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Timeline inactive in FCPX

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somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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Nov 5, 2012 7:17 PM

I have been facing this problem regularly after the '06 upgrade. After I quit fcpx after a day's work, when I next reopen the app, the timeline is either inactive or very sluggish. I have to quit fcpx and trash the preferences and then only the fcpx starts working as usual.

 

This was'nt happening with the 10-0-5 version.

 

Any thoughts, suggestions and precautions will be appreciated.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), garage band, FCPX:10.0.6 version
  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 1:47 AM (in response to somanna)

    This has happened to me, once or twice.

    Not a big deal, but perhaps it should be reported as a bug.

    Will be interesting to see if it has happened to others.

    Andy

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,495 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 5:39 AM (in response to somanna)

    Could it be that you are being too quick off the mark and FCP X (or even your computer) is still in the process of setting itself up.

     

    After FCP X has apparently finished its setup procedure, have you left it a minutes or so to allow everything to settle down?  Or is it still sluggish ten minutes later?

     

    How many projects are in the Project Library and how many tracks are you using in your current project?

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to somanna)

    bugreport.apple.com !

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to somanna)

    Tracks = layers on top of each other. Seems like mostly music + video + title & some effects. So 1-3 layers, as one sound-only layer does not count much in this case.

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,495 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to somanna)

    I find that if I start editing the moment the complete interface appears I can have problems because FCP X is still  moving things "secretly" into place.

     

    Leaving it a few seconds allows everything to settle down.

     

    I didn't mention 10 minutes  .  .  .  .  .  it should be fully functional in well under a minute.

     

    It's not the projects on your HD that slow down the startup but those in the Project Library.

     

    As you know, any projects not in use should be hidden in another folder.

     

    To all intents and purposes every layer of clips, titles etc. above the normal timeline is like a track.

     

    So towards the end you have 5 layers (or tracks) of video in one place.

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,495 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to somanna)

    Then try this:-

     

    fb.jpg

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to somanna)

    somanna wrote:

    … I have to be a Registered Apple Developer to file a report!

    no.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/finalcutpro.html

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to somanna)

    somanna wrote:

     

    Hello Karsten, how are you? …  I have been facing this problem of a non-responding timeline: …

    thanks for asking, fine as possible

     

    hard to give any advice due to complexity of your set-up.

    on first launch after update, usually FCPX 'updates' Projects - only Tom Wolsky does know

     

    so, first assumption: FCPX isn't done with updating ALL your projects.

     

    2nd assumption:

    after sleep-mode, your drive don't wake-up fast enough ...

    no idea, how to fix that.

    when editing, my set-up doesn't allow sleep-mode ...

    busy or off

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