2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 11:05 PM by Karsten Schlüter
agentrossyan Level 1 (0 points)

Hi everyone! I'm new to apple, and obviously new to final cut pro, I'm more of as Adobe premiere guy. and I got excited once I got FCP. however, I can't even create a single project, when I try to, it says it cannot allocate memory. dunno what that means and have no idea how to deal with it. any tips can be of great help to me! Thank You!

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    This could be as simple as restarting your MacBook Pro, or trashing the Preferences files, but it could also require either reinstalling FCPX or even reinstalling OSX.


    For that reason, unless someone comes along with a rifle shot solution, I would suggest that you contact Apple Support and let them walk you through it. Apple Support should be free if you have recently bought your Mac, or if you have Apple Care.


    You can reach Apple through the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right of this page. You will initially deal with a web page, but you will quickly get to a live person.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,185 points)

    another, very generic hint from here:

    don't try to be smarter than the boys&girls in Cupertino



    • use your Mac as-out-of-the-box: don't optimize, spring-clean, re-arrange preinstalled files

    • use Apps as-out-of-the-box: don't re-name, re-locate, don't twist programs


    the file-systems of OS and apps are a lil' different to other operating systems; two examples concerning FCPX:

    • app should be where the installer installed it - not 'somewhere' on some other drive, or the like

    • folders 'Events/Projects' should be where app installs them, on top-level of drive, not somewhere 'hidden' or symLinked, or the like