8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 1:54 AM by k.ueckermann
k.ueckermann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey I am really struggling with using Final Cut Pro X and I suspect there is some software issue.


I am editing a one minute video clip, the video files are 1080 h264. I restart my computer and only open final cut. After 10 minutes of editing I cant barely navigate my computer anymore as it is going so slow, until eventually I have to force reboot my computer. I can scarcly export anything out of final cut, when I do my computer feels like its about to die and if it exports I seem to get broken frames and/or missing media.


I reinstalled my mac only about 2 months ago.


System specs.

Mac book pro.

13-inch, Late 2011

Processor  2.4 GHz Intel Core i5

Memory  4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB



On my previous mac book pro (early 2010, 4 gm ram), running snow leopard and previous versions of final cut I was able to edit 3, 1 hour documentaries with very little problem, but now I cant even manage a one minute clip.


Not sure what to do. Here is a screen shot of my memory usage. Im getting massive swap memory and lots of inactive memory. It seems very strange. Especially after only 10 minutes running only final cut.


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Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)