4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2013 1:22 PM by Tony Reidsma
Tony Reidsma Level 1 (55 points)

Everything was going peachy.... till I accumulated many events and projects.


I'm on a maxed out 6 month old macbook pro


Any advice on managing projects so that my workflow speeds up again would be great.


My rendering is taking for ever now....





  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

    Sounds like you need Event Manager X  ...............  the best $4.99  I ever spent.




    As I'm in the UK it was something like £3.50 !


    You should also be storing your projects and events on an external hard drive and not the MBP's internal one.

  • Tony Reidsma Level 1 (55 points)

    Thanks Ian,


    I bought it and the start up and managing projects / events certainly has sped up, but the rendering issue is still there.


    Here's what I ended up doing....


    I bought that app you suggested and I am going to use it, it's great.... But what really helped is turning off Background Rendering. That was sucking all the life out of my computer.


    I don't keep anything on my computer, but on a Lacie T-bolt dual hard drive....





  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

    Yes, a lot of people swear by turning off the background render, though I've never really noticed any difference.


    I don't know why it slows things down because theoretically it only start up 5 seconds after you stop editing and shuts down the moment you continue  ................  maybe it still continues rendering at a slower rate.

  • Tony Reidsma Level 1 (55 points)

    In theory this is true, but in practice it's real anchor in processing.


    The app is constantly triggering / de-triggering the render function, which taxes the processor.


    I'm really close to going back to Adobe Premiere pro again. I just get the feeling that APPLE isn't focused. Before I updated to the latest version of FCPX rendering was faster, so all I can assume is in the update somewhere, things went foul.