] "I'm willing to admit when I'm wrong....should that ever one day happen :)."

Even a broken clock is right twice a day John...

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
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Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Arnie Schlissel on Apr 28, 2011 at 7:40:37 pm

Tell your editor to simply swap the monitor cables. This will effectively swap the position of the monitors. When he decides that the performance is improved, you can tell him about the placebo effect.

Arnie
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Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by walter biscardi on Apr 28, 2011 at 8:24:36 pm

[Arnie Schlissel] " Tell your editor to simply swap the monitor cables. This will effectively swap the position of the monitors. When he decides that the performance is improved, you can tell him about the placebo effect."

I LIKE this.....

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Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Chris Borjis on Apr 28, 2011 at 9:04:37 pm

[walter biscardi] "I LIKE this....."

I like your color correction layout!

adopting it for my use :)




Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Jason Brown on Apr 28, 2011 at 9:22:18 pm

I echo that.
Walter...nice layouts!! that gave me some great ideas. I have dual monitors...so I get spoiled and I work much the same way as John...bins on the left screen and timeline and source/record on the right (probably from my AVID Meridien days) Time to save me some layout files!

-Jason


Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Don Walker on Apr 28, 2011 at 9:53:08 pm

but with FCP X you will only need one monitor...... Problem solved :-)

don walker
texarkana, texas

John 3:16


Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by David Roth Weiss on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:07:33 pm

[Don Walker] "but with FCP X you will only need one monitor......"

In fact, with FCPX new X-Files technology you can utilize the new ThunderBolt inter-ocular adapter, connecting directly to the pre-frontal cortex, thus bypassing the monitor(s) all together.

The single connector adapter is available immediately, with the dual 3D inter-ocular adapter due for release in quarter-4 of 2011.

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
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Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Don Walker on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:28:53 pm

COOOL! Does that also mean I can edit by thought now?

don walker
texarkana, texas

John 3:16


Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by David Roth Weiss on Apr 28, 2011 at 11:00:28 pm

[Don Walker] "Does that also mean I can edit by thought now?"

The "edit by thought" features of X-Files technology will initially be available only to experienced filmmakers with more than 20-years in the business. Newbies, neophytes, and younger editors will have to qualify over a period of several years before receiving access to that option. It's Apple's way of paying back those who've suffered most due to FCP's removal of all barriers to entry into the business.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


A forum host of Creative COW's Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.


Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by Harry Bromley-Davenport on Apr 28, 2011 at 11:06:50 pm

Now then, David. You're still under the NDA.

Harry.







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