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  • Fri, Mar 7 2014 6:47 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    I think you (or are I) are confusing the TB issue.

    Avid's 2 mon limitation is for the Avid GUI. The GUI is designed to support only 1 or 2 monitors (old code that needs an overhaul).

    TB itself is just an extension of the PCIe bus along specific controllers within the chipset (firewire, USB, audio, etc.). When you connect a video I/O device like Nitris or Decklink or Kona, those devices act as video I/O hardware and not a GUI display device.

    So the Avid 2 mon limitation has nothing to do with the TB issue with Nitris DX.

    AFAIK, the TB issue with DX has something to do with bus timings for high bandwidth traffic (4444, uncompressed video, etc).

     

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  • Fri, Mar 7 2014 7:05 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Right you are. Perhaps I am not explaining myself well. 

    I guess my question is, will they resolve the bus speed issue?

    Secondly, if they do not, does that render the Nitris forever usless?

    Lastly, are the Black Magic boxes qualified and working with MC via TB in this specific configuration. If so, then perhaps problem solved.

    Also, what if any, are the implications ragarding the usage of the Black Magic boxes as distribution to color correction monitors. Will this be seamless and color true?

     

    Cheers

    J

  • Fri, Mar 7 2014 7:52 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Joe Di Profio:
    I guess my question is, will they resolve the bus speed issue?

    AFAIK, it is not speed but bus timing (speed limit vs traffic lights is a good comparison).

    Joe Di Profio:
    Secondly, if they do not, does that render the Nitris forever usless?

    People have reported that Nitris DX does function using the Mojo TB adapter. How well and stable it is still up for debate since the feedback is very small.

    We are planning to test it ourselves once our MP 2013 arrives. I will post an update then.

    Joe Di Profio:
    Lastly, are the Black Magic boxes qualified and working with MC via TB in this specific configuration. If so, then perhaps problem solved.

    No. According to Dave C. in the Avid mailing list it is not a bandwidth issue. NDX has hardware based functions not present in Mojo DX or 3rd party I/O, including raster resizing, hardware codecs and pulldown features. They depend on specific bus timings. It was implied that TB's timing is not exactly the same compared to native PCIe connection thus causing degraded performance and/or stability issues with very high bandwidth media.

     

     

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  • Fri, Mar 7 2014 7:58 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Thanks Dom. I will watch for your updates as well.

     

    Cheers

    J

  • Thu, Mar 13 2014 11:25 AM In reply to

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    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Although the model Apple Mac Pro is not recommended for avid media composer does anyone know if it works on the model 4 core ?

    If this is the case with any type of graphique card it can run AMD D300 or absolutly AMD D500 ?

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  • Fri, Mar 14 2014 5:48 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    I see that there has been no ground covered on this issue this week. The official word that I have received from avid, is that the Nitris DX is a dead issue. This is the reply from a week of support back and forth.....

    "We had tested Nitris DX in the latest version of MAC Pro and the result is that Nitris DX is not reliable for capture or playback that's why we don't recommend it. 

    Regarding your 4 monitor set up, you can set up 2DVI for Media Composer and 1 HDMI for client monitor. Regarding the Black Magic or other 3rd party hardware that we recommend, it should run, if not, you should check with your hardware documentation since we don't test their products." 

    From this, I can only deduce that, A. It is unlikely to be supported in the near future, if at all, and B. Third party cards such as Black Magic", may or "Should" work.

    Not a real confidence builder.

  • Fri, Mar 14 2014 7:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    I wonder if they will publicly address this issue at NAB.

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2014 5:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    I was wondering, nobody is questioning this, but why is the new Mac Pro 4 core model with D300 not qualified to work with Avid Media Composer? I mean, if even the mac mini is qualified... What is the problem then?

    And does somebody have real world experience with Avid MC on a new Mac Pro 6 core stock model?

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  • Thu, Mar 20 2014 8:23 PM In reply to

    • JKL32
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    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Just another question...

    I am looking for a new mac pro, what will be the best configuration for Avid MC? For now and in the future?

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  • Thu, Mar 20 2014 10:44 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    FWIW, i just installed  MC7.03 on a new 8 core with 32 Mb RAM and the D700 boards. Using the BMD Ultra 4K TB as the I/O and a Maxx Digital (Areca) TB2 RAID. Avid seems to be working just fine. ( oh yeah OS 10.9.2). The data throughput on the TB2 RAID (Raid5) 8-disk array is 1,100 Mb/sec.   Using the Sonnet SxS card reader, and a Maxx Digital TB to FW and eSata adapter for existing external drives.  Resolve lite v10.1 even plays out on a big screen in real time from the Ultra 4k. 

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  • Tue, Apr 1 2014 2:07 PM In reply to

    • rola
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    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Are there news regarding the patch anounced for early Q2 2014 to use MC 7 on a new Mac Pro without a MBox / Thunderbolt Display?

     

    I want to buy a new Mac Pro 6-core and I am wondering if it makes sens to wait for the patch or do I need to buy the extra MBox / Thunderbolt Display anyway?

     

  • Mon, Apr 28 2014 10:28 AM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Hi there,

     

    in the PDF is an announecement of the Media Composer 7.0.3.1 patch. When will it be ready to download? 

     

    thx

  • Wed, Apr 30 2014 8:45 AM In reply to

    • ctomo1
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    Re: New Mac Pro officially qualified for Media Composer 7.0.3 or 6.5.4.1

    Bump on this please. When will this be available?

    Thanks

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