System in this case is ; G5 Quad 2.5 ghz 8 gigs ram non-ecc Hi I ran into a canoodle with Motion.(Final Cut Studio 2) I've been watching the activity monitor and discovered that ; in motion (FCS 2) sometime into the middle of my project, half my ram is suddenly consumed. Stuff gets sluggish, although I can still work.. It's weirdness cause at the start of the project there is no more than 15 to 20 % ram in use. Typically, at this point I have already introduced all the media and generators I need so you'd think the ram would get used up at this point. But ram is, all of a sudden, used up without any changes or additional media except for minor adjustments and tweaks. For now the method I have come up with as a work-around, is to save my work/quit the app/ re-start the app/// This is ok but in time the same thing happens even if I just go away for a while getting coffee or whatever, and return to my work. I sure wish there were some method of recovering ram on the fly.... Anyone ever had an app do this sort of thing happen ?? What can one do to recover ram without having to quit out or reboot ??