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1080p shuddery, would upgrading to latest MacBook Pro help?

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Jan 26, 2013 9:51 PM

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro model, and now I'm starting to use GoPro video (1080p, 50fps) in Final Cut Pro X, I am finding the video does play perfectly and is a bit shuddery for 30% of the time.  You could image it's FCPX not getting enough grunt from the MBP to play properly.  I note the GoPro video plays fine in VLC, but in QuickTime or FinalCutPro it shudders a bit (like the program is not keeping up)


Question - would upgrading to latest MacBook Pro help?  (the latest does seem to be significantly more powerful than what I have, but I guess the question is, is the poor video playback likely to be due to power of the MacBook I have)


My 2010 Model:

  • 15-inch, Mid 2010, MacBook Pro
  • Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7
  • Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB
  • Note: Have a SSD as main drive & a 2nd drive in the Optical bay slot.

Latest Model I could Order

  • Mac Book Pro 15"
  • 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
  • 128GB Solid State Drive






Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)


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