Working with 4K is frustratingly sluggish. For example, when:
- adding a transition and wanting to view it immediately without waiting several seconds for it to render.
- scrubbing in the timeline is not smooth.
- can’t play-back transcoded 4K in the timeline without dropped frames. Forced to use proxies.
A couple FCPX Notes:
I always transcode to ProRes on import.
I almost always export to H.264.
Most of my footage comes from the Sony A7III and Phantom 4 Pro.
I recently upgraded both CPU’s and GPU; noticed almost no real-world difference when editing.
I recently learned the SATA 2 bus in the cMP is a known I/O bottleneck.
So, I/O is where I’d appreciate some coaching, please.
My boot drive is a 500GB Crucial SSD.
My FCPX libraries live on a 6TB WDC HD.
Does anyone have any specific thoughts about what I need to do to make my Mac Pro chew through 4K effortlessly?
Do you think I need a/some NVMe SSD's in a PCIe Adaptor to speed things up? If so... which products?
Thanks very much!
Mid 2010 Mac Pro 5,1
Dual 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon (X5680’s)
Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580
48GB > 6 x 8gb > 1333 MHz DDR3
OS X > I0.14.6 Mojave
Firmware > 184.108.40.206.0
Final Cut Pro 10.4.7
in its preferences FcpX has two check marks for" warning drop frames messages" ("general" or specifically hard drive related ) please thick both. and... what does the message say ? this is the first diagnosis
then you are reading 4K from a single Hard Drive ? You need at least two of those babies RAIDED , mandatory
aside from the speed of the hard drive it should not be that sluggish with a RX 580, specially if Optimised