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  • Sat, Jan 25 2014 6:33 PM

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    Switching from FCP7 to MC7

    Hi all,

    I am a fcp7 editor looking to make the switch to MC7 since it seems to be the industry standard and the best shot at getting more work.

    I know there will be a learning curve, but my main concern is whether or not my imac will be able to run avid MC7 efficiently. Here are my specs:

    iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2010

    Processor  3.2 GHz Intel Core i3

    Memory  4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    Graphics  ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB

    Software  OS X 10.9.1

    1tb sata disk

    lacie 500gb external harddrive (needs upgrading)

    Lacie 2tb cloudbox NAS (for archiving projects and footage)

    Already decided to upgrade the ram to 16gb, but besides that, will I be able to make this work?  I run FCP7 without any major render times and Premiere Pro was such an issue with lagging that I got rid of it. I mainly edit h.264 files from canon dslrs and have to convert to pro-res before bringing into fcp7 which can be a pain so IDK if MC7 runs h.264 natively or not, but I am hoping it does. Anyway, any insight would be greatly appreciated and if I am missing any extra hardware needed to make this work please let me know. Thank you! Austin
  • Sat, Jan 25 2014 7:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Switching from FCP7 to MC7

    More RAMs a must but that's not a very powerful system for H264 native editing. You'll be able to link and make selects but I suspect you will need to render to get useful playback.

    But at least you can do background Transcoding which helps.

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  • Sun, Jan 26 2014 3:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Switching from FCP7 to MC7

    Thank you for the response Pat!

    I will give it a go.


  • Mon, Jan 27 2014 4:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Switching from FCP7 to MC7


    Give it a try with the MC Trial - making sure you use 7.0.3.  Let me know how it goes so I cn advise on any tweaking if we can get better performace out of that system.


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