3 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2011 9:50 AM by ECBowen

    PR for Playback at Live Events ?

    matthewmc Level 1

      Question: With very well qualified rack PC's or laptops - could CS5 be stable enough for rock-solid HD playback straight out of a timeline? (fully rendered, single stream, native to timeline)  Might the editing application tie up too many system resources to always be spot on? Thanks


      Background: Part of our business is producing large corporate meetings in ballrooms around the USA. We normally rent, as part of weekly a/v packages, Mac towers running PlaybackPro for HD video playback. Video formats are normally h264 or ProRes, with constant bitrates of 20mbs or higher. Utilizing variants of either Barco Encore or VistaSystems Spyder switchers, most switching systems prefer DVI or HD-SDI.  Separate audio runs direct to audio consoles.


      For years, with a handful of small events, we had used our in-house laptops and PR CS2 as a solid playback system of SD video and still images. (CS3 was semi-stable, CS4 just not possible.)