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Hugh Haynie
Will Media Composer 6 run on a 2008 Mac Pro?
on Mar 21, 2012 at 2:53:28 am

Can MC6 run well on a Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad-core (4-Core) Harpertown/Penryn Intel Xeon?

I ask because I got a line on one relatively cheap, but don't want to buy if it won't run MC6, hopefully with different streams of HD.

-Hugh



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Brendan Maghran
Re: Will Media Composer 6 run on a 2008 Mac Pro?
on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:15:58 am

Yes it should run fine. I'm not sure about multiple streams...do you mean multicam?


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John Pale
Re: Will Media Composer 6 run on a 2008 Mac Pro?
on Mar 21, 2012 at 1:57:31 pm

MC 6 will run on all Mac Pros, including the Mac Pro 1,1, which was released in 2006.


This machine is not supported, but it runs fine. You can't use DX hardware with this machine, as DX hardware requires the 64 bit kernel. You can use 3rd party I/O or software mode.


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Daniel Frome
Re: Will Media Composer 6 run on a 2008 Mac Pro?
on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:23:04 am

I run a harpertown 8 core (2008). It works great. MC6 rarely ever uses beyond 4 cores, so you will fare mostly the same as me for 80% of your work.

Only consolidating and sometimes rendering uses all the cores, when using DNxHD.


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Hugh Haynie
Re: Will Media Composer 6 run on a 2008 Mac Pro?
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:09:50 pm

Thank you everyone.

-Hugh

-H


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