1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 16, 2011 11:43 AM by stuckfootage
Mark Stephen Level 1 (0 points)

Hi I am running Final Cut Pro 7 on my 2009 Macbook Pro. 13" 2.26GHZ with 4gb of Ram. I am wondering if how I should set up my final cut to optimize it for this 2 core machine. I have had a lot of troubles with dropped frames and clips. Which codecs should I be transcoding my videos into to optimize them for rendering on such a small computer and are there any specific settings I should change so Final Cut works better. I wouldnt mind having long render times just as long as everything worked as smoothly as possible. I have used Final cut on Mac Pros and never had problems no matter what the codec, I usually just convert everything to pro res 444. But im not sure if that will work on this tiny little core 2 duo processor with only 4gb of ram. Please let me know what I should do. (Sorry for the long post). Oh also I am running on Leopard, not snow leopard or lion but plan old leapord, would upgrading to snow leopard lion help me at all?

Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6)