Mac Pro Getting slow with FCP 7

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rei101, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys.

    I have my classic Mac Pro and running FCP 7, also doing renderings in compressor. But is getting very slow, a month ago a render in compressor used to take 20 minutes and now is taking more than an hour. I do batch render a lot of stuff.

    And the same thing in the new iMacs, FCP is giving beach balls after 2 hours of use. We have 2 iMacs and a Mac Mini and we get those issues as well.

    I do not know if resetting the P-Ram or what to do.

    Any experience?

    Thank you.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    When was the last time you restarted all the machines? Are they in a Cluster?
    I render out a lot in Compressor and I get better results after a restart.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Is the disk that holds your video files getting full? Lots of contiguous disk pace helps. SSD helps even more.

    When it is slow, run Activity Monitor. It's in Applications/utilities folder. It will tell you where the bottle neck is, RAM, disk CPU... watch it while the system is compressing and while it's not. It will provide some concrete data. Then come back here and tell us what you saw.
     
  4. rei101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I never succeed in making Compressor 4.07 to run in a cluster.
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    did you restart? Are your HDD almost full?
     

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