How do you give Final Cut CPU Priority?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by oceanzen, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. oceanzen macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2006
    Madrid, España
    How do you give Final Cut CPU Priority?

    I have a new 8 core 2.8GHz Mac Pro with Final Cut Studio 2, Leopard and 4 GB Ram.

    The CPUs show they are only using about 20%, is there are a way to boost it?

  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    FCP itself can only address 2 cores.

    When exporting, you can use Compressor which can use all 8 by using a virtual cluster. But for this to work, you export a reference movie of your timeline and bring that into Compressor (you can't simply Export via Compressor).

    If you run a search in the Mac Pro forum, there is a thread about creating clusters in Qmaster. Creative Cow also had a podcast entry recently that specifically addressed this.

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