Up until I finally (in despair I may add) re-read the Digital Rebellion claims about fixing FCPX timeline problems , especially ones that prevent you opening the timeline. Pro Maintenance Tools a $139 application allows you to do many things, one of these being to analyse crashes.
Armed with this information and the ability to disable “UNVEIL” from FCPX via the Plugin Manager, another cracking application thats part of the Pro Maintenance Tools suite I re-started FCPX and amazingly my 53m timeline opened with no spinning beach-balls…the disabling of this one plugin has been a saviour to my project and the ability to now make my final changes needed for the client.
What seems to be happening with Unveil is that I have overused it cleaning up audio not realising that it takes a great amount of processing power to make Unveil happen, pushing the iMac processing to it’s limits, so by disabling it you get your timeline back.
The best solution from here in will be to edit in segments or ten minute timelines then render your edits to quick times and but them together.
Zynaptiq GmbH”There is one known issue on Apple’s side that may cause crashes with our (as well as a whole bunch of other) audio plug-ins – this relates to how FCP X handles rendering audio previews. Apple is aware of this issue and state they’re making good progress with it”.
Unveil works a treat and till I finnish my 53m project I will miss using Unveil, but at the expense of a non opening timeline I will opt for disablement mean time.