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  • MacBook Pro Retina vs. MacBook Pro non Retina

  • Dave Jenkins

    June 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    [Rick Lang] “it would be interesting to pause a playback while in actual size and then capture the window contents to see the pixel dimensions. Want to try that with a HD video? I’m hoping then the capture from QT’s frame would indicate a 1920×1080 image and not 3840×2160 pixels!”

    Hi Rick, So here is what’s weird,
    If I capture the desktop the size is 2880 x 1800
    If I open a video in QT 1920 x 1080 it show up edge to edge of the screen as 1440 x 810
    If I record the screen in QT the size is 1440 x 900
    If I do a screen grab it captures a 1920 x 1080 image at 1920 x 1080

    This is with the Display set to “Best for Retina display”

    I think some of there program need updating, see images below

    screenshot2012-06-17at10.21.11am.png

    screenshot2012-06-17at10.33.18am.jpg

    screenshot2012-06-17at10.47.15am.jpg

    Dajen Productions, Santa Barbara, CA
    MacPro Two 2.8GHz Quad Core – AJA Kona LHe
    FCS 3 OS X 10.6 QT 10

  • Rick Lang

    June 18, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Dave:
    “If I capture the desktop the size is 2880 x 1800
    If I open a video in QT 1920 x 1080 it show up edge to edge of the screen as 1440 x 810
    If I record the screen in QT the size is 1440 x 900
    If I do a screen grab it captures a 1920 x 1080 image at 1920 x 1080

    This is with the Display set to Best for Retina display”

    Thank you so much, Dave. So it is possible via the screen grab to get the pixel-for-pixel capture of the defined size of the video! Interesting that you did this with Best for Retina too. So no need to use the optional virtual screen with the virtual 1829×1080. It’s certainly good news and I imagine if people chose to use the virtual screen of 1829×1080, the result will be the same for the screen capture. Actually once people understand when pixel doubling applies and when it does not, it will be useful to have these options. Your grab of the desktop showing 2880×1800 is correct of course because all the virtual screens really use the same physical dimensions of the actual display 2880×1800. It’s important that defining a HD-sized video window in QuickTime for example can give one HD screen captures.

    Rick Lang

    iMac 27” 2.8GHz i7 16GB

  • Brooks Tomlinson

    June 19, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Dave, another question, have you tried smoke for mac 2013?

    thanks

    Brooks Tomlinson

  • Dave Jenkins

    June 19, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Not yet, I have it but not installed. It’s on the list.

    Dajen Productions, Santa Barbara, CA
    MacPro Two 2.8GHz Quad Core – AJA Kona LHe
    FCS 3 OS X 10.6 QT 10

  • Brooks Tomlinson

    June 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks Dave, let me know.

    If you have some problems here are what the dev said at autodesk,

    “Here’s something that you could try. Not saying it will work, but it might:
    Go in System Preferences > Energy Saver and disable “Automatic Graphics Switching” at the top.
    Please note that MAC OS Lion 10.7.4 and the MacBook Pro Retina line has not been certified by our team yet so it is not currently in in the “supported configuration’ list. There’s still a possibility thatthe trial will launch anyway, but the configuration is not certified yet.”

    if that doesn’t work, if you have a external monitor, try launching smoke in “lid closed” mode. (where you have the lid closed on the macbook pro, and are just using the external monitor)

    I want to buy one bad, but I want to learn the new smoke more.

    Thanks again Dave,
    Brooks
    “I dream in 32bit float, don’t you?”

    Brooks Tomlinson

  • Dave Jenkins

    June 20, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Hi Brooks, Smoke 2013 doesn’t work on the Retina model. It crashes.

    Dajen Productions, Santa Barbara, CA
    MacPro Two 2.8GHz Quad Core – AJA Kona LHe
    FCS 3 OS X 10.6 QT 10

  • Brooks Tomlinson

    June 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Dave,
    Thanks for trying man you are a rock star! Hopefully we will see some support for it soon.

    Brooks

    Brooks Tomlinson

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