10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2014 2:35 PM by Paul E Jones
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My high school students are using FCP 7 on Macbook Airs. One problem a few of them are encountering is playback in the Canvas-- the resolution is very low and when I go to their Playback Video Quality setting in the Timeline, the only options are Dynamic or Low. Why are Medium and High greyed out?


Also, sometimes the video 'stutters' in the Canvas. The footage we are currently working with has all been transcoded into ProRes LT.


Also, when I match the settings to the clips formats, the students all still need to render. Yet, on my computer (also a Macbook Air with FCP 7), when I do the same thing (match the settings to the clip), I do not need to render.


All of these problems seem to be related to format/compression....the only one I've experienced on my computer is the stutter. The Playback and Render issues are not happening to me, nor to all of the students.


I've looked through all the possible settings everywhere and I can't see what is different about the macbooks that work vs. the ones that do not.


Any thoughts?



MacBook Air, iOS 7.0.3