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gunnar Kordestani
cpu usage
on May 28, 2008 at 1:23:41 am

I am using FinalCut Studio 2 and noticed that when rendering or processing a file the cpu usage of the 8 cores in my current machine mostly is around half.

Can anybody tell me why the MAC doesn't really use all his power? Or am I on a wrong track here? Any comment is highly welcomed.

cheers ...gunnar



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Zane Barker
Re: cpu usage
on May 28, 2008 at 3:25:43 am

[gunnar Kordestani] "Can anybody tell me why the MAC doesn't really use all his power?"

The Mac itself can, however FCP currently cannot. Compressor however will use the full potential of the machine.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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gunnar Kordestani
Re: cpu usage
on May 28, 2008 at 9:44:03 am

> Compressor however will use the full potential of the machine

hm, as I remember also processing in Compressor the cpu graph (utiliys>activity monitor) shows only half power activity.



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Zane Barker
Re: cpu usage
on May 28, 2008 at 4:38:25 pm

[gunnar Kordestani] "hm, as I remember also processing in Compressor the cpu graph (utiliys>activity monitor) shows only half power activity."

Probably because you haven't set up Qmaster to utilize the all the cores of your processor.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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