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Lloyd Paul Rivers
Can my imac run AVID?
on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:33:10 am

i have out about 10 clips into the timeline from a 5dmk2. There are no effects on any of the clips but i still have a red bar in the timecode which when i googled says my system isn't good enough to run the program. Is there something in the settings i can change to get rid of the red bar?

heres my system spec, it isn't the greatest but was the best i could do on a students budget

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac11,3
Processor Name: Intel Core i3
Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 12 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 5.86 GT/s
Boot ROM Version: IM112.0057.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.59f2
Serial Number (system): W802828PDB6
Hardware UUID: C310682E-9FF2-509B-A244-B3363096DB7B

Many Thanks
Lloyd Rivers

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James Beattie
Re: Can my imac run AVID?
on Dec 20, 2011 at 4:14:18 pm

It may be before the red hits, it should be either blue or yellow. Blue indicates drive speed, yellow indicates processor being overworked. This will help decide which to beef up to make it playback in real-time.

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Shane Ross
Re: Can my imac run AVID?
on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:55:56 pm

Transcode the footage to DNxHD. Avid doesn't edit H.264 well natively. Even if you had a beefy machine.

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