2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 12:13 PM by videoguy4u
videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

I was hoping that some one could help with my Final Cut Pro 7 question.

I have the an 8 Core 6 gigs of ram. 8TB 7200rpm. Editing all in HD with XDCam footage.


I am strarting to get bogged down when I am edtting my videos. Does any body know how to clean up the system so I am running more efficient in final cut pro? My main video files are on one drive and the preview files are set to another drive.


Can you help?



Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 8 Core 6 gigs of ram. 8 TB HDs
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)


    And this is FinalCut Express forum !

    But I guess that Your Main / Start-Up / Boot / Mac OS Hard disk is filling up ?

    You need more than 25GB free space on this ONE and may be 4-5 times more if You are working with HD-Material.

    Even though You use two more external hard disks for "Main video" and "Preview files" the space need to be on Start-Up Hard Disk for Mac OS and application .temp files - as they can not be addressed elsewhere !

    Yours Guessing - Bengt W (I use both FCE (4.0.x) and FCP (6.0.6))

  • videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your reply. My install of FCP is on my start up drive. I will post in the right forum this time.