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  • Failed Activation 101 !?!?!?!

    Should be I bought the software and it should work 101 Too much of a regular occurence having licensing issuesd. I need to work across multiple machines and activate/deactivate has not been solid, it's 2020! I have a support case open and they reset the seat count, I deleted some files, used old...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Dave on Wed, Apr 8 2020
  • Is the Media Composer interface slower on a PC than Mac?

    So we've just had to move a bunch of our edit suites from Mac to PC due to the unavailablity of a new Mac Pro. We've spec'd up machines (Dell) as to Avid's recommendations and were hoping for a speed boost from our 2013 Mac Pros. However since day one of booting up and installing (only...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by jakeheat on Fri, Nov 15 2019
  • Adding Mac Workstations

    We're a PC faciilty, but I'm thinking about adding a few Macs to give editors a choice. Can someone recommend how much RAM, what kind of video card, and processing power I'll need. I would like something that can handle the heavy lifting of editing 4K
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by Wes Torain on Wed, Mar 6 2019
  • Xeon or i7 / i9?

    Hi! I‘ve been on Mac for 8 years now, but I’m thinking of switching back to windows due to the new announcements / Prices and lack of announcements reg. Mac Pro. My PC build would only be running AVID Media Composer (with focus on creative editing, editing with DnxHD proxies, barely any exports...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by MSPX on Thu, Nov 1 2018
  • Transferring avid media projects from mac to pc

    hello I have a 2tb glyph hardrive that has only ever been used on a Mac and contains several avid media projects. I am looking at purchasing a pc and I am wondering if I will be able to use my hardrive and continue working on avid media projects (that I began on Mac) Thanks for the help.
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Looking glass on Fri, Sep 29 2017
  • How to maintain AMA links between Mac and PC

    Hi all, I am having trouble maintaining a workflow where AMA linked footage is being shared between Mac edit stations and the PC suite. The most basic problem I can see is that the PC has to designate a drive letter to network volume that is required. Could anyone help me maintain AMA links between Mac...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by James on Sun, Mar 5 2017
  • Can Same User Profile/Settings folder be used in Mac and PC?

    Hi, This is a question I've had for a while... Can your custom user settings folder be used in both Mac and PC? Meaning...can the exact same folder be dropped into Avid on both operating systems? Or do you have to make a custom user settings for each operating system? Also, how often do you need...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by S.Clements on Mon, Jul 18 2016
  • ProRes 4444 XQ

    Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. This forum has saved my butt many times. Last night, in fact. I have a quick question I hope someone here can answer. There are some people in my organization who love shooting in formats I haven't tested and now I hear I have some eager beavers out there...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by mattve on Fri, Apr 29 2016
  • Z840 Performance Issues - Why's it running so slow?

    We just purchased a new z840 for one of our editing suites but it's running almost as slow as our oldest machine, a z400. It boots insanely slow, opens avid extremely slow, and bogs down when switching between applications, like tabbing between avid and Mozilla Firefox. For such a new machine you...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by mnbkyle on Tue, Apr 12 2016
  • 10k$ AVID dedicated workstation ?

    First of all, hello. Cinematographer by profession, and editor by passion here. Shot and edited many short films on various cameras and NLEs, iMacs, custom made PCs, mac pros, laptops, anything I can get my hands on, I've used it. Past couple of years, most of my time was dedicated to Premiere on...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by big0 on Mon, Mar 28 2016
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