Final Cut Pro X beachball for a tiny bit on pressing play?

Floris

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I got the latest iMac 2017 model with 1TB SSD and 580 8gb GPU and i7 CPU.
iMovie is quite slick and smooth with 4k material and I don't really notice any issues.
Using Final Cut Pro X I started noticing that even on smaller clips and bigger clips, regardless of resolution, that editing is a bit annoying because pressing space to play.. it just kinda freezes with a beachball for quarter to half a sec and then plays. Which is annoying, because you miss that first fraction of a second of a short clip that needs precise editing. Is this common, or a common newbie mistake?

When I see others do 6k clips etc they press their location in the timeline, press space, and it plays what appears instantly.. but in final cut pro x on this mac it seems not be that experience right now.

Hopefully someone recognizes this and can tell me what I might be overlooking.
 

Floris

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Thanks, yeah, they are.. well, with the imac pro there's a new build for FCP coming, hopefully that will address it.

checking that forum out you linked to, thank you!
 

iwantsimple

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I'm having this problem with random apps. I feel like perhaps other apps have not updated enough to keep up with HS? Not sure, though.