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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Hi

I am working on a project of, which is shooted on 2k formate using cineform. I am using fcp 6.0 for editing and i am not using any raid. now I am facing a problem from playback issues

1. not playing on realtime, sometime it stop on a frame for 2 two frame duration some time it skips the frame to play.

2. I am also having another problem with out of memory problem when i rendered and export some small clip.
double dual xeon processor 3.2
4 gb ram

3. I have install NTFS 3G to access the NTFS but now I am having problem with read only problem. how i can get ride off these problems

please help me
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Old January 29th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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I am guessing you are dealing with multiple factors that are contributing to your problems, and some of the factors are beyond my own personal experience, but here are a few thoughts:

Your processor is probably fine, but for that type of workflow, you could probably benefit from more RAM. (Not sure how much it will help with this specific scenario, though, as I think other factors may be even more important.)

I have used NTFS 3G in the past, without any problems at all. But I've only used it in cases of client data storage necessities. I wouldn't even consider it for editing work. It provides a workaround for Mac Based functionality. Consider managing your FCP media data on an external drive formatted to Mac OS Extended (not journaled). That is what FCP and your OS expects to work best with.

Not using any RAID? Use RAID, especially with 2k.

The primary problem is likely with your external drive, and/or how it is connected to your setup. Can you offer more information about these details? This will help determine how best to respond to your situation - with things like eSATA, Offline editing, Matrox, or using ProRes options.

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