Where do my proxy files keep going?
Hi folks. I've got a weird bug I'm trying to track down with your help.
I'm the editor-in-chief of +Transport Evolved Future Car News
, and we produce a weekly news podcast called 'TEN'. It's a ten-minute news round up show filmed with chroma key, covering the latest news in the world of the future car industry.
As with other shows, we use lots of stock b-roll footage from the automakers, which can come in a variety of different sizes and qualities. In keeping with good FCPX practice, I always drop the media into Compressor first, create a Pro Rexs 422 HQ version, and then add that HQ version to FCPX.
I've got one large library called "Vehicle B-Roll" which I then have individual events inside for each make and model of car we've got footage for. They're keyworded for easy access, speeding up the editing process fantastically.
I should note here that we're currently editing on both a hackintosh (yes, sorry -- we built it waiting for the 2013 Mac Pro to appear...) and when we're in the field a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina. We've a couple of old Mac Pros running as compressor helpers to speed up the first part of the import.
Anyway. Back to the main machine, and the import. On importing the media into the B-Roll library, I tell FCPX to create a proxy version of the media, which I then use to keep processor cycles in check during rough edits.
But in the past month or so, I've noticed that every time I open up that library, there are some events which seem to persistently lose their proxy media files.
It's a total pain, because in order to edit the darned thing in any time at all, I NEED to use proxy media otherwise my chroma key plugins make things so sluggish I can't edit correctly.
So, who or what is stealing my proxies? Is this a moment when I need to rebuild the library from scratch? I really hope not -- the library is about 2 TB in size...
Specs: Hackintosh with Intel 3770K at 4.1 GHz
32 GB RAM
1.04 TB scratch disc
12 TB 'media' drive (Raid 0 for speed) backed up to G-Tech Studio Array.
GeForce GTX 660 2GB
OSX Yosemite 10.10.4
PHYX Keyer Plugin.