Final Cut X.1.1 Slow To Open On nMP

Switchfoot

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Oct 8, 2004
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I've noticed FCPX has slowed down it's opening sequence significantly on my nMP (25 seconds). I'm on a dual monitor setup, 8 core 32gb, and my current project is maybe 20-30 seconds long.

Any ideas?

EDIT: OK, now I'm just confused. I created a new library and hid all the others and moved them out of the movies folder. Still had the hang. However, out of desperation I pulled my SD card from my camera and plugged it back in and presto- FCPX starts up in 2 seconds now. Mind you, I never imported from the card- I always copy over any media to my HD, then import to FCPX.

EDIT 2: One more piece to the puzzle before I quit for the night. The SD trick I mentioned earlier only works for the first few minutes- then FCPX returns to the 25 seconds startup unless I eject and reinsert the SD card. I've deleted all my libraries and events, I've deleted the 3 pref files, nothing. I've created a test account, and FCPX runs lightning fast on it. Guess I'll reinstall while I sleep, but I'd love if anyone had any other advice!
 
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Switchfoot

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Oct 8, 2004
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Reinstalled FCPX last night- still over 20 seconds to open. Guess I'm stuck moving everything to a new user account.
 

ChrisA

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Why do you care how long an app takes to start up? You only do that once then let it run for weeks. Make the computer sleep when not in use.

I think FCP looks for libraries on every mounted device when it starts. SD cards are devices but darn slow devices. It is searching the card

You can verify this by using Activity Monitor

But why are you quitting and restarting FCP so frequently?