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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:00 AM   #1
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MacBook Pro Prores HQ playback

Have just on-lined high def project in Pro-res HQ. I am monitoring through AJA IoHD and find the picture playback is stuttering on my panasonic 17" monitor . Media is on a G-Tech Raid E-Sata drive. The MacBook Pro is a 2.5 2 core with 4 gb ram.

Any ideas? or do I have to get a MacPro? if so what spec?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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Are the render files on the external drive as well?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #3
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Check and see if Playback Quality in FCP is set to Dynamic.
Pro-Res is selectable and test lower settings to determine bottleneck.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:33 AM   #4
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I am new to FCP. Should render files be on a separate drive?
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I am new to FCP. Should render files be on a separate drive?
Yes. I suggest that you read the installation manual.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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I am new to FCP. Should render files be on a separate drive?
I've never had an issue with render files being on the same drive as my media (although back in the early days (FCP1.0.2/1.2.5 on a B&W g3 450MHz) I kept my media, application AND render drives all separate) but neither render or media files should ever share the system or application drive.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #7
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I'd render the whole thing to one ProRes HQ self-contained file and play it off the ESATA. When ProRes HQ stutters it's almost always because the data rate exceeds the capabilities of the hard drive.

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Have you chosen the appropriate Video Output setting? Make sure if you're editing 29.97, it's set to 29.97, etc....
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