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Stephen NelsonDropped frames with Mac pro late 2013
by on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:11:32 am

I've had consistent work with 4k footage as of late, so I bought a refurbished Mac Pro to handle the load.

Heres my video I'm trying to playback.

My external hard drive is 7200RPM and connected through USB 3.0.

My sequence settings match the video settings, and I am playing back at 1/8 the quality with no effects etc. and it is still dropping frames. rather annoying if you ask me.

what do you guys think? Is it my computer? If so I'm sending it back.

Any other suggestions besides "get a raid" or "get SSDs?" I can't exactly afford those right now, and I'd like to be sure I know that's the problem so that I can be confident I don't have to send this computer back.

There aren't any hidden settings that I need to change are there? I'm using GPU acceleration, but that doesn't seem to be helping....

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