Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 6:09 PM (in response to Rob McGrath)
So to be sure I understand your work flow.
Your operating system and FCPX is on the SSD drive, while your events and projects are on the HDD drive, that I assume is now in your super drive bay ( where the DVD burner was). Is that how your MBP is configured?
Is the SS/HDD configuration new or have you been using this for awhile, at least before updating FCPX ?
How are you exporting ? Are you using" share / master file" or are you doing something different?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 8:37 AM (in response to Michigan One Fly)
Yes. I replaced the orignal HDD with a SSD, used an optibay to hold my HDD in the computer.
OS X and FCPX run on the SSD, I store the media and proxy files on the HDD. I've been doing this for over a year.
FCPX changed their sharing options a bit in the last update, so now I use the share button in the side, set it to export the file as 1080p. I used H.264 encoding, and have it set for m4v files to work with our presentation software that we use.
I have reinstalled FCPX, OS X, done a clean install of everything. Tested the RAM, HDD appears to be in good health. So I am at a loss as to what is going on with this.
The % remaining is never accurate, and export times have tripled/quadrupled.
I am just praying that this is not a sign of things to come for my mac.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 1:46 PM (in response to Rob McGrath)
How much free space (percent of capacity) on your boot drove and how much free space on your media drive?
Download the the AJA systems test and run it on both drives.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to Russ H)
The SSD has about 15% free, while the HDD has 30% free.
The SSD actually had only about 5% free when FCPX was working quickly.
The AJA program seems to show normal r/w speeds.
I appreciate the help/troubleshooting guys. This is driving me crazy. I'd love to buy a powerhouse iMac (or new MacPro whenever it's released), but I simply don't have the budget for that, nor does my job.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to Rob McGrath)
It seems to me your MBP specs should easily handle most FCPX projects. By way of comparison, my not-so-speedy three year old iMac will export an unrendered color-corrected clip with titles in slightly more than real time – whether as a .mov or MP4. (I don't render in the timeline as long as playback is acceptable.)
Since you said your drives tested OK and you have already done a complete reinstall, the two other things that come to mind are a software conflict or a graphics card problem (FCPX relies a lot on the GPU in the export). Do remember if you added any third party software or plug-ins during the time when your export problems began?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to Russ H)
I don't think so. the only 3rd party software that I installed, but it didn't noticeably make any difference at all, was a graphics card toggler. I have uninstalled it since then, though.
*edit* also, in FCPX itself, the only 3rd party anything I used is 3rd party transitions.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to Rob McGrath)
Just recently pieced together a video using audio from one clip, running alongside several stock-footage clips. Approximately 2 minutes in length.
Export does the same thing (inaccurate % completed, took nearly 20-25 minutes).
1080p. Did export of Master, Exported for Apple devices in 1080p, and also did an export of the file as a 1080p m4v.
The final result was a video that would sporadically show the Background Tasks window randomly flashing throughout the video. It does the same thing when viewed on other computers as well.
I am going to reinstall FCPX again, but this is just ridiculous.