Jun 30, 2011
Final Cut Pro X: Background task annoyances
Final Cut Pro X finally has 64-bit background rendering. It’s fantastic, but it does have some issues which are painfully annoying. While active, here are a few things you can’t do. Hopefully Apple will fix this in a future release.
- You cannot delete an event when background tasks are running (even if tasks are paused).
- You cannot rename a folder in the Event or Project Library when background tasks are running (even if tasks are paused) so if you create a new folder it uses “New Folder” and you cannot rename it until all background tasks are complete. This disrupts workflow.
- You cannot stop background tasks, only pause them.
- You cannot Quit the Final Cut Pro X program if any background tasks are in queue (paused or running). They must all be 100% complete before you can quit the software.