Adjust the display resolution for playback

SpeedGrade dynamically adjusts the quality of video to ensure smooth playback on computers with less capable graphic cards or CPUs. To optimize performance, you can set the quality settings for the image both during playback and when paused.


Test the performance of your system during playback and then adjust the settings accordingly.

  1. Click the Settings menu on the upper-right corner of the screen, and then select the Dynamic Quality option.

    Dynamic Quality settings
  2. Select a lower resolution for playback, such as 1:2 (half the resolution of the source material) or lower.

  3. Set the resolution for paused images.


    Use the paused image resolution to see more image detail. Set it as high or higher than the selected playback resolution.

  4. If working with formats that have a native color depth greater than 8 bits per channel, you can set the color depth for playback and paused images as well.