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  • Tue, Jul 8 2008 2:24 AM

    • nitrate1
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    Editing Lab Upgrade

    I have a dilemma... I have a media lab of 19 Avid editors and 11 edit suites to teach students at a college. We currently need to upgrade our computers so we can get Media Composer to run in the lab and edit suites.

    After looking at qualified systems for Media Composer 3.0, that list does not include ANY CURRENT computers offered by Apple from the past few months. Considering we our educational, we have guidlines about computer systems we can purchase. All I have are the new options... 20-inch 2.4Ghz, 20-inch 2.66Ghz, 24-inch 2.8Ghz, and a 24-inch 3.06Ghz.

    With this said, is anyone running MC 3.0 on any of the above new Imac systems and/or any new Mac Pro systems out there? If not, I'll resort to testing MC 3.0 myself to see what will and won't work. It's just cumbersome that none of these new Imacs are on the "list" of qualified systems yet. 

    If anyone has any ideas beyond this, I'd be willing to listen!!! Thanks for any ideas and/or support.

    Mac OS X - Version 10.4.11 Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 4 GB DDR SDRAM Avid Xpress Pro - Version 5.8 [view my complete system specs]

     

  • Tue, Jul 8 2008 4:14 AM In reply to

    Re: Editing Lab Upgrade

    I run MC 3/Nitris DX on a Harpertown, 2.8ghz, 8-core, MacPro with the ATI Radeon HD 2600... no issues whatsoever...

     

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  • Tue, Jul 8 2008 8:26 AM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: Editing Lab Upgrade

    The question is: do you use Mojo on your systems? If not you should be fine as long as you have a lot of memory in your systems, and you don't go for the entry level iMacs which don't have a real graphics card.

    - Work: MacPro 2010 3.46Ghz 12 Cores 48Gig RAM, Mojo DX, 10.14.6 - Home: MacBookPro 2.5Ghz quad-i7, 16Gig Mem and SSD OSX 10.11.6 [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Jul 8 2008 9:47 AM In reply to

    • Stephen Hawkins
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    Re: Editing Lab Upgrade

    Hi nitrate1,

    I am currently running MC3.0 on an iMac 2008 2.4 ATI Radeon HD 2400. I have 4Gb RAM and it is running without issue. I have been testing Panasonic P2 HD media in 1080i in standard raster and am very impressed with the timeline playback without stuttering or dropped frames. This is using the internal SATA HDD which has been partitioned so as to keep the OS separate from media. I am in the process of testing the CalDigit Firewire VR Raid external FW800 with this setup. Unable to post anything on the external Raid, but I am already getting more than 1 stream of PAL 1080/50i DVCPRO with the internal HDD with basic 2 streams limited effects.

    They are some threads relating to the iMac 2.8 and 3.06 with the installed nVidia Geforce. Not sure if MC3 will play nice with this particular card. Some of the other forum users may be able to shed more light on this. Doing a search on this card will give you more info.

    Hope this is a help.

    Steve.

     

    iMac 2.4 4GB RAM OS10.5.7 QT7.6.2 MC 3.1.3 CalDigit FW-VR Raid,Powerbook G4-867 1GB RAM OS10.4.11 QT741 XPro 583. [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Jul 8 2008 3:17 PM In reply to

    • nitrate1
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    Re: Editing Lab Upgrade

    We only use the software, no Mojo. We will beef the systems up with at least 4 gigs ram. Thanks!

    Mac OS X - Version 10.4.11 Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 4 GB DDR SDRAM Avid Xpress Pro - Version 5.8 [view my complete system specs]

     

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