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Hector berrebi
hmmm... a small test that impressed me
on Jul 3, 2011 at 2:49:57 pm

i have a feature film project that i'm almost done with.
it was shot on Canon DSLR.
55 32GB cards.
the original cards are on an external RAID0 HD connected via eSATA.
opened a new event (on that same drive), and chose "import files".
then selected all 55 cards as well as 24 audio cards.
de-selected transcode options and hit import

then i waited

it took 3 minutes to get a message about stuff that couldn't be imported (THM files, several TXT files etc')
then about 4 minutes of the "importing files" bar
then 3 minutes of beach-ball
then all 4770 items appeared, no thumbnails yet, but all smart collections (based on folders) showed up.
and then 2 more minutes of beach-ball and all thumbnails showed up.

then i waited for 5 more minutes of that damn ball...
and decided to crash the app, had a feeling that when i reopen i'll have access to all my files and could work with no beach balls.

and it worked :)

that's about 17 minutes for 1.15 TB of DSLR video and WAV audio files
and 4770 items.

this is very fast.

needless to say, i could quite smoothly work with the native files, and it didn't hurt my real-time, even when i had FX applied.

the system i tried this on is a 4 year old 8 core with 12 GB of RAM.



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Steve Connor
Re: hmmm... a small test that impressed me
on Jul 3, 2011 at 5:03:08 pm

Thanks for posting that, I'm about to start a project with about 1500 files and it's good to know FCPX didn't crack under the pressure of all those clips.

Do all those items have any impact on how fast FCPX opens ?

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Hector berrebi
Re: hmmm... a small test that impressed me
on Jul 3, 2011 at 5:24:47 pm

[Steve Connor] "Do all those items have any impact on how fast FCPX opens ?"

actually yes

i noticed later that the project opened slower than other small projects i've been playing with.

much slower

so slow i was worried it froze.

but once it opened it works with no lagging at all, even loading thumbnails is fast.

i must say though, that the station i tested is old, and the graphic card is a bare minimum ATI 1900
add to that the rather slow WD ext drive (even as a RAID0 on eSATA)

i'll measure times tomorrow, and i'll try the same test on a better faster system..

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Steve Connor
Re: hmmm... a small test that impressed me
on Jul 3, 2011 at 5:50:49 pm

I would expect some slowdown based on the huge number of clips, thanks for doing this

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