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Oliver Peters
Re: Is it my Mac?
on Mar 20, 2013 at 12:17:10 pm

I'm afraid this is all normal. In my experience, X gets more sluggish after several hours of use on large projects. Close and relaunch and sometimes it will improve.

The UI has lots of animations, which take time to perform. Make sure you have no background functions running. This includes things that don't show up as background operations, like drawing waveform caches. Sometimes it is better to ingest, organize and then let X "cook" overnight.

Make sure you are ONLY using optimized media. Forget the bunk about using native H264 or AVCHD files. Convert these to ProRes - even externally if you have to. Avoid working in bigger-than-HD timelines. It's possible, but those workflows are better if you work in the proxy mode.

FWIW - Premiere Pro, Media Composer and FCP 7 UI responsiveness (forgetting about the benefits of X for a moment) are significantly better. Good luck!


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