Final Cut Pro lagging on SR MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Stang68, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Stang68 macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I recently got my new SR MacBook Pro and I absolutely love it. It is my first Mac, even though I have been using Final Cut Pro for the past 5 years in high school and college. I got Final Cut Pro for my MBP and put a Quicktime movie on a timeline, just to play around with and see how it runs and I noticed that for some reason, Final Cut is lagging. I drag the pointer on the timeline and it is behind me. It is slow. I dont know what could be causing this. I have the high end 15" MBP with 2 GB of memory, so I dont think thats the problem. I also have a 120GB external Lacie drive, which is where I am saving all of my video. What could be causing Final Cut Pro to be lagging?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    What Version Of Final Cut Pro?

    What version of Final Cut Pro? Needs to be at least 5.1UB (a part of Final Cut Studio 1 - the only way you can buy FCP any more) to run properly on that Mac. Upgrade to Final Cut Studio 2 (includes FCP 6) from any older COMMERCIAL version of FCP 1-4.5 is $699. No path from any Academic version to Commercial any more.

    Was only $199 to COMMERCIAL 5.1UB from ALL VERSIONS of 4/4.5 and all parts AND upgrade versions of PPC Production Suite (including Academic versions) until March 20. Did you miss that boat? It was an offer that was out there for a full year.

    Also, make sure you add TWO 2GB sticks into that model ASAP to get the full benefit of running all those Final Cut Studio 1 or 2 applications on there.

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