6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 1:35 PM by giancarlofromeeuu
giancarlofromeeuu Level 1 (0 points)

I downloaded the trial version of Final Cut with maybe the idea to buy.

It continues to crashes...though I don't lose the latest edits...just absolutely annoying...is it the best this app can do?

I have a prety big (power) imac

so it is not really bout minimun requirements

Let me know



iMac, iOS 6.1.1, 16 Gb 2Tb
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    It would help if we had the complete specs of your system and your media and what you're doing. Can't really trouble shoot "it crashes" without the computer or some information.

  • giancarlofromeeuu Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks I guess I was trying to push more info but didn't come out.

    Here the story


    I am editing a series of GOPRO trailers (30mps) HD

    The app seems to work fine but I notice has some difficulties to keep up with the frames.

    I was just using the razor to trim or do other basic functions and suddenly it crashes.

    It reopens with no loss...great mac.


    my system is 3.4 Ghz Core i7

    CPU : 16 gb 1333 Mhz DDR3

    Graphics :AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB

    Software : OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)

  • giancarlofromeeuu Level 1 (0 points)

    The error Log is big I guess you received it. Or you want me to cut and past it here?



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    GoPro is usually H.264 in an MPEG-4 wrapper. This media should be optimized in FCP or converted before it's brought into the application. Check the frame rate of the original files in the QT player's movie inspector. See if they are 30fps or 29.97. Check the audio as well. It's probably compressed. Optimizing will convert it to uncompressed. What drives are you using? The internal? A fast external would serve you better, especially with optimized media.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    I didn't get it, and I don't understand them anyway. Digital Rebellion has some very good tools that you might want to investigate including a Crash Analyzer.

  • giancarlofromeeuu Level 1 (0 points)


    I will have a look at it.

    I will see how to optimize it

    thanks for the input