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David Carr
Please Advise: Hardware/Software question about Avid Media Composer 8.4.5
on Mar 8, 2017 at 4:42:07 am

I have a custom built Mac running an intel i7 sandy bridge with 32gb of RAM. I want to install Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 and cut 2k footage of off a firewire 800 drive.

question 1: can the i7 Sandy Bridge with 32gb of RAM handle the 2K footage? I think it should be fine, right?

question 2: what OS is compatible for 8.4.5? does it run on 10.12.3 Sierra?

question 3: what is the minimum Graphics card set up on this system^ cutting 2K?

thanks for any input.


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Shane Ross
Re: Please Advise: Hardware/Software question about Avid Media Composer 8.4.5
on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:21:09 am

[David Carr] "question 1: can the i7 Sandy Bridge with 32gb of RAM handle the 2K footage? I think it should be fine, right?"

Yes.

[David Carr] "question 2: what OS is compatible for 8.4.5? does it run on 10.12.3 Sierra?"

That's a TAD too new for that version. I'd stick to 10.10 or 10.11 on your Hack for that version of Avid...

[David Carr] "question 3: what is the minimum Graphics card set up on this system^ cutting 2K?"

Avid doesn't really utilize the GPU like Resolve or Premiere. So it won't come into play here. Drive speed will, and FW800 will be cutting it a tad close..that's your biggest bottleneck. Just transcode the footage to ProRes MXF or DNxHD and you should be fine.

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David Carr
Re: Please Advise: Hardware/Software question about Avid Media Composer 8.4.5
on Mar 8, 2017 at 3:00:18 pm

Shane,

Thanks for the advice.

Here's a follow up, I know Sierra is only supported for Avid 8.6.5 , but do you think 8.4.5 will Run at least on Sierra? Or is it anyone's guess?


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Shane Ross
Re: Please Advise: Hardware/Software question about Avid Media Composer 8.4.5
on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:34:33 pm

Anyone's guess. The only person who will know will be the first one to try it.

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