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Hugh Haynie
Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 26, 2013 at 5:48:38 pm

Please recommend a laptop that you currently use for Media Composer 7. Mac or PC. Include specs and pitfalls. Thanks

-H


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Richard Sanchez
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 26, 2013 at 5:53:56 pm

You can hire me as a consultant for this, otherwise

Avid PC systems

http://avid.force.com/pkb/servlet/fileField?retURL=%2Fpkb%2Farticles%2Fen_U...

Avid Mac System

http://avid.force.com/pkb/servlet/fileField?retURL=%2Fpkb%2Farticles%2Fen_U...

All taken from

http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/en422411?retURL=%2Fp...

Richard Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Hugh Haynie
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 26, 2013 at 6:03:57 pm

Thanks. Do you have Avid running on a laptop? I want to get a testimonial. We have MC6 is on a MacBook Pro at work, it exceeds Avid's recommended specs, but is a bit slow.

-H


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Shane Ross
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 26, 2013 at 6:37:24 pm

I am currently running Avid MC 7.0.2 on a 2012 MacBook Pro, non-retina, 15" machine. It has 16GB of RAM and an SSD hard drive. It is running CIRCLES around my 2008 MacPro. It is fast and reliable.

Shane
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Pieter Viljoen
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 26, 2013 at 6:50:06 pm

The single best thing you can do for AVID I feel is the SSD. At least for my offline work, it's the single thing I've seen make the most difference. But, I don't online, I don't do heavy effects.


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Andrea Williams
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:23:12 pm

Hi Shane,
I'm sorry, this is a diff. question (I'm new to Creative Cow and don't know the right way to use it yet), but I saw you have a 2008 MacPro, as do I (there probably aren't that many of us left!). My Nvidia card just died, and I don't know what to replace it with (what is the best card that will work on a 5 year old MacPro?). Can you tell me what you have? Or do you know where I can get this info?

thank you!
Andrea


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Shane Ross
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 27, 2013 at 9:00:00 pm

I have a discontinued x285 NVidia. Not sure what to recommend now. Ask on a different question...new post.

Shane
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Nick Griffin
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 27, 2013 at 9:58:29 pm

I recently had the original video card in my 2008 Octocore Mac tower die. Micro Center still had in stock an ATI Radeon HD 5770 for a very reasonable price. About $200 I believe. Hope this helps.


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Andrea Williams
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 28, 2013 at 5:22:03 am

Thanks! (esp. since there's a microcenter right around the corner)
andrea


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Richard Sanchez
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 26, 2013 at 7:17:07 pm

I run Avid 6.5.3 on a 17" Macbook Pro, i7 Quad Core 2.3Ghz with 16GB. Like Shane said, it's a tank, but the two biggest variables will be your boot drive and your media drives. I don't use an SSD, and it's just fine. As for storage, I use a Lacie Big5 Thunderbolt and it was great.

Richard Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Hugh Haynie
Re: Please Recommend a Laptop for MC7
on Nov 26, 2013 at 7:18:21 pm

Thanks! and have a great Holiday.

-H


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