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General Specifications

PlaybackPro

HD

Recommendation for 1920 x 1080 resolution or lower.

Current Version:

  • PlaybackPro 2.4.0

Hardware:

  • CPU:
  • Quad core i5 or better
  • Graphics:
  • Dedicated (AMD or Nvidia) with at least 512 MB of video RAM or or 2019 Intel UHD
  • System RAM:
  • 4+ GB
  • Storage (in order of preference):
  • Internal SSD
  • SSD external drive connected via Thunderbolt or USB3
  • 7200 RPM drives connected via USB3 or Thunderbolt
  • NOTE: Apple Fusion drive is NOT recommended

Software:

  • OS:
  • macOS 10.10 – 10.14.5 (Mojave)
  • Recommended Codecs:
  • ApplePro Res 422 (standard)
  • H.264 encoded with variable bit rate between 15-30 Mbps
  • Container:
  • .mov
  • QuickTime components:
  • 3rd party QuickTime components like Flip4Mac for .WMV encoded files may be added to a system to allow for expanded playback options however it is still advisable to stay with the recommended codecs

4K UHD

Recommendation for 4k UHD 3860 x 2160 resolution or lower.

Current Version:

  • PlaybackPro 2.4.0

Hardware:

  • CPU
  • Six core i7 or better
  • Graphics:
  • Dedicated (AMD or Nvidia) with at least 1GB of video RAM or 2019 Intel UHD
  • System RAM:
  • 8+ GB
  • Storage (in order of preference):
  • Internal SSD
  • SSD external drive connected via Thunderbolt 2+ or USB3+
  • NOTE: Apple Fusion drive is NOT recommended

Software:

  • OS:
  • macOS 10.10 – 10.14.5 (Mojave)
  • Recommended Codecs:
  • ApplePro Res 422 (standard)
  • H.264 encoded with variable bit rate between 30-40 Mbps
  • Container:
  • .mov

PlaybackPro Plus

HD

Recommendation for 1920 x 1080 resolution or lower.

Current Version:

  • PlaybackPro Plus 3.7.2

Hardware:

  • CPU:
  • Quad core i5 or better
  • Graphics:
  • Dedicated (AMD or Nvidia) with at least 512 MB of video RAM or 2019 Intel UHD
  • System RAM:
  • 8+ GB
  • Storage (in order of preference):
  • Internal SSD
  • SSD external drive connected via Thunderbolt or USB3
  • NOTE: Apple Fusion drive is NOT recommended

Software:

  • OS:
  • macOS 10.10 – 10.14.5 (Mojave)
  • Recommended Codecs:
  • ApplePro Res 422 (standard)
  • H.264 encoded with variable bit rate between 15-30 Mbps
  • Container:
  • .mov
  • QuickTime components:
  • 3rd party QuickTime components like Flip4Mac for .WMV encoded files may be added to a system to allow for expanded playback options however it is still advisable to stay with the recommended codecs

4K UHD

Recommendation for 4k UHD 3860 x 2160 resolution or lower.

Current Version:

  • PlaybackPro Plus 3.7.2

Hardware:

  • CPU:
  • Six core i7 or better
  • Graphics:
  • Dedicated (AMD or Nvidia) with at least 1GB of video RAM or 2019 Intel UHD
  • System RAM:
  • 8+ GB
  • Storage (in order of preference):
  • Internal SSD
  • SSD external drive connected via Thunderbolt 2+ or USB3+
  • NOTE: Apple Fusion drive is NOT recommended

Software:

  • OS:
  • macOS 10.10 – 10.14.5 (Mojave)
  • Recommended Codecs:
  • ApplePro Res 422 (standard)
  • H.264 encoded with variable bit rate between 30-40 Mbps
  • Container:
  • .mov

Recommended Current Apple Systems

Common system recommendations include: SSD Storage, 8GB or more of system RAM and the most current macOS.

Early 2019
Clip Resolution App CPU Graphics
MacMini
HD1 PlaybackPro3 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Intel UHD Graphics 630
HD1 PlaybackPro Plus4 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Intel UHD Graphics 630
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro3 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Intel UHD Graphics 630
13-inch MacBook Pro
HD1 PlaybackPro3 2.7GHz 4-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
15-inch MacBook Pro
HD1 PlaybackPro3 All Current Models
HD1 PlaybackPro Plus4 2.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro3 2.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro Plus4 2.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
21.5-inch iMac
HD1 PlaybackPro3 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5
HD1 PlaybackPro Plus4 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro3 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5
27-inch iMac
HD1 PlaybackPro3 3.0GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or greater Radeon Pro 570X with 4GB of GDDR5
HD1 PlaybackPro Plus4 3.0GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or greater Radeon Pro 570X with 4GB of GDDR5
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro3 3.0GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or greater Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro Plus4 3.6GHz 8-core 8th-generation Intel Core i9 Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8GB of HBM2
2017 iMacPro
HD1 PlaybackPro3 All Current Models
HD1 PlaybackPro Plus4 All Current Models
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro3 All Current Models
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro Plus4 All Current Models
2012 MacPro
HD1 PlaybackPro3 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon or greater Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM
HD1 PlaybackPro Plus4 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon or greater Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro3 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon or greater Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM
4k UHD2 PlaybackPro Plus4 3.5GHz 8-core Intel Xeon or greater Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM
(1) up to 1920 x 1080
(2) up to 3840 x 2160
(3) PlaybackPro version 2.4.0 or greater
(4) PlaybackPro Plus version 3.7.2 or greater