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James Dow
Question about Playback Pro
on Mar 10, 2010 at 2:23:50 pm

I do a lot of FCP editing of pieces for meeting playback. Lately I have switched from DVCPro tape playback to HD files off of my MacBook Pro. We usually go through a switcher/scaler that is DA'd to several projectors. I've been reading a lot of good things here about Playback Pro. Do I need to pop for the full blown purchase version, or is the free download enough to get me by?

Thanks,
James

JPD


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Walter Soyka
Re: Question about Playback Pro
on Mar 10, 2010 at 3:32:35 pm

Playback Pro doesn't have a free version; without the enabler key, it watermarks the output.

I also think it's absolutely worth the price. It's built very well, and has everything you'd need for live playback. If you're doing a good deal of on-site playback, your rental fee will pay for it very quickly.

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James Dow
Re: Question about Playback Pro
on Mar 10, 2010 at 4:50:32 pm

Thank you, Walter.

JPD


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Fred Miller
Re: Question about Playback Pro
on Apr 13, 2010 at 10:35:44 pm

I will second that advice. We just rented the Playback Pro for a live event and it worked flawlessly. We were playing back 720P HD ProRes off of firewire 800 drives. Saved a bunch of time not having to make tape masters.

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