Log and Transfer very slow

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  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    So i'm L&T some AVCHD footage and the transcoding is taking forever. Its been almost an hour and a half and i'm still on my first clip. Any ideas as to why it's taking so long. I've been doing this workflow since September and it has never been this slow.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you checked Activity Monitor and seen, if L&T is using all available CPU?
     
  3. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    it said that Final Cut Pro was using about 30-40% :confused:
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    And the rest of the processes? Did al processes accumulate to 100/200%?
     
  5. puckhead193, Apr 12, 2011
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    puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Nope it didn't top out at 100%
    would deleting the preferences help?
     

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  6. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Anyone have an ideas as why all of a sudden my transfers are slow?
     
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  8. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah... I checked everything I could think of. Hdd cables restarting plist etc etc it's freaking annoying
     
  9. Voodoophone macrumors member

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    Did you ever find a solution?
    I'm suddenly having this happen to me now.
    Even tried re-installing my entire system from scratch.

    L+T works normally on the first clip, then slows right down.
    Frustrating as ******
     
  10. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    This is why I despise AVCHD....been using Automator to convert my AVCHD .MTS files to .M4V files (takes like less than a minute) then batch convert to ProRes and import to FCP...that way I don't have to watch my footage take 8 hours to transcode into nothing! AVCHD never transcodes for me....took me 20 hours once to edit 17 minutes of AVCHD....its ridiculous! I can transcode H.264 from any other container!
     
  11. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    I think I just restarted my computer and it was "normal speed" I don't remember.
    I got a new main camera, sony ex1r which uses SxS cards which records as XDCAM and i'm match happier. 2 hours of footages takes minutes to transcode and takes up nothing on my external drives. I now need to find a cheap alternative for my b-cam (canon vixia which is AVCHD) to something else so I don't have to render. Ideas?
     
  12. rushhourofbabel macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    I hope someone is still around from 2012...

    When I open FCP 7, my Log and Transfer starts off humming at a normal speed. Activity monitor shows 350-400% CPU usage for FCP. Withing 5 minutes, all of a sudden, it drops to 35-45%, and L and T slows right dowwwwnnnnn with it.

    This happens no matter what programs I have open.

    I've tried:
    - Trashing preferences.
    - Using different hard drives.
    - Copying the .mts files to a hard drive first (so as not to use the SD card reader).
    - Restarting computer.

    Any ideas?
     

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