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  • gary adcock

    June 28, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I have been reading a number of posts about lack of stability with FCPX.

    i have to say my copies and not ever crashed on me.

    OK, I understand that the Apple demo machine has nothing else on it. it should not.

    But my other machine is a 15″ Macbookpro i7 ( thunderbolt) with 8G ram and a 250 G SSD, and this thing has the kitchen sync installed on it, and it has not crashed once with any media I have.

    If you are crashing alot, please give your hardware config and what you were doing. I use the console for monitoring what is going on with my machines when I am testing new stuff.

    gary adcock
    Studio37

    Post and Production Workflow Consultant
    Production and Post Stereographer
    Chicago, IL

    https://blogs.creativecow.net/24640

  • Craig Seeman

    June 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

    [gary adcock] “i have to say my copies and not ever crashed on me. “

    I have a truly messy machine. It crashed once the first time I opened FCPX and it’s been rock solid since. I keep it open all day long so I can play with it while I do other non editing video work.

    I’m using MacPro 3.1 (early 2008) with a “not supported” Radeon 5770, 8GB RAM, 4 internal hard drives (Boot, 2 for media, one bootcamp specifically for Windows 7 work), Matrox MXO2-LE always attached.

    I also did the “less preferable” install on it as I have FCS2009 also installed.

  • John Godden

    June 28, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Greetings

    I’m curious if FCP X can be installed on a non startup disk? I have FCS 3 installed on my startup disk and I’d prefer to NOT partition the disk as recommended by Apple.

    thanks
    JohnG

  • Tom Brooks

    June 28, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Mine’s crashed twice in the course of about 16 hours use, so far. I’ll have to see if I can report on what was going on at the time.

    This is on a Macbook Pro Core-2 Duo, 2.5 GHz with 6GB RAM, 750 GB HD and OS 10.6.8. Project and Event Library on 500GB 5400RPM external FW800 drive. I suspect that might be my problem. Media is from the Ripple Training program, optimized.

    At times (seemingly random), FCX seems laggy for a moment or two and then gets back to normal.

    I was basically skimming about in the timeline on one occasion. I may have been jumping between FCX and Facebook, where I was sending notes about FCX to a group of friends. FCX saved every last edit I had done and it started up where I left off at the crash.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    [Tom Brooks] ” I may have been jumping between FCX and Facebook”

    MBP 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDr2 SDRAM, OS 10.6.7.

    I’ve found that the issues come when anything else is open in the background, in my case that’s been Safari. No Safari, no problems or none that I’ve noticed. Safari plus Motion 5 leads to rapid meltdown via extreme lagginess.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Matt Callac

    June 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell]
    [Tom Brooks] ” I may have been jumping between FCX and Facebook”

    MBP 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDr2 SDRAM, OS 10.6.7.

    I’ve found that the issues come when anything else is open in the background, in my case that’s been Safari. No Safari, no problems or none that I’ve noticed. Safari plus Motion 5 leads to rapid meltdown via extreme lagginess.”

    I was having GUI interruptions jumping between FCPX and Firefox. When I don’t have anything else running, I dont’ seem to have as many problems…it might lag where I think it’s gonna crash but then it kicks back in

    -mattyc

  • Craig Seeman

    June 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    [Tom Brooks] “At times (seemingly random), FCX seems laggy for a moment or two and then gets back to normal.”

    Although I haven’t had crashes beyond the first couple of startups I does get laggy at times for me as well. It’s almost as if the cursor is still working but the program is slow to respond.

  • Jerry Hofmann

    June 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    It’s pretty stable here. I installed on the first day of release, before I read about the separate startup setups they say we should do. So it resides on the same disk as FCP 7. I’m stable here. Very stable, maybe I’m not pounding on FCP X hard enough yet. Just doing tutorials with it.

    That said, I’ve got it on a current 17″ MBP, and an older 3 gig 8 core. Stable both places so far. But these are very clean machines. I’ll likely partition, and reinstall though. Hey it’s a lot faster than FCS 7 install from opticals…

    Jerry

    Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: https://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

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  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I’d just like to confirm that my stability issues are almost certainly all related to trying to run another app on the same machine, whether before or during an FCPX session. If nothing else has been started, both FCPX and Motion run smoothly with FCPX on its own running very fast, but if I try to use Safari (even closing it before the session) it creates problems. Not wanting to waste much more time seeing what makes it crash, I’ll stick with this diagnosis for now!

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Rahul Duggal

    June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I guess its all because of FCP X vying for CPU Time with other applications running in the background that we are facing these crashes. Maybe running FCP X solo is the only way out (for now).

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