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  • Log & Capture Lockup

    Posted by Gerry Fraiberg on August 8, 2005 at 3:58 pm

    As a recent convert to Mac and Final Cut Pro, I have been introduced to the spinning beach ball. I’ve been experiencing frequent lockups of FCP5 during Log & Capture. The only way out, of course, is to force quit the program. I have repaired permissions and trashed preferences numerous times. Video is DV fed from Sony PD170 and now a DSR-11 deck. System = Power Mac G5, dual 2G, 1G RAM, 2 x 250GB WD SATA drives (system on one, media files on second dedicated drive). I am trying to remember anything that I may have done or in what order I did things, but nothing stands out in my mind. Sometimes it happens as I close the Log & Capture window. Fortunately it does not happen during every editing session.

    Any input is appreciated.

    Gerry Fraiberg

    Gerry Fraiberg replied 18 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Walter Biscardi

    August 8, 2005 at 5:32 pm

    Which version of FCP? What OS?

    RAM is a bit low, I would have at least 2GB in there to run FCP.

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  • Gerry Fraiberg

    August 8, 2005 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for the quick response. I’m running FCP 5.0.2 on OSX 10.4.2. I was just reviewing tape in Log & Capture mode, when the audio dropped out – no sound from internal speakers. I tried to refresh AV devices, and got the beach ball. Repaired permissions, then tried to start without trashing prefs, now FCP5 won’t load. I will once again trash prefs. And I’ll look into adding ram.

    Any other thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Gerry Fraiberg

  • Peter Salvia

    August 8, 2005 at 7:47 pm

    If you have the audio preview box checked, uncheck it.

    dual 2.7ghz G5 4GB ram ATI 9600 256mb capturing to G-RAID 320 via firewire 800 and I had the same results.

    Since the preview box has been unchecked, I haven’t had any more hang-ups.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    August 9, 2005 at 12:08 am

    Thanks Peter. That sounds like it might be a viable workaround, but it creates a problem for monitoring audio in Log & Capture. I’d have to connect the audio output from the DSR-11 to an external amp and speakers (no headphone jack on DSR-11). But it’s definitely worth a try. In the meantime, I’m going to follow Walter Biscardi’s suggestion and add more RAM. More is always better.

    Gerry

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