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CANNOT ALLOCATE MEMORY!!!

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Feb 1, 2013 6:46 PM

I cant create new project on Final Cut Pro X... it says it cannot allocate memory... all my apps are working fine except for this one? How can i resolve this? I'm new to apple and i really want to use Final Cut Pro...

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • dastoelk Level 3 Level 3 (650 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to agentrossyan)

    Whoa there! Alright... Before anyone here can help you, we need some more info. Tell us about your Mac... What type? Processor type? GPU type? Amount of RAM? Perhaps you can give us a screen shot of your "About This Mac" profile:

     

    about this mac.jpg

     

    Then, you may want to give us a screen shot of your "Activity Monitor" after you've opened FCPX:

     

    activity monitor.jpg

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,920 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 5:50 AM (in response to agentrossyan)

    Also, do you have an extenal drive connected to your MBP?

     

    Russ

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to agentrossyan)

    agentrossyan wrote:

     

    I cant create new project on Final Cut Pro X... it says it cannot allocate memory... 

    Is that the full, and direct wording/text?

     

    As your screenshoots show, you have more than enough RAM, but might it be your harddrive that are full??

    Or maybe you have a corrupt Project??

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,805 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to agentrossyan)

    How much free space do you have in your internal drive? Keep in mind that video will easily use tens of GB or more, and that in your system drive you also need space for other things. If your drive is nearly full, you may not be able to create a project.

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,805 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to agentrossyan)

    Something is wrong. Trashing preferences may cure it.

    To do that, download the free program Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion. Use it to trash FCP X preferences and then try again.

  • furrytoes Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:59 AM (in response to Luis Sequeira1)

    Yeah, I'd like to know the exact wording of that message and how it shows.

    I'd suspect a 32-bit plugin or something 32-bit is throwing that message, because FCPX is 64-bit and it's almost impossible that it can "really" fail to allocate memory.

    The process "Codec32BitTool" looks pretty suspicious.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to agentrossyan)

    Have you hidden your hard drive in the interface? How can there be no event in the event library? It might be easier to see what'd going on if the drives are visible. Try trashing your preferences. Are you an admin user?

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