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cyborgjeff Level 1 Level 1
expertise.desktops
Desktops

Hi FCPX users,

 

I've started many project with the older version 10.0.0.5 and have upgraded few days ago on the new 10.0.0.6

 

There are now a new export interface, and i would like to export my finished projects, so have choose the 720p preset.

 

It really seems that exporting my project are really slow, and i'm stucked on a 3 minutes projects that only arrived to 27% after 2 hours. I never had those kind of problem on my iMac (2011) with the older version.

 

I was proposed to duplicate the project, i do it (first option, only the project), but the problem was still there !

 

Some other solutions ?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Solved by Russ H on Nov 10, 2012 4:06 PM Solved

cyborgjeff wrote:

 

 

After that, what's the best ? Trying to find a 10.0.5 from a friend and change with my Apple ID parameters OR Uninstall & ReInstall FCPX 10.0.6.

Another option: if you can test an export of your project on someone else's  computer with 10.0.6 to get an indication of how much of the performance hit is FCP as how much may be related to your system configuration.

 

I've got another thread on this version's stability vs, previous versions, so I feel your pain. I can roll back if necessary. But am currently testing on a different OS to see whether that makes a difference.


One thing I have not experienced so far is slower exports…but I always work in PR 422. A half hour 2 cam show with every clip color-corrected and a fair amount of graphics exported faster than real time…and I had an orange bar for the entire time line. (But there are plenty other oddball things going on.)

 

Anyhow, I would definitely try a reinstall. I'm not sure this is absolutely necessary, but I use Digital Rebellion's FCS Remover (they need to change the name) to make sure I don't miss any files.

 

Good luck.

 

Russ

Reply by Luis Sequeira1 on Nov 9, 2012 12:21 AM Helpful

cyborgjeff wrote:

 

Same for me, i leave the Mac alone... Is it possible when the computer switch off screen, he didn't continue rendering if i'm not doing something on the computer.

 

 

I think you may have a good point here. It could be that when the screen is turned off also the gpu goes to sleep or is throttled down somewhat - this would impact heavily on rendering and exporting. I don't know if that is the case.

 

I'm not a big Apple user, so i can't really compare with windows environement, but during rendering, when i look at the activity monitor, FCPX announce 110% of processor, but screen monitoring only show 3 green digit sometime 4.

 

If your mac has 4 cores (physical or virtual), then one might go up to 400%, so 110% is not all that much.

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  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 6 Level 6

    Just a shot in the dark... delete the render files for that project and try again.

  • cyborgjeff Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Why not, i should find where deleting rendering files first

     

    I've also tryed to wait background rendering (10 minutes for 10 secondes, but still adter that)

    I've try to use Compressor... for my 3 minutes videos it announce me 2h50 and continue to grow !

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 6 Level 6

    cyborgjeff wrote:

     

    Why not, i should find where deleting rendering files first

     

     

    Quit FCP X, in the Finder navigate to your project folder and trash the "Render Files" folder inside it.

  • cyborgjeff Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    I do it... but it's still really, really slow.
    close 2 hours for 30% of a 3min project !

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    You ned to give the full specs of the media in your project and of the project properties also any filters and titles applied. There's no way to assign the problem without details of what you're doing.

     

    You might want to test with a simple project and see if you are have similar performance problems.

  • cyborgjeff Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Yep for sure so here is informations about those slow specific project.

     

    imported file was DVCPRO HD 1080i50, PCM linéaire 48khz 1440x1080 (converted from M2T file with iHDClip

    there are no specific filters. just text incrustation (but not on all the clip) and 1 green mask up a part of the video. Some of those project just have text incrustation. So i thought it was for now real basic thinks on this project. Previsualisation works well inside FCPX.

     

    May be the problem would be those imported files. I will test as soon as possible a more basic render from that file and from the same that i could now convert with "ClipWarp".

  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.quicktime
    Quicktime

    Luis, Why do you recommend deleting project renders in the Finder (rather than FCP)?

     

    Russ

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    I ran 10 minute project with some text incrustation HDV 1080i 29.97 to Apple device 720p, it took 17 minutes to 50%, and then 10 seconds for the remainder to load to iTunes. I ran a master file to ProRes and it took seven minutes.

  • lanceaviator Level 1 Level 1

    Hi guys, I am having the same issue. After applying the latest update on my brand new fully loaded Mac Book Pro Retina it appears that share/export almost does not even work. When I send something to export it just sits at 0% in the Background tasks window. Even if it does export it takes almost 30 min or more for a 1080i 3min clip to export.

     

    I must say I think this is a major bug as the previous version did not have any of these issues.

     

    Thoughts?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Lance

  • lanceaviator Level 1 Level 1

    Tom,

     

    I did however take your advice and deleted the render files and that allowed for it to export. Very odd? Also do you think that by having iMovie open at the same time might cause Final Cut Pro X to lockout from export as it might be competting with iMovie on render?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Lance

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Are you doing anything while the background task is going on? I know it's called a background task, but if you do anything during export you're taking away system resources from the process.

     

    The same thing happened with 10.0.4 I think. I number of people had significant export problems, while a great many others did not at all.

     

    The tests I've been running don't show any significant change from previous versions, and for some things like nested compound clips it's significantly quicker.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    If iMovie is rendering, very likely as they're using exactly the same system resources.

  • lanceaviator Level 1 Level 1

    Nope, I actually have let the machine sit to itself while it exports. In fact from looking at this from a wider scale I see that it might be a render issue more than an export issue. When I first upgraded it would export but over time I would export start to slow until it no longer would export and would just sit.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    The share bar is also incredibly inaccurate. I find on most of my exports that it starts very slowly and then gets to 50 or 70 percent and then takes off. In fact to Apple devices, the whole encode is about 50%, the remainder is loading into iTunes, which is a matter of seconds. It would be nice if there was a time remaining display in the background tasks HUD.

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