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Editing from Boot Drive?? Apple says yes.

914 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 6:46 AM by Luis Sequeira1 RSS
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,680 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to rich montgomery)

    I don't think a single 4G chip will make any difference over two 2G chips. Check Crucial and see what two 4G chips would cost.

  • Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to rich montgomery)

    Just a quick tohought as I have been following this thread.

    Are you abe to manually choose a graphics card or is yours selected by the software only?

    There is some software out there to allow you to choose which graphics card the program uses. 

    Might help woth problem solving the issue by isolationg a graphics card.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:02 PM (in response to rich montgomery)

    FWIW, after you reinstall your OS, don't install anything else other than FCP so you can test it without the potential conflicts that plug-ins, etc can cause. Hopefully it works fine with your FW HD after the clean install.


    I have the same MBP, with the two Nvidia cards, and over 3 years have had no problems using the FCS apps or FCPX with various FW drives as my media drives.



  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to rich montgomery)

    Well, there seem to be two threads here…one about your FCP-FW HD issues (which must be incredibly frustrating) and one about Apple support (which also are…).


    Troubleshooting something as unusual as this is really difficult (especially for a non geek like me). But I'm confident you'll get it sorted out after the clean install. (If it doesn't work right away, with nothing but Apple apps, then either the GPU or theor drivers have got to be the problem.)


    As for Apple support of their pro products, it's clearly a mixed bag. I never have tried to get a pro problem solved on the phone, but in the retail stores, some understand and others don't. lucky that in the Boston Providence area there are many creatives who work in the Apple Stores part time and are really good. I've had many One-to-One sessions with some (not all) who were incredibly helpful – both technically and creatively. Obviously your in-store experience was very different.


    Good luck.



  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,815 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to rich montgomery)

    rich montgomery wrote:


    Russ, I never had any issues until about 2 weeks ago. I spent all last weekend and this weekend on this.


    I am sorry that you're having so much trouble, but this begs the question: was there any significant change to your working environment two weeks ago (such as an upgrade of software)?


    Regarding the two GPU thing: I think that the mere fact of starting up FCP X should cause your mac to use the discrete GPU; if it somehow isn't, this may be causing the render fail. You could perhaps try running a utility like GfxCardStatus (I am not exactly sure this is the name) that sits in your menu bar and can show which GPU is being used.


    Another thing to consider is RAM: as you are working with only 4GB I wonder if some low memory situation isn't contributing to your troubles.

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