Begone, 24p Judder!

So you’ve got a brand new space grey16″ MacBook Pro with the incredible Magic Keyboard – a huge improvement over the butterfly keyboard of Apple’s previous laptops – and you’ve also patted yourself on the back for applying a screen protector to keep those magical keys from scuffing the Retina display. What’s the very first setting you should change on your laptop? Unsurprisingly, next to no YouTubers are mentioning this, but for those for whom choppy 24p video is the bane of existence, the new MacBook Pro has the answer: customizable refresh rates. You see, unlike 30p, 24p video does not divide evenly into a 60 Hz refresh rate – it leaves twelve frames remaining, introducing judder. So the very first setting you’ll want to change when picking up your MacBook Pro is the refresh rate. Choose the Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Displays. Press and hold the Option key and select the Scaled button. The refresh rate appears. Click the Refresh Rate pop-up menu and choose the refresh rate (48 Hz for 24p, 47.95 Hz for 23.976p).

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