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Multicam angle viewer frozen during edit

244 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2013 5:42 PM by Russ H RSS
Brunettin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Oct 16, 2013 7:36 PM

I'm just starting to edit a three-camera interview with FCPX's otherwise elegent multi-cam edit feature. However as I play the multi-clip in the timeline, the cuts are being effected properly via keystroke, as they should, however the clips in the angle viewer are frozen in place forcing me to guess at where to make the cuts as the timeline runs. I can scrub through the multiclip in the media browser and it moves the three angles then. But they stand still when I try to edit.

 

I've restarted FCP. I've restarted the computer. I've zapped the PRAM. I've repaired permissions multiple times. I've trashed permissions. I even changed the clip to proxy media. Nothing's working. What up here?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,900 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 8:19 AM (in response to Brunettin)

    What is the model of your Mac (System Report>Hardware)?

     

    Where are your events and projects located? If they are on a drive other than your start-up disk, what kind of a drive is it and how is it connected?

     

    Can you edit single stream project's OK?

     

    Russ

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to Brunettin)

    Your projects should be on your media drive not the system drive even if it's a separate partition.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to Brunettin)

    You have said anything about the specs of the media, which are probably the most important factor in playback performance.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to Brunettin)

    That's a lot of data. Try proxies. The other problem is the mixed frame sizes that is very hard for the processor.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 3:51 PM (in response to Brunettin)

    Ok. That drive's way beyond full. Use FCP to move it. Of it from inside the application in the File menu.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 4:42 PM (in response to Brunettin)

    Select the project in the library and the move and copy functions will be in the File menu. Don't just move it because the file paths to media will change and you may have to reassign it. It's safest to copy it from within FCP. Verify the project integrity and then trash the old project.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,900 points)
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    Oct 17, 2013 6:14 PM (in response to Brunettin)

    So for the benefit of others who've been following this thread, was the full start-up disk the cause of your multicam "freeze"?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,900 points)
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    Oct 18, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to Brunettin)

    Thanks for the update. Sorry you're still sorting the freezes.

     

    Russ

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