Final Cut Express HD viewer lagging

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by itsagoblin, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. itsagoblin macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2011
    I have final cut express 40.1
    I have a new Nikon D5100, takes amazing videos
    When I bring it into final cut express it lags really badly in the viewer. I have it so small where it's like at 12% it's even worse if it's any bigger.
    The videos are directly on my mac. I have tons of room on my hard drive.
    I don't know what it is! it's really annoying. When I render the videos it's totally fine. But it's going to take me so much longer to make this video if I can't see what I want directly in the viewer. HELP? I have a deadline!
  2. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Are you using Log and Transfer to bring in your D5100 clips?
  3. WestSt macrumors member

    May 9, 2010
    In any case, it's highly recommended to NOT have your media files on the same drive as your OS and software. Don't know if it's the reason in your case (could be TONS of other reasons), but very well could be. Try moving your media files to another internal or external (FireWire) drive.

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