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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.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,”

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • 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?


    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.


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