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Anthony C
Macbook Pro
on Jan 15, 2008 at 2:53:03 pm

Hi All,

I know on the AJA web site they recommend that you have a MBP Core2 Duo.

I have the first generation 17' 2.16 Intel Core Duo 2 gig ram 200 7200 HD ATI Radeon X1600 Graphic card.

Will the AJA IO HD work on my laptop?

Thanks


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 15, 2008 at 4:15:28 pm

What resolution are you trying to work with?


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Anthony C
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 15, 2008 at 4:26:09 pm

Both 720P and 1080P

Using the HVX 200 and the New Sony EX1
I have a 30" ACD hooked up to the laptop.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 15, 2008 at 4:33:57 pm

Are you planning to use camera native formats or are you converting to ProRes first?


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Anthony C
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 15, 2008 at 4:45:00 pm

I would like to use Pro Rez HQ


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:17:57 pm

720 MIGHT work, but 1080 is going to be a stretch. As long as you convert to ProRes first, you should be good, but if you try and use DVCPro HD or XDCam (or whatever the Sony camera shoots) natively, the laptop won't be able to transcode to ProRes on the fly. I would suggest going with the minimum config that AJA suggests just to be safe.

Jeremy




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Carsten Orlt
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 15, 2008 at 8:22:32 pm

I have the minimum MacBook Pro (15'', 2.33, 3GB) and I work in ProRes (not HQ) 1080i25.
(I have Sata Raids via a express card)
I'm now seriously considering getting a MacPro 8 core. And when I tried ProRes HQ I almost had to render everything.
I don't know if the the old MacBookPro would work at all, but from my experience I doubt it. My MacBookPro just barely makes it.
I guess the only way to find out is to source a ioHD and try before you buy!

Carsten


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gary adcock
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 16, 2008 at 2:43:45 pm

[Carsten Orlt] "And when I tried ProRes HQ I almost had to render everything."

then your settings were not configured correctly.

[Carsten Orlt] "I have the minimum MacBook Pro (15'', 2.33, 3GB) and I work in ProRes (not HQ) 1080i25. "

Carson, I have this same setup,( running 10.5) and I do not have any issues working on my laptop. and I am 1080 24sf all the time.



gary adcock
Studio37
HD & Film Consultation
Post and Production Workflows
Inside look at the IoHD




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Anthony C
Re: Macbook Pro For gary Adcock
on Jan 16, 2008 at 2:56:13 pm

Gary,

What about my laptop spec's? Will it work with the IO HD?



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Carsten Orlt
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 16, 2008 at 7:47:02 pm

Gary
I didn't say that it is not working, but it is a bit on the slow side :-)

Do you have worked in 1080sf24 on an 8 core MacPro?

If yes I would be interested how you would rate the speed gains for general RT work.

Ah yes and I have a Sata raid which Aja system test rates at about 90-100 MB. Is yours faster? And if so, do you reckon that makes a bigger difference then a faster CPU?

Thanks for your time!

Cheers
Carsten


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gary adcock
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 16, 2008 at 4:19:24 pm

[Anthony C] "I know on the AJA web site they recommend that you have a MBP Core2 Duo. I have the first generation 17' 2.16 Intel Core Duo "



you laptop is a Dual Core it is the bare minimum to work with the IoHD.





gary adcock
Studio37
HD & Film Consultation
Post and Production Workflows
Inside look at the IoHD




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Anthony C
Re: Macbook Pro for gary adcock
on Jan 16, 2008 at 4:26:23 pm

so it will work?



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gary adcock
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 17, 2008 at 2:37:36 pm

[gary adcock] "
[Anthony C] "I know on the AJA web site they recommend that you have a MBP Core2 Duo. I have the first generation 17' 2.16 Intel Core Duo " you laptop is a Dual Core it is the bare minimum to work with the IoHD. "


anthony " what part of bare min" did not come across

working on a laptop barely there means that while it might work for some tasks- somethings might not and the proportion of things that will not work for you goes up with the level of work you are trying to do.





gary adcock
Studio37
HD & Film Consultation
Post and Production Workflows
Inside look at the IoHD




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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 17, 2008 at 2:43:31 pm

It's pretty simple, really. AJA has posted specs for a reason. If you decide to try and use your laptop with the ioHD, please do not get mad at AJA for making a product that doesn't work. I would go with their recommended specs. I have talked to a few people that have the first gen machine and they can get 720 to work, but not 1080. And even then, 720 is iffy. Get yourself a new computer is the best advice that I personally can give you.

Jeremy


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Anthony C
Re: Macbook Pro
on Jan 17, 2008 at 4:39:13 pm

Thanks All,

Yes I talked to AJA. Jerry at AJA said that my laptop would work as long as use Pro Res. I was just making sure from users of the IO HD.






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