5 things I learned at the troubleshooting FCP class

5 things I learned at the troubleshooting Final Cut Pro class.

– Google did a study that says after 2 years the failure of hard drives goes way up.

– Keep a little note pad next to your system and record every install/system change you make so you can more easily back-track as you troubleshoot a problem system.

– There are slow Firewire 100 and 200 protocols that some video decks use adn that can slow down your whole chain.

– Instead of running a disk defragmentation utility, copy the contents of one drive to another.

– Unplug Firewire and USB drives you aren’t using on an edit to reduce the “chatter” from the unused drives that can cause a slow-down.