5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 9, 2013 8:03 PM by Tom Wolsky
aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just started using final cut pro on my iMac and I've noticed the performance is horrible. I have an event with about 20-30 clips in them, each 10-20 seconds long. The videos are shot using a DSLR using 60p with the AVCHD format. Even when I tried to scroll the event browser, the lag is 2-3 seconds long. The panel doesn't even scroll smoothly.


Here are my specs of the iMac.


Hardware Overview:


  Model Name:          iMac

  Model Identifier:          iMac13,2

  Processor Name:          Intel Core i5

  Processor Speed:          2.9 GHz

  Number of Processors:          1

  Total Number of Cores:          4

  L2 Cache (per Core):          256 KB

  L3 Cache:          6 MB

  Memory:          24 GB

  Boot ROM Version:          IM131.010A.B05

  SMC Version (system):          2.11f14



Do I need a better machine to operate final cut pro?