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Zeno G Calculating status...
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Nov 14, 2012 4:57 AM

I have seen some similar cases before but all possible solutions do not work. I have a 2 hour video project in FCPX that does not load.

I have installed Event Manager and moved and deleted render files. With Event Manager i have disabled all projects except this project and

still its trying to load but FCPX is "not responding" after a while. I am getting a bit desperate as this edit took me a week to make.

 

If i could only open the project i would be able to cut it smaller in several events.

Any solutions or workarounds would be appreciated.

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to Zeno G)

    What Mac are you on, how much RAM, what graphics card does it have, what drive and type is the project on, OS and software versions?

  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to Zeno G)

    Move all Events and Projects a secondary internal drive.  Don't put them on your OS drive, will degrade overall system performance.  If you "must" put them on an external drive (not best practice for a Mac Pro) be sure it is a 7200rpm FW800 drive.  Although to simply load up one Project shouldn't be an issue.  You may need to move FCP X to the Trash and reinstall it from the App Store, Purchased tab.

  • James Cude Level 4 Level 4 (1,155 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:50 PM (in response to Zeno G)

    That was me. Patience is rewarded. FCPX will appear to be hung and Not Responding in Activity Monitor while it's still loading. Do yourself a favor and let it go overnight. How large are your CurrentVersion.fcpproject and CurrentVersion.fcpevent files? (That will determine the load time if they are not totally unreadable.)

  • James Cude Level 4 Level 4 (1,155 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to Zeno G)

    yeah that's huge- what's in there? I'm assuming tons of Compound Clips. And has this project been loaded on 10.0.6? My 6 hour Project loads were ~500MB so you may easily be looking at 10+ hours i.e. overnight. My suggestion would be to wait it out, then start moving in pieces to smaller projects as you can.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:04 AM (in response to Zeno G)

    Don't these number strick you as odd? Your event, that should contain your media, which it clearly doesn't, is minute, 4.2MB, in comparison to the project. Where is your media exactly?

     

    If you've trashed the render files how can the project be 1.3G? I have a one hour 50 project and the project file is 11.8MB, and it's got a lot of cuts in it.

     

    Western Digital Essential drive, is that FireWire800, connected to the rear port of your computer, not the front port?

     

    Have you trashed your preferences BTW? Do that. Repair permissions. Use Event Manager to hide the project. Does the application open properly?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:25 AM (in response to Zeno G)

    What is the media? Where is the media? You only have aliases in the event folder, right? So where exactly is the media?

     

    should i delete the folders High quality media,

     

    Trash the enter folder called Render Files.

     

    The MacPro does not have USB3 ports. You are running at USB2 speed. You need a FireWire800 drive connected to the rear of the tower. Do not use the front ports for media.

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,790 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to Zeno G)

    The drive may be USB3, but the ports in your Mac Pro are just USB2 - much like you said, ok for *small* projects, not at all recommended for such a large one. I don't know if this is true of the Mac Pro, but also it is the general conception that not all ports are created equal - usually the ones on the front are not for heavy duty, so at least consider using the ones on the back (but keep in mind that they are still USB2, and ).

     

    For a Mac Pro, the best option (if not using a RAID) is to use a second internal drive; a FW800 is a distant second option: the firewire connection becomes the bottleneck; and even much more so for USB2.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to Zeno G)

    That's ridiculously large. Don't understand how it got to be that big. Have you used feedback?

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