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Brian Dugan1 hr movie on a laptop?
by on Jan 26, 2007 at 9:07:24 pm

Pulling my hair out!
I have an uncompressed 161 gig (1 hour) QT Movie (NTSC Size) created in FCX
that needs to be playable off a common windows laptop.

When I test a simple 500mg movie (sor3) on the laptop it barely runs, playing with QT Player.

Is there anything I can do to ensure when I give this to my client (gotta make multiple copies)
it will play well?

[I originally made it into a DVD, but for some reason the projector they are using will not display the movie
but it worked great on the laptop screen)

Thanks for any thoughts


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David BattistellaRe: 1 hr movie on a laptop?
by on Jan 27, 2007 at 9:16:18 pm

Hey Brian,

I can completely understand why this movie would not play back from the book drive on the laptop. Maybe try copying it to a Firewire raid with at least a FW800 speed port.

You are asking the machine to play an uncompressed file from a drive that is 5400rpm and is also running the operating system. Most machines will not do this.

If you ahve to play it as a file then you might want to use DVCPRO50 as the compressor to playback that file, but move it off the boot drive if you want reliability.


Peace and Love :)

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