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Hennet thanks user 'smg669' in the forum message ' FCPX stops responding to playback commands.'. 10 months ago
Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'FCPX stops responding to playback commands.' in the forum. 11 months ago

I'd just like to confirm that the issue is indeed caused by monitoring audio with a Buetooth device. In my case, a pair of Plantronics headphones. Disconnecting the device and monitoring via analog output fixes the problem immediately. This is happening on a Late 2015 27" iMac Retina.
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Eric thanks user 'smg669' in the forum message ' FCPX & Bluetooth Headphones Problem...Help'. 1 year ago
Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'FCPX & Bluetooth Headphones Problem...Help' in the forum. 1 year ago

This appears to be a bug that started happening with either a fairly recent OSX or FCPX update. I suspect it might have been the OSX 10.4.5 update. I've been chasing this bug for a while, and it was this thread that tipped me off to the Bluetooth issue:
www.fcp.co/fcp-forum/4-final-cut-pro-x-f...to-playback-commands

The only remedy for now is to plug the headphones in to the analog jack and disconnect from Bluetooth. And obviously submit feedback to Apple.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'FCPX stops responding to playback commands.' in the forum. 1 year ago

Redifer wrote:

This is a common problem. You don't need to completely quit FCP, just double-click on the project in the browser. The project/timeline reloads and all is well. This usually happens when copy/pasting transitions, I find.

I don't think that is the issue being described. At least it isn't for me. Double clicking to re-open the same Project (or even a different project) does not solve the issue.

After a period of time, when try to execute playback in the main timeline (either using the Spacebar or Menu Command) I get a brief instance of cursor beachball and then no playback. FCPX in general becomes sluggish. Same thing happens with trying to playback source clips in the Event Browser.

If I restart FCPX (just the app - not the whole system) all is back to normal.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'FCPX stops responding to playback commands.' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hey, I think I'm experiencing the same issue. iMac late 2015, OSX 10.14.5, FCPX 10.4.6. When it happens to you, are you unable to click/drag the playback head in the timeline and skimming stops working on the timeline – but still works in the event browser?

Just started happening recently after updating my OS and FCPX one after the other.

Trashed FCPX preferences. Haven't tried a clean re-install of FCPX or the OS yet.

S
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'Apple's new iMac commercial showcases Premiere' in the forum. 2 years ago

And it looks like an old iMac.
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Redifer wrote:

I seemed to have figured it out! It has to do with "Better Performance" vs "Better Quality". I always have my stuff set to "Better Quality". If I change it to "Better Performance" the changes appear right away. Set it back to "Better Quality" and the changes actually go away.

Are the sections that this happens rendered (i.e. do they require rendering)? Maybe FCPX is rendering the section you have the PNG in and when you revise the PNG FCPX isn't smart enough to know that the file is changed and that the section requires re-rendering. Hence it is only displaying the render file which still reflects the original PNG file. Perhaps the Performance/Quality toggle is allowing you to bypass the rendered file? I would look into that as well.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'Automatic horizontal leveller' in the forum. 2 years ago

Interesting thought. It would be possible through image analysis to have a plugin guess at a correct horizon adjustment. Some images would be dead simple - images where you can actually see a straight horizon. Otherwise it would have to look for various vertical/horizontal edges in the image and correct for those.

In the mean time, I recommend the FREE Dashwood Level Horizon plugin that is part of their Editor Essentials package in FxFactory. It automatically scales the image up to allow for the horizon shift and includes a handy grid overlay to assist in determining the proper horizon.
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Redifer wrote:

Yes. Or if I restart FCPX that usually works too.

Well, your story has changed significantly then. Your initial posts implied that the changes just didn't show up at all, ever. Now you're saying that they do show up, but there is a delay – and that sometimes an app restart is required?

That sounds like a system/configuration issue/glitch. It sometimes takes a few beats for my media to relink and/or update – but not the kind of time you're talking about. I keep my media external from the Library .fcpbundle, but that shouldn't be the issue.
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This is interesting. Either something is messed up with your system or we're missing some bit of information about how you've got it set up.
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I agree with Karsten. This works in FCPX. I do it all the time.

Is your media being copied into the Library location or is it being left in place on import? Is your media managed externally or stored within the Library .fcpbundle? Are you using optimized media and/or proxy media?
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic '10.4.4 Released' in the forum. 2 years ago

FCPX.guru wrote:

Jonathan Levin wrote:
Anyone try and find the extensions in the App Store? When I type in Final Cut Extensions I get nothing within the app store. Maybe this needs to be done while in FCP???

Extensions won't be in the App Store, they'll be given as plugin installs directly from the developer. And the only three available at the moment are inlaced with the update install.

This is incorrect information.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'Collapse connected clips?' in the forum. 2 years ago

The problem with compound clips is that to change anything in them, you have to open the compound clip in the timeline viewer. When you do this, you lose all reference to the other clips that are in the parent timeline and and you cannot see rest of the project - you can only see what's in the compound clip. Often you need to time elements in the compound clip in relation to elements in the parent project.

It would be great to be able to expand the compound clip *within* the parent timeline so you can see the whole picture. I find that compound clips (much like pre-comps in AE) are flawed in this manner.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'Software vs Hardware RAID' in the forum. 2 years ago

Maybe I was too distracted by the mechanism noise to notice the fan noise. I disabled the fan on my mini OWC RAID because it's loaded with SSDs and doesn't get hot under load.

You should consider swapping out the stock fan(s) with Noctua fans. They're super quiet. Worth the money, in my opinion. I hate fan noise.

I do remember that my Pegasus R6 was exceptionally quiet all around.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'Software vs Hardware RAID' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have two OWC RAIDs and had a Pegasus R6 previously. Performance is on par.

As for noise, I assume people in this thread are talking about disk access noise. That is more a function of the type of mechanisms used in the RAID. My mechanical OWC uses HGST/Toshiba MD04 series drives in my RAID, which are admittedly are a bit too chattery/gronky when reading and writing. But, a Pegasus RAID using the same drives will be just as loud. And you can always load up the OWC enclosure with whatever quiet drives you like (or whatever Promise is using). The fan noise on the OWC is acceptable to me – and can always be improved by swapping out the fan with a premium fan if you're super picky.

My previous Promise R6 was populated with a batch of those horrible Seagate 3TB mechanisms released just after the flood. I had 4 of the 6 of them die on me during the lifespan of that RAID. Remember, the RAID manufacturers are at the mercy of the drive manufacturers.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'Help with square video' in the forum. 2 years ago

You're not doing it wrong. You can use 1080p clips without losing resolution as long as you only reframe by moving left/right and you use the full height of the source clip. Even if your default settings require you to "scale up" so that your clip will fit the vertical size of the project, FCPX is still using the full 1080 vertical pixels of your source. If you need to push in further to reframe, of course you will lose some resolution. That only makes sense. But since you're most likely cutting square for social media delivery (i.e. viewing on a phone) – does the slight loss in resolution really matter all that much?
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic '10.4.1 Anticipation' in the forum. 3 years ago

Just bumping this thread with a link to the new announcement from Apple:

www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/04/final-cut...d-closed-captioning/

Apple is introducing a new update to Final Cut Pro X, the most popular version of its professional video editing software, with more than 2.5 million seats. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 introduces a groundbreaking format from Apple, ProRes RAW, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes. The update also adds advanced closed captioning tools that allow video editors to easily view, edit and deliver captions from right within the app. Apple is also adding complementary new features to Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor.

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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'About-to-be new user with a mighty big question!' in the forum. 3 years ago

Karsten Schlüter wrote:

ok, perhaps 'semantics' … using the word 'protection' maybe doesn't fit your engineers nomenclature, but I guess most understand what was meant: a mirroring Raid1 isn't target to speed but integrity … And we are allowed to comment your comment … don't we? ;)

You're right, Karsten. It's an issue of semantics. I can install a deadbolt on my front door and correctly state that it "protects against break-in". That doesn't mean that a break-in is impossible. Taking different/further measures will protect me further. "Protection" is not a binary term – there are levels of protection.
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Scott Gillies replied to the topic 'About-to-be new user with a mighty big question!' in the forum. 3 years ago

joema wrote:

I think Ben in a terse way was simply trying to correct the frequent misconception that RAID "protects" from data loss. It appears that everyone here understands RAID isn't a replacement for backup, which is good, because:

But that was the problem I had with Ben's statement, and unfortunately with your statement as well. It's not a "misconception" that RAID protects from data loss. It certainly can. I'm living proof of it - I had a Peagsus R6 that was loaded with ticking-time-bomb, post-flood 3TB Seagate mechanisms. 4 out of the 6 mechanisms failed over the life of the RAID. And each and every time I was able to rebuild the RAID and save some data that would have been lost (had it been stored on an non-RAID single mechanism drive that failed similarly). Again, by definition, the RAID protected me from data loss.

I'm also living proof that RAID is not a "fail-safe" means of data protection or backup. I've twice had two mechanisms in RAID5 sets fail simultaneously, rendering the volume completely unrecoverable.

Now, in both of those instances I had other backup contingencies (unrelated the the RAID itself) in place that prevented a great deal of data loss. Incremental backups. Offsite backup storage. Cloud backups.

Obviously it's wrong to slap a RAID5 onto a system and do absolutely nothing else and assume you're protected against data loss. But it's also wrong to state the "RAID does not protect against data loss".
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