Oh Dear. You must tell much much more - to set me/us up on track to be able to help.
Was there any Error Messages ?
Can it be so that Your Main (Start-Up) Hard disk is filling up ?
• I never let my go less than 25GB free space - as all starts to go in slow-motion and various problems occurs.
If this is Your problem too - then there are some VERY Important things to know/do
• You need to free up space
The most common way to do this is to get an external hard disk and move material over to this. BUT
• This external hard disk - MUST BE Mac OS Extended (hfs) formatted. You do this when it's brand new as
it will erase the disk to 100%. So it's best to do this from start.
UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange - works for most other things but NOT FOR VIDEO - no matter if iMovie or iDVD or FinalCut or Whatever. It's a must.
NEXT - VERY Important bit is - NEVER to MOVE or alter any folder named
- iMovie Event's - or -
- iMovie Project's
on DeskTop/Finder !
Moving - Project's and Event's over to the New Hard Disk - MUST BE DONE inside the iMovie Application !
Else the connection to iMovie is broken/lost and this can be anything from hard to impossibly to be mended if done on desktop.
BUT - Please Please tell much more !
Yours Guessing Bengt W
I have a Mac Pro 10.6.8. I have just begun to bring clips from my external hard drives onto my Final Cut Pro timeline. Some of the clips end up with a red line above them on the time-line.I click onto SEQUENCE and then click on RENDER. In most cases the RENDERING cleans the clipss and deletes the red line above them,
however, nowI'm receivinga text message that says: ERROR: MEMORY IS LOST.
HOW DO I STOP THIS. DOI NEED TO UPGRADE MY RAM? HOW MUCH SO?
Under MEMORY on my status page, it says I have 6GB in myMEMORY.
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Red Line - means that Your material don't match the project You set up to create.
I would rather than Sequense/Render - either:
• Set up a new project but this time match it with material used
- frame rates
- Codecs etc
- Convert material to same as project - before bringing it into FinalCut
If not - You'll need to render all the time - and it get's tedious rather quick
AND - most probably it is the culprit to the Memory message - Your Mac get's into problem and fires off a help message - somethime with a noncens message.
I use - streamingDV (miniDV tape) material - and set up a standard FireWire PAL project
all AUDIO - I keep as .aiff 16-bit 48kHz or from audio CD .aiff 44.1kHz - NO .mp3 or other alient formats.
By keeping material and project in harmony - everything runs so much better.
My Mac has less RAM than Yours - so it must be something else.
Yours Bengt W