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ted irving
Should I create proxy & optimized media?
on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:52:26 pm

I have a 2.8ghz QuadCore with 7GB or RAM and a ATI RAdeon HD 5770 with 1024MB of RAM. So, Final Cut X is just running slow on this system which is pretty high above the recommended system you need for it. I know I need to bump up my RAM as high as possible, but if I create proxy media and optimized media from my canon 60D h.264 files, will that eliminate the constant spinning wheel and slow response? Or should I go with using MPEG Streamclip or Compressor and convert all the H.264 footage to Apple Pro Res LT and then import those into FCPX? Final Cut X basically slows the entire machine including using any browser. I'm back to the old days of running only one app at a time. I"m just worried that proxy & optimized media will eat up a lot of space. Some suggestions would be great. Deadlines are coming up fast.

Ted Irving
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