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If you're playing back the video and it's very hard to see because it skips and stutters, your system may not be fast enough. Perhaps you don't have enough RAM or maybe your hard drive's too full or a bit slow. Well, GoPro let's you adjust the playback quality to make it easier to work on systems of different quality. In the upper right corner, you'll notice a play back quality. For example, you can see Best playback, which will play everything back at full quality. Now, when the video is squeezed into a little tiny window, that's overkill.
But if you maximize the viewer and take a look at this at full screen, you're really looking at the video at full quality. And in this case, I'm playing it backwards. But here it is playing forward. In this case, being able to judge the full quality may be critical to you to see what's happening. If you're working on a system though, and you're just looking at this at the smaller window, the Better setting is generally the best choice as it will give you a fair and balanced view between quality and performance. If you're concerned about making the right choice, Auto will analyze your system and attempt to adjust things in order to achieve a good balance of playback quality along with performance.
The auto adjustment works well as you start to pile on lots of effects. If necessary, the system will drop playback quality slightly in order to maintain real-time playback and allow you to see the effects you've applied, like color grading and reframing of the shots to really judge how your video's coming together.
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