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Old October 1st, 2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Which recent MacBook Pros play 1080/30P 7D files properly?

My old white MacBook Core2Duo 1.87GHz chokes on my 7D's 1080/30P video files even more than I thought it would, and quite a bit more than the JVC HM100's 35Bps XDCAM EX 1080 I had briefly did, and I thought that was bad enough ... neither plays video remotely close to 30frames/sec in FC Express or Quicktime Player.

I might be buying a non-current generation MacBook Pro 15" Core2Duo, 2.4Mhz or faster ... or even a 13" pro.

QUESTION: Does somebody who has a MacBook Pro have experience playing raw 7D 1080/30P files at full framerate, and no stuttering/stalling?

And are you using Snow Leopard? What processor/speed?

I just tried a 7D 1080 file on a dual CoreDuo 2.26 processor Mac Pro tower from a few years ago downstairs in my newspapers prepress area, worked great, but up here in the newsroom photo corner, our weak old Power Mac G5 single 1.GHz does HORRIBLY! Mac Pro on the way someday for work, I hope, but I need a capable personal MacBook Pro.

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I think a lot of people have problems playing the raw files. You'll probably have to encode them into something like ProRes first.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 03:58 AM   #3
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No, I think it's just a matter of processor and possibly graphics card speed/power. Like I said, and older Mac Pro played it fine raw.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:14 AM   #4
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I have a late 2007 MBP 2.2 ghz, 4GB ram, 256MB video ram.

With FCP7 and Snow Leopard, plays files back no problem. If I'm doing alot of things and have many applications open, I have to shrink the playback window a few notches and all is well.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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QT playback is no problem. Editing in FCP is the problem.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 03:06 PM   #6
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What kind of editing problem?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:47 PM   #7
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I have zero editing problems in FCP 7. ZERO. Everything is smooth.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:09 PM   #8
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what are your project settings?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:15 PM   #9
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When dropping a 5dmk2 clip in, I just let FCP adjust it to the clip settings.

Now this is with snow leopard and FCP7.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 08:16 PM   #10
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Randy & Michael: What computer with what processor/speed are you guys using?

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Randy & Michael: What computer with what processor/speed are you guys using?

Thanks!
It's listed above in this thread, post #4.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 10:00 PM   #12
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I have a MAC PRO QUAD 9GB Memory anda MACBOOK PRO 2.5 4GB Memory
I can play H.264 in the viewer but it doesn't play back smoothly in the canvas without some type of conversion. Usually I convert to Apple XDCAM EX since I intracut with a Sony Ex-1.
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