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?
Everything else seems to be ok. I am getting that spinning beachball a lot, too. Tonight, I was simply talking to a friend on Facebook and my keystrokes lagged behind my typing when we were messaging. I cleared out cookies and cache but it made no difference.
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.
Yesterday I noticed that some videos had current render dates, even though I hadn't touched them in a while - odd. Anyway, I deleted all the render files and I have now made up 100 of the 130 gig. Here is what my activity monitor looks like tonight.
I am not sure how to read this, though.
My computer has 8 gb RAM.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to Jakob Peterhänsel)
I went to the Movies/Final Cut folder but folders on my computer don't give a size - unfortunately.
The video I referred to was only 5:45 minutes long.
Where do I find the Volumes folder? I searched for it and one came up and it gas about 10 .p3r files in it. Added together they are about 700 kb.