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So I'm currently working on some screencast videos for work and have started to play with Final Cut Express a bit.

I'm recording the on-screen action using Snapz Pro and I'm saving it using the Apple Animation codec. This seems to be fairly lossless...

But when I drag the resulting movie file to Final Cut for editing (primarily zooming and panning to different areas of the screen and inserting overlays), it all seems incredibly slow.

I only have a Macbook here at home - which is obviously not ideal - but I didn't think it would be this bad!

I'm recording an area roughly 1280x720 in size, so it's obviously a hi-res file, but it won't even play back the completely unedited raw footage smoothly.

Any ideas? I suspect it might be due to the codec I'm using. What would you guys suggest as an alternative if this is the case?


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