HD on Mac Book Pro early 2009

  • Hi, I need to handle real HD movies (1920 x 1080) on a MBP early 2009. It's a 2,66 GHz intel Core Duo 2 with 8 Go Ram and NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 Mo. I need to play one film at once. Do you think It'll worked well and what codec should be the best choice ?

    Thank you all

  • Isadora v.2 will handle FullHD movies encoded to ProRes or other H264 no problem. Actually 3 of them at the same time. Specially for strait playback. Just make sure you have video-GPU running all the way through to Projector. And Movie Player will show AV(not QT).

  • Thank vanakaru, which ProRes do you advise between 422 422HQ 422LT ? progressive or not ?

  • This is a good discussion about H264 encoding.

    Mark explained ProRes options somewhere, but I can not find it. I use 422 most of the time 444 if alpha is needed. HQ stands for High Quality(and larger file) LT for light?
    I do not see progressive(meaning versus interlaced?) as an option anywhere.