Originally Posted by bigbarney
The video card and the monitor have nothing to do with playback rate. You need a FAST machine to playback MVC. You can however make things a LITTLE better by turning off the Auto playback quality and leaving the preview playback on DRAFT (quarter). Also make sure you have the scaling turned off in preferences.
You need to describe what constitutes a FAST machine
Considering I can play 4 tracks of HD video in real time, it seems that something is still lacking for playback of one track of MVC.
Making the changes you suggested had no detectible effect on the playback rate. Additionally, using draft mode in the preview window is not acceptable for working in these 3D editing projects.
I do suspect it has to do with the video card because I am not doing what all the demos I witnessed were doing. I use one monitor. In all the successful demos of this the work stations used two monitors previewing all the real time smooth playback from the timeline on the second monitor at full screen. while the main work panel was not used for preview display. Getting back to your proclamation that video play rate has nothing to do with the video card, lets look at the rest of what I'm using here-
Quad Core Processor clocked at 2.5Ghz Intel Q9300
Ram is 8Gb.
OS Vista Home 64Bit
Hard drive for datafiles: three 1Tb 7200RPM striped for 1TB Raid 0
C Drive is 1 TB 7200 RPM
I tested all your suggestions and no improvement.
Are you able to play MVC clips in real time on your system and if so what hardware do you use to accomplish that?
Oh another test I did was to split off the one video stream and it still did not play in real time. Then I split off the audio from V1 and only the left image remained in the timeline. Still no improvement.