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Diagnosing Performance Issues
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Written by Linda Uldrich
Updated over a week ago

What to do if you are experiencing performance issues with your ftrack site?

There may be several different reasons behind the performance issues of your ftrack site or tools. To diagnose what might be the cause, we need to properly understand the troubles you are having, please follow the below checklist.

1) Check the status of the ftrack services

The first thing to check is if there are any announced disruptions or ongoing maintenance via the ftrack Status Page.

The ftrack team announces known issues and maintenance windows through this service, and if there is anything ongoing it may be contributing to performance problems. If the page displays any ongoing issues, please wait for the service to return to normal to see if that address the problem.

2) Ensure your web browser is up to date

We test all our products with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and recommend using only the 3 latest versions of these browsers. Please ensure you are using the latest version of the respective browser.

Get help from our team

If the ftrack service is operational and you are using an up-to-date browser, then please open a support ticket via Please ensure you include the following information in order for our team to diagnose the performance issue appropriately.

Where possible, please include screenshots or screen recordings that clearly demonstrate the performance issue. Please also supply any URLs to affected pages.

  • Does the issue only appear within your current network (i.e if you temporarily connect to an outside 4/5G cellular network, does the same issue occur?

  • Is the issue consistent (i.e it occurs after the same set of steps), or does it appear inconsistently? (i.e at random intervals or unexpectedly)

  • Does the issue occur across multiple machines, or is it happening only with specific devices?

  • Does the the issue affects all the users using ftrack products, or only specific users?

    • Extra points if you provide us with the name/s of the affected user/s)

  • Do you see any Error messages?

    For example:

    • Please elaborate and confirm what error message you see?

    • At what point while using ftrack do you receive the error (ie when the user logs in, on a specific page, etc)?

    • If possible, please attach a screenshot of the error.

  • If you are experiencing slowness on your site?

    • Is the slowness experienced across the whole ftrack Studio site, or it is only slow on specific pages?

    • Is the slowness experienced when viewing media in a Review session?

    • Are the slowdowns happening during specific time periods of the day?

      • Please provide a rough timeframe if possible?

    • Are any significant production processes happening at that time of the day?

    • Are any large scripts running at that exact time?

    • Are you having issues with uploading and transcoding media taking a long time?

      • Please let our team know what type of media you are trying to upload, including the specifications of the problematic file ( Frame size, Codec and container, Frame rate, File size in MB).

      • If possible, please attach the problematic file.

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