2K resolution videos

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by beto2k7, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. beto2k7 macrumors 6502

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    Which monitor supports them? I bought videocopilot action essentials 2 in 2k and with the pro in my sig they stutter while playing.
     
  2. Firewire800 macrumors newbie

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    I don't think these 2k movies are intended to be played back in realtime without rendering. I have them, and they are quicktime movies in png format. These movies are best used in a compositor such as after effects, and are usually rendered to a format that will playback in realtime, such as pro res.

    FYI I have a 2.66 12 core with 48GB of ram, and they stutter for me too, if I try to play them back in realtime without rendering to a more friendly codec.
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    It doesn't have anything to do with your monitor, it has to do with your machine.

    If you don't have an SSD, then your disk is likely not fast enough to even play them back in realtime. They are fat, fat files.
     
  4. papoopeepoo macrumors member

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    This is off topic, but I love reading about huge video formats that even top of the line macs can't play smoothly. I'm a big nerd so things like this amaze me. :cool:

    I remember when 320*240 in full color was a feat.
     
  5. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Yeah...they won't play in realtiime.
     
  6. beto2k7, Nov 13, 2011
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    Thanks for the info. I thought I would have to bring them down to 1080p or 720p for them to be usable. This is great news for me.

    I have 4 mechanical disks (regular HDD's) inside my Pro. 3 of them are 2TB in RAID 0 configuration giving me in return write/read speeds of ~400MB/sec. I don't think that's the problem. Plus two posters confirmed they won't play in real time.

    Thanks for confirmation.
     
  7. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    Proxy editing, I think, is what you'll be doing here.
     
  8. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Nah he's fine, he's jut trying to play back clips are aren' meant to be played in realtime. These are stock VFX elements you use in compositing. You can play 2k prores files no problem on your system I have a MP1.1 and can do it fine.

    They include thumbnail videos for all those clips in there for a reason.
     
  9. goMac macrumors 603

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    Both your processors and the rest of your machine is capable of playing 2k, it's always disk transfer speeds that are the weak link.

    Not that the other posters aren't right, but that's because a compressed format would be less strain on the drives (while being more of a strain on your CPU.)

    Anything will play in real time, format is irrelevant, it just requires a fast enough machine. :)
     

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