M1 MacBook QuickTime Screen Recording Files Issues

Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2021

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Quick breakdown of the workflow:

 

  1. QuickTime Screen recording
  2. Bring that file into Pr Pro
  3. Usually include some other footage from a camera to sync in the timeline

 

The issue:

 

  • If the screen recording file includes any movement, the footage looks very pixelated. 
  • This is a problem before and after a render as well as after the export.
  • The original file does not have this problem.
  • This was an issue with the M1 MacBook on the non-Beta version of Pr Pro, it seems to be better with the Beta, but still prevalent.
  • This did not occur on a 2019 silicon updated MacBook. 
  • The screen recording file is not the same framerate as the sequence/timeline, but that has not been a problem on past/non-M1 machines.

 

Possible fix:

 

  • Disabling hardware encoding will fix it, but I don't see that as a viable solution given how slow software encoding is.

 

If anyone knows of a fix without using software encoding, that would be incredible. 

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Adobe Employee ,
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@seansglasslife Thanks for sharing that screen recording, are you talking about the glitching that's happening in the hand? That does look like a possible error in hardware decode and especially so since you say turning off HW decode resolves the issue. Is it possible to share the source file so we can try it on our end? You could private message me a link if you don't want to share publicly. Thank you!

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Explorer ,
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Hey Matt, 

 

Sure thing - sending you a file via PM now

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