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Charlie Austin
Re: Is it all over?
on Jul 8, 2014 at 2:41:37 am
Last Edited By Charlie Austin on Jul 8, 2014 at 2:47:32 am

[Lance Bachelder] "Only issue I still have with FCPX is that it just holds on to RAM so much that I need to restart machine almost every hour under heavy use..."

Please bug Apple about this :-) I find that just relaunching X frees up the RAM it's hogged. I've used activity monitor as well as a couple other utilities to confirm that:

A- X doesn't like to release RAM (it will eventually, but not before it starts bogging). and...

B- Simply relaunching the app does free it up.

Also, some plugins/generators tend to make it worse. I haven't bothered to try and track 'em down, since relaunching only takes about 15 seconds.

Also... and you may know this... keeping the inspector closed makes a big difference. Bit of a PITA, but worth it under heavy loads...

EDIT: R.E. RAM hogging... 10.1.2 is way better than previous versions, and all versions of X play nicer with newer hardware. When I moved from a maxed out (old style) Mac Pro to a 2012 iMac while ago the difference (for the better) was really noticeable... It still needs a "kick" every now and then even now. But like I said... 15 seconds. :-)

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