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Larrie replied to the topic 'Import clips in chronological order.' in the forum. 1 week ago

I cannot answer the first part of the question. Four seconds is the default for imported photos and to my knowledge cannot be changed even if you change it in preferences. I think you can select multiple multiple photos in the timeline and then re time them to 2 seconds in the inspector panel.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Project Layers' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

To me it looks like you have expanded the audio and video lanes. You can check by opening the Timeline Index (upper left corner of the Timeline) and then selecting Roles. Does the button on the right say Hide Audio Lanes? If so click it.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Project Layers' in the forum. 1 month ago

Can you post a screen shot?

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Larrie replied to the topic 'MacBook Pro - Over Heating When Using FCP' in the forum. 1 month ago

What do you mean by overheating? Does the Mac shut down? Do you get an on screen warning that the machine is getting hot?

My older MacBook Pro gets warmer and the fans turn on when using FCP but not hot to the touch.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Is this problem solvable' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have seen a problem caused by SD card naming conventions. When one SD card, named Untitled, is inserted into a Mac and another card named Untitled is into a card reader connected to the same Mac only one SD card is recognized.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'TUTORIALS - OVERWHELMED!' in the forum. 2 months ago

X2 on Izzy

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Colors look extremely saturated after export.' in the forum. 2 months ago

Knowing what you are viewing the output on is critical. If you are viewing it on the same Mac screen you used for editing and it looks over saturated then it is probably a profile issue as stated above. If you are viewing on another device that is not calibrated then all bets are off.

For example, I recently finished a video and watched it via AirPlay to my Samsung TV. The colors were way over saturated. Like you, I wondered what the heck? I then watched it on a Panasonic TV and the colors were more like the colors on my MBP, and when viewed on the MBP the colors were spot on.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Issue with iPhone Footage' in the forum. 3 months ago

Are you shooting in 4K? What version of MacBook are you using? Is the media on an external SSD, rotating drive, or the computer internal drive? Are you using proxy's? It looks a little like the drive cannot serve the data fast enough so the frames are being dropped or stuttering.

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When you get the new machine and start it up there is an option for copying all the information, files, applications, etc to the new machine via Ethernet or WiFi. Basically the entire hard drive gets cloned to the new machine.

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Timsk thanked Larrie in topic Optimizing FCPX backups 3 months ago
Larrie replied to the topic 'Optimizing FCPX backups' in the forum. 3 months ago

I never backup those files. It saves huge amounts is disc space. No reason to, they are easily regenerated when need. Just reopen the Library and tell FCP to do its thing.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'FCPX project does not show latest version' in the forum. 3 months ago

Do you have a Time Machine backup you can check? I believe that the default location for the FCP auto backups is on the computers main hard drive and that the backups are included in the TM backups.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Can you recommend some buying ideas, what would you do?' in the forum. 4 months ago

You are definitely pushing the limits of your 8 GB of memory.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Can you recommend some buying ideas, what would you do?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Let me rephrase, what is the total amount of memory being used for all applications and processes on the machine? The number is at the bottom of the Memory tab.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Can you recommend some buying ideas, what would you do?' in the forum. 4 months ago

What are the numbers at the of the memory screen? They were cut off in the screen grab.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Can you recommend some buying ideas, what would you do?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Memory still plays big role. You can check your memory usage by opening up the Applications/Utilities folder and then start the Activity Monitor application. Click on the Memory tab. With just the Activity Monitor open my system uses 4.66 GB of the available 16 GB. Start FCP X and then start the playing back the timeline and memory usage jumps to 6.33 GB. I started a render process and memory usage jumped to 7.2 GB. As you are experiencing an 8 GB machine would struggle as the more complex the video file is. The more memory you have the less swapping in and out of memory that needs to happen and the faster your machine runs.

If you mouse over the headings at the bottom of the Activity Viewer memory screen you will get a description of what the numbers mean. Reviewing the memory usage may also give you a clue as to why your system is crashing. I would be interested in seeing your memory results.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Can you recommend some buying ideas, what would you do?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Re reading Camerons original post I saw that his 2015 Mac only has 8GB of RAM. That is probably causing the freezing problem. Sounds like it is time for a new machine or stop using templates. A new machine it should have a minimum 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive.

The legacy software packages I run are Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Lightroom, Acrobat, and CS4 as well as a few others. You are probably wondering why. The reason is they work for what I do with them. Yes the current versions do more things. It is just that the additional features are of no use to me in my work. I realize that I will have to upgrade them at some point in the future.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Can you recommend some buying ideas, what would you do?' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have been thinking about upgrading my 2013 MacBook Pro as well. My issue is some legacy software that will not run on the Catalina OS. FCP X is running fine although I do get from video stuttering when I get ahead of the read speed on the external hard drive. As I have always done in the past, my plan is to wait until I am forced to upgrade either because of a machine failure, a major update to FCP X that requires a newer machine, or I win the lottery. Would rather spend money on creating new content.

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Larrie replied to the topic 'Chaging Default Still Image Duration?' in the forum. 5 months ago

A search on the Apple FCP forum turned up many similar question. This one seems to present a possible solution.

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Totally agree with you that calibrating the monitor is no where near as good as a broadcast monitor. Most of my work is published to the web and who knows what type of device it will be seen on. By calibrating my three monitors to look the same I feel I have a fighting chance that the image will look good on someone eleven device.
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