Video Scope Restrictions and Performance
The following list describes limitations when using the Video Scopes Playback option
in Final Cut Pro:
Â Your editing system requires an AGP or PCI Express graphics card. Some older
PCI graphics cards may not have enough processing power to update the Video
Scopes tab in real time.
Â You must be using a format that Final Cut Pro can process in real time. For a list of
formats that Final Cut Pro can process in real time, choose Final Cut Pro > System
Settings, then click Effect Handling.
Â The View pop-up menu in the Video Scopes tab must be set to Current Frame
(referring to the Canvas) or Viewer. Options such as Current Frame w/o Filters and
Previous Edit disable the Video Scopes Playback option.
When checking video scope accuracy, you can analyze all video lines only when
playback is stopped or when scrubbing. The Video Scopes Playback option updates the
Video Scopes tab using the Limited Lines (Fastest) option. For more information, see
Using Video Scopes in Real Time
” on page 522.