2 hours to download FCPX really

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by drexl5, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. drexl5 macrumors member

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    I just tested my internet speed and im getting 30mbps down wth why is it so slow :(
     
  2. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular

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    You should be grateful. I have 1 Mb.

    Sorry but I just hate threads like this.
     
  3. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    .......Because it was just released......And tons of people are also downloading it wondering the same thing......
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Jun 21, 2011
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    You could just download the 50GB of FCS 3 if you want.
    Anyway, Motion 5 took 30 minutes on my average sized ... line.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Do you mean motion 5?

    At OP. Does it really matter? Is there a project you need to finish tonight? 2 hours is probably faster than driving to your local store and buying FCS3 and then driving back and then spending the next few hours installing of the DVDs.

    Be patient, you'll be playing in no time!
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Do I look like I meant Motion 5? Are you serious?
    Nah, I meant Motion 5, I was just confused, as Compressor is still version 4 (and still looks the same, which is kinda a letdown, as the interface could have been easily simplified and brought in line with FCP X and M5.
     
  7. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    I always thought compressor looked much to space age for FCS3. Now I think it sits nicely with the FCPx M5 looks. Although, I'm not really sure how you could have made it anymore funky?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    I didn't mean more funky, but more in line with the FCP X / M5 line, like having only one window and several tabs for the steps or something like that.
    If I would be proficient enough with PS and creating UI elements, I would whip out some mockup, but as of now, I have to work.
     
  9. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    I only downloaded FCPX and it took me 20min exactly.
     
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    I don't know why people care so much about how Compressor looks. Really, we should care more about what the new version SHOULD have been: 64-bit and no more buggy QMaster clusters for multi-core encoding. But what we got in version 4.0 is 3.5 with a bit of polish and some extra presets. Yawn.
     
  12. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Yes, true. But if you have to install it again, it's another
    download? And if you have to install it on 20 machines,
    that requires 20 separate downloads?
     
  13. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    What's stopping you from downloading it once and putting it on an external harddrive and installing it on the others?
     
  14. Paratel macrumors 6502

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    Not saying that I don't have internet but what about those few folks out there that edit video that don't have internet access on their Macs and want to get FCPX? is there another way to get it outside of the app store?
     
  15. Soura2112 macrumors 6502

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    My DL time

    My download time was awhile, not sure exactly because I left after 20mins to let it do it's thing on my Mac Pro. This was when the news hit, so I'm guessing the store may have been getting a lot of downloads, later that night I downloaded it on my MacBook Pro and it was linder 10 min. Maybe it was just getting my copy from my account, not sure. Motion took longer on my MacBook Pro then on my Mac Pro and I downloaded it first on my Mac Pro. So I'm not sure what was going on.
    I see the pros and cons on FCX, though my Sony 560v videos were up super fast, no using iMovie imports or other work arounds. So that right there was great. Trust me I have cons, but at the moment it's just getting used to the new interface.
    While playingnwith FCX the first time I accidentally told the machine to get lots of video from my desktop, some even burned movies (legal) and they came up fast and looked amazing. I was shocked it took a VTS folder in without me having to tell it to do anything. Granted I didn't want it there plus it took up some GBs till I deleted it. But it was a very cool accident that showed ease of use with many formats. This only shows ease of formats, not the rest of what we need...yet. Still playing with FCX.
     
  16. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    Took me 20 minutes here. I got lucky and downloaded it within the hour it was released within the app store.
     
  17. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    I don't know. What is the method you'd use there? Is the download
    an installer package? Is it as easy as copying that?
     

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