Hello, this is my first post and i will say this site looks to be pretty informative.

anyways, I am new to production and have been filming my hunts for about a year now and have saved them to a (2) terabite external seagate harddrive.

I finally had the time/$ to purchase final cut express and seem to be having issues with the computer freezing sometimes when I " LOG & TRANSFER" , "ADD TO SEQUENCE" AND WHEN SAVING my work. The pinwheel does not stop and i am forced to force quit express in order to end the frozen laptop.

I am curious as to what may cause this? could i need a ram boost?

I am using a macbook pro and final cut express, my videos are from a canon hfs-10 and as mentioned fairly new to this endeavor.

sincerely, -tcool