Final Cut Pro X lag on rMBP?

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  1. PEN10k macrumors regular

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    I just got Final Cut Pro x on my baseline 15" rMBP.
    Iv'e seen a ton of videos where people are testing FCP X on the same machine, and it runs buttery smooth in those videos.
    But when I play around with it, it lags and are very choppy, even when I'm playing around with a simple title?

    Have anyone experienced the same? Or does anyone know the reason for this, and a potential fix?

    Thanks,
    PEN10k
     
  2. markus843 macrumors regular

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    I heard resetting the SMC works, I don't really know if it does ;)
     
  3. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't had problems with my config (listed below), though it's a step up from the base model. Question: are you editing source files on your SSD or on an external drive?
     
  4. PEN10k thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll give it a try. :)
    - How is it exactly you do it?

    I've seen Tldtoday's video on youtube about the 2,3 rMBP, the same one that I have, and it doesn't lag whatsoever on his machine.
    And I do it on my SSD.
     
  5. markus843 macrumors regular

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
     
  6. PEN10k thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. markus843 macrumors regular

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    No problem :)
     
  8. chmodme macrumors member

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    I use an early 2011 15" MBP, core i7, 256Gb SSD, and a second 256 SSD in the optical bay, and I had to bump it to 16GB RAM as I edit a very high amount of FCP X.

    With 8GB I was experiencing lag and periodic crashing (logs reflecting memory bleed).

    I cannot tell you with certainty it will help you, but it absolutely helped me.

    You have plenty of CPU and your SSD is plenty fast - it leaves little else to consider.

    regards,

    chmodme
     
  9. PEN10k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, thanks for the tip. :)
     

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