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Question: Slow import FCPX 10.4

Why the import is so slow.?

The camera is Sony pxw x70, XAVC codec. I have 2 imac's one with new 10.4 and the older 10.3.4 and the importing same files on the new FCPX takes forever, while the other imac on the 10.3.4 import the files in minutes.

Same setting on import for both computers.. what is wrong with 10.4 ?

thx

marek

iMac with Retina 5K display, macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Dec 23, 2017 3:00 AM in response to LioMan In response to LioMan

I totally agree with you on this.


I have a Mac Pro 8core with 64 Gb ram and it was running superb on HD and 4k footage and since the time I upgraded to 10.4 version, everything seems to have slow down..a normal playback is also slow..


Apple are you listening ?

Dec 23, 2017 3:00 AM

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Feb 3, 2018 12:58 PM in response to Tess64 In response to Tess64

Problem solved by disabling the "real time" protection of my anti-virus. I never had to do that before the upgrade but doing so has solved all my slow issues in 10.4. When I reboot, I have to remember to disable it every time before starting to edit.

Feb 3, 2018 12:58 PM

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Feb 5, 2018 10:26 PM in response to Tom Wolsky In response to Tom Wolsky

People should definitely have a reputable antivirus on any computer that's attached to the Internet. Even if you're on a Mac, you should have antivirus. I'm a cyber security analyst for a large defense contractor. Believe me when I say this. 🙂

Feb 5, 2018 10:26 PM

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Feb 5, 2018 10:35 PM in response to Tom Wolsky In response to Tom Wolsky

You're moderately protected if all you're doing is editing video on the machine and not surfing the web, opening email, etc., on the machine. It's still risky on any machine receiving software updates over the internet; hackers are getting very crafty and legitimate downloads can often be infected. I'll leave it at that. 🙂

Feb 5, 2018 10:35 PM

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Feb 25, 2018 8:51 AM in response to mm360 In response to mm360

I have the same problem. Not only is importing extremely slow, but on 2 occasions I returned to my iMac to find that it had restarted! My work flow begins by copying MOV files from the SD cards to a Thunderbolt RAID 1 comprised of 2 hard disks. Then I import to FCX and my Library is on a Thunderbolt RAID 0 comprised of 4 SSD, so no storage excuses. Also, I have never had antivirus on my video editing iMac.

Feb 25, 2018 8:51 AM

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