So many problems with FCE4 (Most importantly I can't import)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by FroColin, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. FroColin macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2008
    I have a 20" Aluminum iMac, 3 gb RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz. It's about two and a half years old. I have had Final Cut Express 4 for a couple years, and every once in a while it has major problems. I am trying to decide if I should just go back to iMovie (Which I hate) until I buy production premium CS5 or if I should reinstall. (This would be the fourth time I have reinstalled FCE)

    The problems include, crashing, this happens when I'm not using it or when I am. I can open it up, walk away from my computer and then come back ten minutes later and it will have crashed. Also it just stopped recognizing my camera, I have an Canon Vixia HF10 which is AVCHD so I have to log and transfer it. I did check and iMovie is recognizing the camera so it's not the cameras fault.

    Why does this keep happening to me? It it because I am doing stupid things or is my computer too old. Could the fact that I installed a very old version of Final Cut Studio have any thing to do with it? I thought I deleted all the files but maybe not.... Any help would be very much appreciated.
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
  3. FroColin thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2008
    Oh yes I forgot to mention this, I have a terabyte hard drive that I use for my capture scratch and also for the files them selfs. It has about 200 gbs left. The computers hard drive only has 15.

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