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    New to Avid Laggy Playback -- Canon 5D, macbook pro

    Hello,

    I'm an ex FCP user and am switching to AVID

    I'm shooting on a canon 5D and am having slight lag in my playback

    my laptop is a Macbook Pro
    with:
    Snow Leopard
    2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4 Gigs of Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400m

    I captured the native h.264 footage via AMA logger

    (if you need any more info let me know)

    If it's just that my laptop isn't powerful enough, that's fine i just need to know what the issue is

    or if I'm missing a setting or what

    Thanks!

    Also feel free to explain as basic as possible -- im very new to this AVID world :p
    Canon 5D Mark ii - Canon 60D - Tascam DR100 - Sennheiser ME66 W/ k6 Module - SmallHD DP6 - Glidecam Pro 4000 - Manfrotto 503HDV - 13" Macbook Pro - FCP w/ Magic Bullet - After Effects CS3 - various Nikon Lenses

    #2
    Yes, probably on the limits of laptop speed.

    Mc 6 might be faster but to solve your problem FOR NOW:
    Best way to get performance is to transcode to DNxHD (Avid's equivalent of ProRes).

    Highlight the clips you've brought in via AMA...

    Right-Click > Consolidate/Transcode... choose DNxHD (DNxHD36 = ProResLT, DNxHD115 or 145 = ProRes, DNxHD175 or 220 = ProResHQ).

    Then this will transcode to create DNxHD .MXF files in the Avid Mediafiles folder of the drive of your choice.

    Should be snappy now?

    One more thing: The little green / yellow / half-green-half-yellow thing on the bottom of the timeline controls quality - if you want more realtime effects, change it to yellow or half-green-half-yellow.

    Bruce Allen
    www.boacinema.com

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      #3
      Thanks, I'll give that a try -- appreciated!
      Canon 5D Mark ii - Canon 60D - Tascam DR100 - Sennheiser ME66 W/ k6 Module - SmallHD DP6 - Glidecam Pro 4000 - Manfrotto 503HDV - 13" Macbook Pro - FCP w/ Magic Bullet - After Effects CS3 - various Nikon Lenses

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