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Hello All,
I am running a MacBook 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008 with the following:
Processor  2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory  6 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Graphics  NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
Software  Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)
I recently purchased a new Sony HD camcorder that can shoot 1080p video. The first uploads I've done to my MB seem to have slow playback and seem rather pixelated. If I watch the video on the camcorder itself, it is fantastic. I'm wondering if perhaps my MB is old enough that it can't handle the 1080p HD video and if I should use this to justify a new purchase. Am I at the bare minimum requirements for the 1080p.
I also use FCP and would like to make some nice video compilations, but if the videos will not playback appropriately that is a concern for me as well.
Thanks in advance.

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I have the same problem as the original poster...it's rather annoying. It happens in Firefox 5.0.1, the latest version of Google Chrome, AND Safari.
At 360p and 240p, the video runs just fine but as soon as I bump it up to 480p, 720p, or 1080p, it becomes really choppy and the video stutters. The audio remains fine however.
For example, the music video for the Pet Shop Boy's "West End Girls" song has this effect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3j2NYZ8FKs
However some other videos do not have this jitter effect and run perfectly fine such as the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Trailer" or even the Pet Shop Boy's music video for "Love etc."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYt1qirBWg&hd=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBiaRBUjUs
My 4GB RAM late 2008 unibody aluminum Macbook (5,1) is up to date with the latest version of Flash Player installed.

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