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Steve Connor
Re: FCP X and long form
on Jan 16, 2013 at 8:33:17 pm

I've cut 4 event documentaries over with around 40-50 hours footage in each show. Mixed source including XDCam EX, AVCHD, mp4 from GoPros and Mpeg 2 from Nanoflashes. Total length 100 - 110 minutes, broke them down to 25-30 minute projects and reassembled at the end, large timeline was manageable but not very fast in places, although this seems to have improved since 10.6.

I don't get the spinning beach balls at all but re-draw of waveforms and filmstrips slows things down significantly if left on. Large timeline is much better with them off, obviously. I didn't use compounds at all but I will be using them extensively in all new long projects.

I've also cut a 100 minute feature film with footage from Nanoflash, DSLR and GoPro. about 40 hours source material. Followed the same workflow with no different issues.

2008 Mac Pro with 16GB RAM, 2 x 2.8 Xeons, Ati Radeon 4870 and GSpeed Q SATA RAID

Steve Connor
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