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HD video Playback, PE10 for Mac

Mar 5, 2012 7:52 PM

Tags: #video #mac #10 #hd #pe

I'm unable to edit HD video from my GoPro on my Mac, OSX 10.6.8, i5 with 4GB.

I can drag the video file to the sceneline or timeline, but when I try to play it in the monitor window, the sound plays and the video just stutters.

I upgraded to PE 10 and the Mac Last spring, but I can't edit any HD video so it's useless???



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    Mar 6, 2012 3:35 AM   in reply to bsangeormi

    Make sure that your project settings match your clips specifications and your timeline is rendered.

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    Mar 6, 2012 4:44 AM   in reply to bsangeormi

    Go Pro video isn't really designed to be edited, and Premiere Elements often struggles with it.


    But Bill Hunt has some hints for building a somewhat workable workflow.

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    Mar 7, 2012 6:34 AM   in reply to bsangeormi

    Normally, the footage from many Go-Pro cameras can be edited in PrE, or PrPro.


    With the HD material (AVCHD, or any flavor of H.264), however, the CPU's power is very, very important for smooth playback. An i7 CPU is recommended for smoothest playback, but some have gotten by with a Quad-core CPU.


    Good luck,



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