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Old January 22nd, 2008, 09:34 PM   #46
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Could you outline your system a little more in detail? I have a Dual 2GHz G5, 2.5GB RAM, 10.4.11, FCP 6.0.2, two regular drives internal, ATI XT800XT 256, SATA card in slot 2 or 3, two striped drives out in an external box talking to the SATA card. Sony MXF driver, EX importer 2.1, both working fine.

I see the clips, can play them well in the Sony player, but as soon as I import them into 6.0.2 I get massive wait times for clips to load and stuttering motion.

Can't figure it out. The original files are on the same striped drives, and both they and the imported QT files play fine without stuttering. It's just the FCP 6.0.2 that's doing it...


What's going on?

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I'll 2nd Eric. It's amazing that my aging Dual G5 can handle XDCAM without a hitch. FCP 6.0.2 is a spectacular edit system. Apple and Sony really jumped on EX1 compatibility.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:05 PM   #47
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I've seen that behavior from time to time on my MacBook Pro and have never been able to pinpoint it. Takes like 5 to 8 seconds after you hit play for the clip to start, and then its playback is tenuous.

I don't have a solution except to say that since it happens on my Intel, it's probably not a G5 thing.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #48
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Hey Eric
Maybe it's a QT 7.4 thing?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:52 PM   #49
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Dual 2.3GHz, PCI-X slots empty, 1.5GB RAM, AGP slot ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB VRAM, Hitachi 500MB 2nd internal hard drive, OS 10.4.11, FCP 6.0.2, QT 7.3.1
So we're talking about minimal system and XDCAM EX play without issue in FCP. No spinning beach balls. I have less RAM and less VRAM than you.

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Craig

Could you outline your system a little more in detail? I have a Dual 2GHz G5, 2.5GB RAM, 10.4.11, FCP 6.0.2, two regular drives internal, ATI XT800XT 256, SATA card in slot 2 or 3, two striped drives out in an external box talking to the SATA card. Sony MXF driver, EX importer 2.1, both working fine.

I see the clips, can play them well in the Sony player, but as soon as I import them into 6.0.2 I get massive wait times for clips to load and stuttering motion.

Can't figure it out. The original files are on the same striped drives, and both they and the imported QT files play fine without stuttering. It's just the FCP 6.0.2 that's doing it...


What's going on?

Chris
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:22 PM   #50
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Hey Eric
Maybe it's a QT 7.4 thing?
I can't remember, but I think it happened before 7.4.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:28 PM   #51
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I'll try to reinstall QT 7.3 and see if that helps any. I have 7.4.0 installed. You never know...
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 04:50 PM   #52
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If you have Time Machine working, I've read (on the link below) that you can use that to go back to 7.3, though I honestly wouldn't know exactly what to keep or throw away.

More info on 7.3 vs. 7.4 here:

http://arstechnica.com/journals/appl...7-4-update-yet
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