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getting dropped frames-strange reason

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Chris Howe Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Feb 16, 2013 3:46 PM

Getting dropped frames when I play the timeline.  It seems to have appeared because I went from monitoring audio "built-in line output." to "Blackmagic audio".  It is quite unbelievable but when I select built-in line output, the problem goes away.  I'm editing DV.  I had stopped BM audio for sometime.  I returned to it today.

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Decklink Extreme HD 3D PCIe card
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to Chris Howe)

    Do you have the latest drivers for the blackmagic card?  You might also try blackmagic support for some help.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to Chris Howe)

    Did you do a clean install of Mountain Lion and the fcp suite?  Really, it's the only way to go.  Unfortunately OS upgrades can break things.  I gotta admit that I resisted this for years.  Jerry Hoffman always said to a complete clean install.  After many years successfully editing without doing this, my system finally completely melted down.  If you depend on your system to make your livelihood, it's really worth while.

     

    Here's a user tip about best practices for upgrading OS and apps

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2861

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,840 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 4:52 PM (in response to Chris Howe)

    Maybe.

     

    You have to realize you are two (2) OSX generations past the final cut suite's last upgrade ( which was with 10.6.8).

     

    Stuff breaks with the misfit between OS and app. The further you get from the sweet spot, the more unreliable things become.

     

    fwiw, I've kept everything with 10.6.8 and it is a rock solid system. I dread the day when I'll be forced into a current MacPro (if they even make them when I need one ...)

     

    Best.

     

    x

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to Chris Howe)

    as studio x says "maybe."  Starting with a clean install is a good place to start, but who the heck knows.  but it can't hurt.

     

    I'm also on 10.6.8 on my mac pro and my macbookpro. 

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,840 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 5:03 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)

    I do know FCS3 in all its glory (ie including Cinema Tools) will run under 10.7.5.

     

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