Out of memory use to refere to amount of
• free Space on Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk - VERY IMPORTANT
• Space availably on Hard Disk/s That holde the Movie Material
Never been a problem to me - 2 resp 5Gb dep on Mac used
Free Space on Boot HD
I never go under 25Gb free space - when working on SD-Video project's - I guess that 4 - 5 times more will be a safe level when doing HD. This space HAS TO be just here as Mac OS works like UNIX (it is in fact) and then produces lot's of temp. files that can not be stored elsewhere and so does FinalCut (or whatever application running)
Space to keep Movie Project
• Should be on other hard disks than the Boot HD.
• Should be as fast as possibly - RAIDed, FireWire or Thunderbolt - USB/USB2 performs badly to me and especially when filling up and when holding HD-material
• MUST BE - Mac OS Extended (hfs) formatted - this goes for all Video editing - iMovie, FinalCut or Adobe etc.
• This too can fill up - So this space is also important
What memory that are not sufficiant - is hard to guess - when You don't tell the above figure.
Good Luck in finding it
Yours Bengt W
Save your project, close it, reboot the machine to clear the caches, open your project. Select a small chunk of your timeline, render it. Rinse and repeat until everything is rendered. I don't know the particular filter set you're working with but some are pretty intensive and can suck all the ram available.
Remember that FCP is basically just an addressable database that stores in RAM EVERY clip, sequence, effect, etc etc. When you've used up all the ram with an intensive filter, you get the error message.
Always best practice to get it all rendered, then make the necessary changes.