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Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Is HP Z1 G3 All-in-one Avid-qualified?
on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:09:59 am

Has anyone used the latest HP Z1 G3 All-in-one Workstation (non-touch) with Media Composer 8.5? Here's what I'm reading:
http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA6-4482EEW.pdf
http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/business-solutions/hp-z1-g3-workstation-(ener...

Randi Altman gave the G2 a good review: http://postperspective.com/reviewhpz1g2oneworkstation/

Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Los Angeles, USA
http://www.linkedin.com/in/hartfilms/


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Job ter Burg
Re: Is HP Z1 G3 All-in-one Avid-qualified?
on Jun 12, 2016 at 5:42:38 am

You can always check qualified systems here:
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/compatibility/en422411
http://avid.force.com/pkb/servlet/fileField?retURL=%2Fpkb%2Farticles%2Fen_U...

Short answer: yes, with 8.4.3 and up, 3.3GHz or higher i7/Xeon E3

Haven't used it myself, though.


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Job ter Burg
Re: Is HP Z1 G3 All-in-one Avid-qualified?
on Jun 12, 2016 at 6:52:28 am

Having read up on it, I would be a little worried that a 23" screen with that high a resolution would cause everything in the Media Composer interface to become really, really tiny.


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Josh Phillippi
Re: Is HP Z1 G3 All-in-one Avid-qualified?
on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:23:01 am

Joyce-

Being an Avid reseller & systems integrator, we have a lot of experience integrating HP solutions with Avid Media Composer. I would have to agree, although it is technically qualified, it may not be the best experience for the user. Which in the long run could cost more time and money than it would cost to go with a "Z" qualified workstation. I am happy to assist you in any way we can in your research on different systems that may best suit your needs. Please feel free to reach out at any time. I will also provide a link to some of our turnkey edit systems we offer. Or we can always spec something out specifically for your needs. Best of luck!

https://pistonmediagroup.com/turnkey-video-editing-solutions/

Josh Phillippi
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Piston Media Group
Direct: (818) 318-8211
Office (888) 829-7320
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Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Re: Is HP Z1 G3 All-in-one Avid-qualified?
on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:55:15 am

Thank you very much, Job & Josh.

I had looked at the same lists but a slightly earlier version. I need something with a smaller footprint (and cheaper) than the Z840 or even the 440. I would also prefer my storage to be external RAIDs, now that I can use Thunderbolt I/O speed.

I agree with you, Job, about the screen size. Being mostly an offline editor for broadcast, finishing only for web-delivery projects, I thought I might get by transcoding to HD 720 for editing. What I would save on the G3, I could spend on a second monitor and, possibly, an Artist DNxIO with Media Composer bundled. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Josh, I got a couple of quotes from Melrose Mac (I am on a Mac Pro for FCS 3) and Keycode Media, but I could certainly use some advice. So I will contact you offlist. I have an old dongle (last used for MC Version 4, I think), but that may not be of any use now.

Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Los Angeles, USA
http://www.linkedin.com/in/hartfilms/


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