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T. Payton
Re: Should I create proxy & optimized media?
on Sep 4, 2011 at 4:42:28 am

Ted,

I have a slightly slower machine but the same graphics card and I have had the spinning beach ball even on proxy footage. I have also played with the fastest macs at the apple store and also has spinning beach balls. From that I would say that some of the issues are inherent with this first version of fcp x.

Here are a few things I have found to minimize the beachballs:
- ensure your project is in a fast drive
- turn off background rendering in preferences
- turn off waveforms in event browser
- view the timeline in the "pill mode" ie no audio waveforms or filmstrips

I also think that handling h264 is really best with a newer iMac i7 for example. But for a Mac Pro I would stick with prores, or optimized as it is named in fcp x. Proxy is fine too but it shouldn't really be much better than full resolution prores.

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T. Payton
OneCreative, Albuquerque


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