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Question: Out of memory error FCP 7

I'm running FCP 7 on a Macbook Pro 13 inch (about 3 years old). Specs are:

Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5

Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

500gb hard drive with 345gb free


It usually runs fine, but this week I've been getting an error message about not enough memory for new or old projects. Even started a brand new project and adding a video to the timeline causes this issue.


Restarting or shutting down for a few minutes hasn't fixed the issue.


I haven't had this issue with any other programs.


Can anyone help?

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May 19, 2015 4:50 AM in response to ozmerican In response to ozmerican

Quite often "out of memory" errors don't involve memory at all - they involve the use of noncompliant material, e.g. CMYK or Grayscale colorspace for still images and some wonky non I frame video codec e.g. Mpeg 4, H.264, or whatever


The way to fix this is to make sure that ALL still images are in the RGB colorspace and your video is either ProRes, DV or HDV - with ProRes being the preferred format.


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May 19, 2015 4:50 AM

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Jun 9, 2015 7:54 AM in response to ozmerican In response to ozmerican

Hi there,


I am having the exact same problem.

I am running a late 2011 Macbook Pro.


I have been trying to render an old project in Final Cut Pro 7 and every time I tried it said "you don't have the right codec". I checked for updates for the system and found one for video formats. Downloaded and didn't work. Funny thing is they have been releasing new updates every day since i started having the problem so I am guessing they are trying to fix it and I am not the only one having this problem.


After the last update the message in fcp 7 changed to "out of memory" but I have enough memory. Tried changing the codec to ProRes 422 but didn't work neither.


Some of the videos previews in Quicktime don't work either.


Anybody has any suggestion on how to fix this problem for FCP 7 to be able to render my projects?


Thanks

Jun 9, 2015 7:54 AM

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Jun 9, 2015 8:20 AM in response to anaschaz In response to anaschaz

h264 IS NOT an acceptable format for editing in fcp. It may work for a while but eventually things will go south as you've discovered. Convert all the h264 material to prores using compressor. You may be able to use the media manager within fcp to do the conversion. Sometimes works.

Jun 9, 2015 8:20 AM

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Jun 9, 2015 8:32 AM in response to Michael Grenadier In response to Michael Grenadier

the files have been working for many years, might not be ideal, but suddenly stopped working At the same time than QuickTime preview... So I am guessing has something to do with the update. Is there anything else to be done that is not converting hundreds of files?

Jun 9, 2015 8:32 AM

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Jun 9, 2015 9:15 AM in response to anaschaz In response to anaschaz

Make your sequence active and go to file: Media Manager and setup appropriately. Make sure the target setting matches your pixel dimensions and frame rate. I don't think Media Manager will work with material whose frame rate doesn't match your sequence frame rate. Post back with any questions User uploaded file

Jun 9, 2015 9:15 AM

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