5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 2:42 AM by Jakob Peterhänsel
TeeMiller Level 1 (0 points)

When I first got final cut pro it worked fine and was great, but now with anything I try to edit, it is constantly unresponsive, freezing, and quiting randomly.

I have tried deleting all past projects and events encase that was freaking it out, but it's getting worse and worse. What I'm editing at the moment isn't exactly a large project either only 2 minutes long, but it is struggling. Help, it is soo frusturating!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • innocentius Level 4 (1,880 points)

    The usual first thing: Delete preferences. With this free tool http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 (660 points)

    Naaa.. that sounds like a Harddrive that needs service!


    What does Disk Utility say?? Check the disk!

  • BenB Level 6 (9,065 points)

    Trash preferences.

    Disk Utility rarely fixes anything, as it runs during boot up and when new apps are installed.

    Be sure all connected drives have at least 10-15% of their total capacity left as free space.

    Turn off background rendering.

    Delete old render files.

    Get "Event Manager X" to hide Events and Projects that your're not using.

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 (660 points)

    NO Ben!


    Disk Utility odes NOT run during boot! DU runs if your system was not shutdown correctly, as the system then have a file there marking the disk 'dirty'.


    I have seen Many disk that has run for months where things like this starts to happen, people trash stuff and copy New stuff in, making it even worse!


    Yes, DU can only repair stuff, and in some cases, it is not good enough. Then use Disk Warrior!


    But DU will tell you if the disk Needs repair.. And that is a great start.. :-)


    Trashing prefs with FCPX is highly over suggested (it contains so little info..)

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 (660 points)

    BenB wrote:



    Disk Utility rarely fixes anything, as it runs during boot up and when new apps are installed.

    PS: DU is newer run when new Apps are installed either.. where did you get this???

    (How can DU run when an App is installed by Drag&Drop?)


    Only way to have DU run, is by envoking it via a pre- or post-script in the Installer.app, and I have Never (in the last 15 years) seens a script invoke DU during install... but I would like to get an example, if it's out there.. :-)