Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 6:23 PM (in response to PEC1)
A couple of points that may work.
this is only used so you can see the finished 'look' while working on your project. If this is not important, turn rendering off in Preferences. This appears not to affect final output, but quickens work time.
Original files V's Proxy media.
Working with Proxy media speeds work times and the computer processing. So use Proxy unless the original files needed.
To do this you need all projects in FCPX closed.
In preferences -
Import, tick 'Create Proxy media'
Playback, tick "Use Proxy media'
This was for version 10.0.3
Note if you change these preferences while you have an existing project, you can cause files to go offline.
Only a novice, so if someone who knows better, they can expound a better way to speed up the computer processing
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to PEC1)
A couple of comments.
Don't render your timeline before exporting unless there is an effect that slows playback enough to interfere with editing decisions. If you export the unrendered TL, it will be a much faster process – all in – than rendering and then exporting.
If you have the card structure intact you can import your AVCHD clips. If you only have the MTS files, you can use MPEG Streamclip and the Panasonic plug-in to convert to Pr Res.
Don't convert to MP4; convert to a PR Quick Time and editing should go smoothly,