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Thanks for that, very useful information! Much to chew on!

I use TB and USB3 RAID discs to hold my libraries which, at the moment, is more than enough for my HD editing. Haven't done multicam for a couple of years but it's useful to know that I'll still need to consider proxy. I intend to specify a SSD system disc. I can see now that the CPU/GPU question is more complex than I thought!

Once again, thanks.

I'm looking to update my mid-2012 MBP with one of the latest iMac models. The only video related tests I've seen so far on the iMacs (e.g youtu.be/rdQBoXNyxnY) show the i7 model. There are several hundred pounds difference in the i5 and i7 and I was wondering what the practical differences are with regard to FCPX? I'm guessing even the base model will hugely outperform my MBP (it really struggles with test 4k stuff I've tried!). I'm only concerned with timeline editing - final rendering time is not important, I have no deadlines!

I'm just curious as to what tasks FCPX assigns to CPU or GPU.

Any thoughts welcomed!

Phil McCready replied to the topic 'BruceX: Try this new Final Cut Pro X benchmark' in the forum. 3 years ago

I intend to get one of the 2017 iMacs in the next couple of months, so, having just found this benchmark, I decided to see what my mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro (2.3GHz i7 / NVIDIA 650M 512MB / 16GB RAM / SSD) would come in at. After several minutes it had got to 3% completion! So killed it, restarted (trashed prefs, etc) but still the same. Considering the humble mac mini completes in less than 5 minutes there is obviously something awry! It seems to be ok for most of the normal HD stuff I do. So not too worried, just a little mystified.

Phil McCready replied to the topic 'eject card' in the forum. 3 years ago

I've used FCPX almost since day 1 and have always had this behaviour in every version. Luckily I usually only have 1 or 2 cards to import so it's only a minor inconvenience - just very annoying!

Phil McCready replied to the topic 'Negative value in timecode display' in the forum. 5 years ago

Since it's lunchtime here I though I'd just download it over that time. So removed FCP and went to app store. Got strange status_code_error message when I tried to sign in, then found this huge thread:


Now, where is that exorcist's number..........?


Phil McCready replied to the topic 'Negative value in timecode display' in the forum. 5 years ago

I'll just see if I can finish this current little project and give that a go, thanks.

(Then I'll call the exorcist! Is that the Twilight Zone I hear playing?!)

Phil McCready replied to the topic 'Negative value in timecode display' in the forum. 5 years ago

Hmmm, exorcism, must add that to my troubleshooting list! :lol:

Phil McCready created a new topic ' Negative value in timecode display' in the forum. 5 years ago

I've been having this problem for a few weeks now where the time in the display suddenly goes negative when I start playback. When I move the cursor back on the timeline it resets, but again goes negative when I try to play it.

It has happened in all types of project, short or long, some with very few effects. The only way to reset it is to reboot the computer; simply restarting FCPX doesn't work. It seems to happen randomly and I can't pin it down to any particular plug-in or operation. I'll just be working normally, press the spacebar and suddenly I'm at -23 hours!

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I think I've tried most common troubleshooting fixes, trashing prefs, etc. but haven't yet tried reinstalling FCPX. Before I do that I was just wondering if anyone had any other suggestions?

All software are the latest versions (OS X, FCPX) and I'm running on a MacBook Pro (mid 2012) with 16GB RAM and editing off external TB1 and USB3 discs.