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Re: Back to Premiere. sigh.

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Joe Marler
Re: Back to Premiere. sigh.
on May 3, 2020 at 10:55:06 pm

[Oliver Peters] "ometimes that does go fast. But on this batch of revisions, when you try to follow this process, you can never stop the "looking for matching filenames." So at each step you get a spinning beach ball for a while until it to a point where it lets you go to the next folder."

I have definitely seen this behavior, just not in a while. It is abnormal and very slow. It sometimes yanks control from the user before you can even point the UI to a folder. There is no progress bar, but a spinning beach ball for a long time, which itself indicates poor programming or a malfunctioning system layer.

Was the media on shared storage? Was the media indexed for Spotlight searching? If it's using Spotlight lookups to expedite the searches, some aspects of this may not work properly on a NAS. In my testing, filename searches work but some metadata searches are unreliable on a NAS. FCPX would have to read metadata to determine relink compatibility.

If it's on local storage it would be interesting to rebuild Spotlight indexes on that and see if it makes a difference.

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