Scrubbing stutters in FCP X on MBP 13" 2011

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kristoffer4, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

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    When I scrub a clip in the preview video it jumps a little. So what would it take to have smooth real time scrubing? I am using a MBP 13" core i5 2011 model. I am still on 10.6 latest. I have 4 GB Ram.

    So more Ram?
    SSD?
     
  2. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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  3. kristoffer4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    GPU is definitely the bottleneck on those laptops. SSD would make a bigger difference than RAM but 8GB of RAM will help for editing. It all depends on how often you use the machine to edit. If you use it every day, get the upgrades. If you only edit a couple times per month then it's not worth it to upgrade RAM + SSD maybe just get the SSD because it will make everything else snappier too.
     
  5. cwebb4 macrumors newbie

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    i have the latest mbp 13 inch, i5. and would like to run fcpx without problems, would using seperate drives for scratch/ media make a big difference, i was even contemplating a thunderbolt drive, or maybe raid is ok?
     
  6. floh macrumors 6502

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    Yes, storing the data on a seperate drive will help. Even a single Firewire drive will already improve things significantly.

    Going for a Thunderbolt array or SSD would probably only be necessary if you are scrolling through clips very fast and very often or if you are doing multicam edits a lot.

    The seperate drive already helped a lot on my way slower and really old Core2Duo MBP back in January when it was still alive... :(
     

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