Spinning color wheel not death but slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cybor462, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. cybor462 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
    Hi all real new here.
    I have only used a MAC for the last 5 months and only when editing video. I needed FCP so I got a Mac Pro Here are the specs
    2 Quads 3.2 GHZ Intel
    10 gigs ram
    2-1 TB sata drives (used for editing) 1-500 gig sata system drive.
    Memory is 800 Mhz Dimms
    Running SL ver 10.6.2

    That should suffice.

    Running FCP suite 2

    The spinning wheel only started after SL was installed. What happens now, it did not happen before SL, when I am working in any of the FCP suite programs everything is very sluggish, of course the wheel occurs whenever I try to do anything.

    I tried the disk utility and it shows fine. There is a SUID error but after searching for hours I see that Apple says it is normal.

    This is my problem. I know next to nothing about MACs as I still use PC's for everything else. I do not even surf the web with the MAC. It is online and is only used to get software updates and to upload video to my website when needed.

    I have spent all day trying to find the answers and have not found them.

    Apple wants to sell me their Enterprise Solutions package for 1K so I do not bother with them. I have started a very small video business (trying should be the spotlight here) as I have only spent 30+K so far to earn 2K gross so far. I do not need the computer to wack out on me now.

    I had a friend (no longer a friend) that twisted my arms to buy the SL OS. I am used to Windows where you never ugrade until they release the next version. I was going to wait but he said, APPLE is the bomb, they only release bug free OS versions. SO I bought it and yep got trouble.

    Is there any help out there?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    SL is the next version, like Windows 7 is to Windows Vista.

    It's just not as fancy on the surface.

    If you have that much trouble with SL, you can always re-install Leopard (10.5) if you had better experience then.

    Also when exactly does the beachball occur?

    What kind of footage do you edit and do sequence and clip settings correspond to each other?

    And why the hell did you spend 30K for a system you seem to know not much about?

    Windows is fine for many editing jobs, it just does not come with FCS.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard - shortcuts
  3. cybor462 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
  4. cybor462 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
    The links
    Well not anything I did not already know. I guess I did not make my level of know how with MACs clear. I know all the basic stuff, just do not know the ins and outs like I know PC's

    MY bad for not explaining better.

    None of which applies to the spinning wheel issue.

    Thanks for your help.

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