CPU Usage While Using Final Cut Pro X?

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  1. MJNBGA macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Well, I'm using the 2011 13" i5 MBP, and I do a bit of editing using FCP X. Sometimes it freezes up, but iStat Pro says that the CPU usage is only 5%. So I guess my question is why doesn't the application take full advantage of the resources?

    Thanks. :D
     
  2. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    The real resource intensive task is when you export the video
     
  3. MJNBGA thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that. That's when it happens. ?
     
  4. kyle1320 macrumors regular

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  5. MJNBGA thread starter macrumors regular

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    4 GBs of 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM. Gets up to 50% while exporting.
     
  6. kyle1320 macrumors regular

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    As in, 50% still free? I find when I get down to around 400MB free things start getting really slow / freeze. Is it crashing?
     
  7. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    FCP X is so buggy at this point that I wouldn't blame anything on your machine yet. It has its issues on my 15" as well.
     

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