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FCPX -Ate 130 gb??

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Nov 19, 2012 6:31 PM

The last day or so, I noticed my Macbook Pro running much slower than usual. I have a 500 gb hard drive and normally have 270 gb left. I checked the drive tonight and I now I have only 140 gb left which I think is the reason for the slow down. I have NO idea what ate up 130 gb all of a sudden. Can anyone help?

 

I did make a large video. It's almost 300 mb and I made three copies of it for different variations of it - but that's not even 1 gb! Or am I not understanding how FCPX uses space?

Final Cut Pro X
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,935 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to serenity99)

    serenity99 wrote:

     

    I did make a large video. It's almost 300 mb and I made three copies of it for different variations of it - but that's not even 1 gb! Or am I not understanding how FCPX uses space?

    That's not large at all. A one minute Pro Res HD video could be 1 GB.

     

    I also doubt having about 28% free space on the boot drive is the problem.

     

    Are apps other than FCP running OK?

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,935 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to serenity99)

    I suggest opening Disk Utility and repairing permissions.

     

    Also. open Activity Monitor and check how much RAM is free

     

    Screen shot 2012-11-19 at 9.53.48 PM.png

     

    Russ

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 11:44 PM (in response to serenity99)

    1: How long is that video, and did you make it in FCPX?

    2: FCPX stores user data in two locations:

     

        A: ~/Movies/Final Cut...

        B: /Voumes/SomeHDD/Final Cut...

    See what size those folders are..!

     

    3: Slowdown can, if you un out of RAM and have a lot of Apps running, cause the system to 'swap' data to the Virtual Memory in the HD, that is about 1-5000x slower than your RAM.. yes, it takes time, but should mostly be seen when you switch between applications.

     

    You can check this in Activity Monitor, if the Page Ins number is running up, the system is activly using your HD as virtual memory.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,935 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 5:21 PM (in response to serenity99)

    If you control click (right click) on your file in the Finder and then select Get Info, you will get a wiindow with the

    size info.

     

    Screen shot 2012-11-20 at 8.17.28 PM.png

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