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Quicktime and Final Cut
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Mar 13, 2001, 05:51 PM
Hello. I'm using a G4 with the following specs:

Built In memory: 384MB
Virtual memory: off
OS: 9.0.4

When I use Final Cut Pro with the following specs I have a big problem playing back my captured footage. The Quicktime player stutters, plays slow and the audio is out of sync. When I compress the footage for streaming Real Player it looks fine. I'm using the following settings with Final Cut:

Compression: Apple DV-NTSC
Frame size: 720x480
FPS: 29.97
Quality: Best

Rate: 44.100 kHz
Size: 16 Bits

I thought perhaps that not enough memory had been allotted to Final Cut and Quicktime. I went in and beefed those up and still get the same stutter effect. This happens if I play the clip off my hard drive or import it into Final Cut. Any thoughts on how to get smooth playback?
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Mar 13, 2001, 10:10 PM
You have to make sure that the video in the viewer windows in FCP is small enough so that there aren't any scroll bars around it etc. 50% usually does it. You won't get great playback if the video doesn't fit inside the viewer window.
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Mar 19, 2001, 04:47 AM
DV uses 48khz audio. I think that will fix your problem. OR you may have typed 44.1khz by mistake when you actually meant 48khz.

My laptop G4 plays and captures DV footage fine... even while I had other programs running.
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