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josh litle
Can a Macbook Pro playback full-frame 1080/24P ProRes at full-quality without dropping frames?
on Jun 11, 2010 at 8:10:08 pm

Can a Macbook Pro playback full-frame 1080/24P ProRes at full-quality without dropping frames? and if so what model?

I'm considering projecting a film on the big screen from a MacBook Pro, probably using Quicktime. But it needs to look good (no preview quality), not glitch or drop frames, and be full 1920x1080 24P. It can be compressed with a good codec like ProRes or possibly a High bit-rate h.264.

Anybody know if a late-model MacBook Pro can handle that, and if so what models can (my 2.16 ghz intel core 2 duo can't) ?

Thanks, Josh

josh
filmmaker


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Shane Ross
Re: Can a Macbook Pro playback full-frame 1080/24P ProRes at full-quality without dropping frames?
on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:15:10 pm

[josh litle] "Can a Macbook Pro playback full-frame 1080/24P ProRes at full-quality without dropping frames? and if so what model? "

Yes. Current model, previous model...previous previous model like the one I have, 2.4Ghz model. The key is the HARD DRIVE. I have gotten ProRes 1080i 29.97 playback with a FW800 RAID 0 drive...a Caldigit VR. I can also get it with the VR Mini, or G-RAID mini. And a single drive via eSATA. FW400 won't cut it reliably.

But yeah, totally works.


Shane



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