Playback Frame Rate
The more you reduce the number of frames Final Cut Pro calculates each second, the
more effects can be calculated in real time.
Â Dynamic: This option varies the displayed frame rate as necessary to achieve the
highest-quality playback with the most effects. When more processing power is
required, Final Cut Pro can reduce the frame rate to spend more time calculating
fewer frames. When few or no effects are applied, Final Cut Pro can return to
playback at the full frame rate. For more information, see “
Â Full: Your sequence plays back at the frame rate (editing timebase) assigned in the
Sequence Settings window.
Â Half: Your sequence plays back at half its assigned frame rate. For example, if the
frame rate of your sequence is 24 fps, the playback frame rate is 12 fps.
Â Quarter: Your sequence plays back at a quarter of its assigned frame rate. If the frame
rate of your sequence is 24 fps, the playback frame rate is 6 fps.