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  • Sat, Mar 1 2014 9:23 AM

    Upgrading to Mavericks

    HI!

    I am currently running Lion on all my computers but might

    need to upgrade to Mavericks in order to have support

    for some other software than AVID´s.

     

    I really need these systems to run rock solid with MC.

    Is it safe to upgrade?

     

    Currently Running MC 7.0.3  with Liion and all is swell.

    Do I have to uninstall MC before I upgrade?

    Is a fresh install recommended?

     

    Thanks for replies.

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  • Sat, Mar 1 2014 9:37 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Constantin von Seld:

    Do I have to uninstall MC before I upgrade?

    Yes

    Constantin von Seld:

     

    Is a fresh install recommended?

    Prefered although I am on the update route myself

    Also notice that upgrading OS might give you 10.9.2 now as this is the latest one.

    Although I am running that myself now and not, so far, have noticed any glitches it isn´t Avid certified.

    10.9.1 is certified for MC 7.03 and 10.9.0 is that dot zero version that we never like to use.

     

     

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  • Sat, Mar 1 2014 9:43 AM In reply to

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    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Always better to start from a clean slate, so a complete install is better than an upgrade.

    For years, I've been partitionning my hard drive, installing Avid on its own partition, with the recommended OS, and I've always had very stable machines. I leave the stock applications but apart from Safari, I don't use them. If I need to see my emails, I have a iPhone, an iPad and a MacBook Air. I install the minimums of extra applications on that partition: Elgato Turbo to quickly encode, MPEGSteamclip to convert and extract, possibly Toast to burn DVD and that's it. If I need to use another software to process an export from Avid, I reboot the machine and use the other partition where there might be Compressor, After Effects and others. This method also prevents pain from the common "OS update that breaks your editing software".

     

    The 17" laptop that comes with me when I edit on the road has 4 partitions: one for general software (Mail, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc) on Mavericks, then a dedicated Avid partition currently on Mountain Lion, a FCP7 partition on Snow Leopard and a big Data partition for the media files and export and so on. It's super stable and a real swiss army knife for editing on the road.

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  • Sat, Mar 1 2014 10:41 AM In reply to

    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Thanks for the reply Pierreh.

    I see You have a Matrox Mini (MXO2 Mini, I guess) in one of your setups.

    Are you currently running that with Mavericks and 7.03 as well?

     

    Best Regards.

    Constantin

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  • Sat, Mar 1 2014 11:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Not yet, I'm in the middle of a big project, so I stuck to what works: 10.8.4 and MC7.0.2 and the Matrox corresponding drivers. I know that Matrox recently published a beta driver that seems to work pretty nicely with Mavericks and 7.0.3, but since I'm on a tight deadline with long days, I don't want to risk it.

    Hence the beauty of partitions: my Avid partition runs happily despite the OS update to the other partition.

    - Work: MacPro 2010 3.46Ghz 12 Cores 48Gig mem, int and ext Raids, Mojo DX, 10.12.6 - Home: MacBookPro 2.5Ghz quad-i7, 16Gig Mem and SSD OSX 10.9.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Mar 1 2014 5:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Ok, I took the leap. Without the caution of setting up a second partition,

    which would have been wiser....

     

    It´s kind of OK, because my next big project is only starting end of april,

    so I have time to iron things out.

     

    Media Composer runs fine (with a little exception)

    and the video card on this system (AJA T-Tap) also

    (with a 12,5m long HDMI cable hooked up to the TV by the way).

     

    The little exception is something I have already encountered

    on previous .0 Media Composer versions:

    My old nemesis "Video Tearing" is back :(

    Anyone else having this?

    Didn´t experience it with 7.03 and Lion.

    Hmmm.... reinstall Lion (could be problematic,

    though I have it on a USB Key & a Time Machine Backup)

    or wait for a fix...?

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  • Sat, Mar 1 2014 11:47 PM In reply to

    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Okay. So did some more testing...

    Kept Mavericks, and installed MC.6.5.4.1

    No issues with video tearing there. Even on fast panned shots,

    the image is clean and stable in the composer windows.

    So I will stick with 6.5 until there is a fix for this video tearing issue.

    Can I submit this as a bug? I´d love to edit my next feature project with

    version 7 in Apri, because I really dig some of the improvements.

    Hopefully there will be a fix for this till then.

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  • Sun, Mar 2 2014 12:09 AM In reply to

    • Marty
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    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Did you try the console command "moncon off"?

    all different setups in various editing suites. my own: MC 2018.2, OSX 10.12.6, iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017), 4,2 GHz Intel Core i7, 40GB RAM, Radeon... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Sun, Mar 2 2014 12:19 AM In reply to

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    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Ah, you don't use fullscreen playback, where do you see the tearing, in the composer window? Then, maybe "tearingfix" could help.

    all different setups in various editing suites. my own: MC 2018.2, OSX 10.12.6, iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017), 4,2 GHz Intel Core i7, 40GB RAM, Radeon... [view my complete system specs]

    www.film-editing.de

  • Sun, Mar 2 2014 8:56 AM In reply to

    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    Thanks for feedback.

     

    Yeah, video tearing happens in the composer windows.

    Haven´t tried fullscreen playback,

    because I have an AJA T-tap hooked up for that.

     

    I remember trying out those console commands when

    I had the problem back in v6.0 and it didn´t do anything.

    Was this a fix for you?

    If yes, I would reinstall 7.0.3 and give it a try.

    Imac 27" 3,4ghz Core i7 Mac Pro 3,2ghz 8-core Harpertown Macbook Pro 2,2ghz Core i7 [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Mar 4 2014 2:11 AM In reply to

    Re: Upgrading to Mavericks

    So deinstalled 6.5 and reinstalled 7.0.3

    to give the console command a try.

    And... it worked!

    "moncon off" got me rid of the tearing.

    thanks a lot!

     

    Imac 27" 3,4ghz Core i7 Mac Pro 3,2ghz 8-core Harpertown Macbook Pro 2,2ghz Core i7 [view my complete system specs]
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