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Dwaynne Villiers
Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on May 30, 2005 at 2:37:24 am

Hi guys -

I tried doing a search but couldnt egt a clear answer for what I want to find out. I need to but a G5 and start running Final Cut Studio, esp for Motion 2. What specs should I go for if I need to be running Motion and AE/Combustion? Will the specs quoted on Apple's website for M2 be sufficient? I experience a lot of stress with my current PC system using Combustion, and intend to go Mac.

Dwaynne


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VideoManSF
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on May 30, 2005 at 7:28:32 am

If you have no interest in real tim, then anything that apple states will work.

If your expecting Real Time performance with motion, I have found this to be the MINIMUM (motion would like double this). (I have used G5 dual 2.0s and 2.5s with motion 1 and nothing compares to my current 2.7)

Dual 2.7 G5
4GB ram -8GB here-
ATI X800XT or NV 6800 GPU cards -I have a X800XT-
Very fast raid (around 200MB/s) SCSI, Fiber, or SATA -I have a Medea RTRx on atto-
10 bit Uncompressed capture card (decklink, aurora, AJA) -I have a Kona 2 and Io from AJA-
Broadcast monitor.

I can CC and Key UC8bitHD in RT with a lower third or two. Exports take less than playtime. All with the system above, and I am buying a second too. Very impressive numbers.

VM


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Dwaynne Villiers
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on May 30, 2005 at 2:29:41 pm

videomansf -

sounds good to me. i am particularly wary of the video card, since the options apple listed weren't available thru the system i was configuring on macmall. which delivers better performance - the nvidia or the ati?


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Richard Harrington
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on May 30, 2005 at 2:47:34 pm

I got the newest ATI

Particulary happy as it allows for 3 PCi cards

a Kona HD card
A firewire card
and a Srial ATI Extrernal card


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Dwaynne Villiers
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on May 30, 2005 at 3:20:46 pm

sweeeeet. What model is that?


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Dave Sullivan
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on May 30, 2005 at 3:37:37 pm

Hi all,

I'm using a G5 dual 2.5ghz, with 1gig of RAM, (to be upgrade to 4gig on Tuesday) 9800 XT 256mb graphics card.
I'm using Motion 1, and apart from the normal crashes, all appears to work, without any problems. With 4gig of RAM things are bound to work a bit smoother.

Dave


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Richard Harrington
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on May 30, 2005 at 7:25:08 pm

Radeon 800 XT I beleive

1 ADC
1 DVI (perfect for me)

256mb VRAM


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Dwaynne Villiers
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on Jun 2, 2005 at 12:31:22 pm

who'd you buy your system from?


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Richard Harrington
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on Jun 2, 2005 at 12:58:55 pm

Bought card as an upgrade from Chesapeake Systems in Blatimore


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Dwaynne Villiers
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on Jun 2, 2005 at 2:07:26 pm

how does the ati 9650xt that comes default with the system hold up? i was reading up some stuff on barefeats.com and it seems horrific.



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VideoManSF
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on Jun 7, 2005 at 6:50:45 pm

the 9650 is crap. That's the first thing to through out.


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Scott Bush
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on Jun 8, 2005 at 2:35:43 pm

I had a quick question about the x800...

Since it offers an ADC and a DVI, and I have 2 DVI monitors, would an ADC to DVI adapter affect image quality at all? Would the signal remain digital and clean through the adapter? I assume it would be OK, just want to hear from those with experience. Thanks.

ScottieB


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Specs for a G5 to run Motion
on Jun 8, 2005 at 3:12:23 pm

No, ADC port to DVI will not change any quality at all...

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer

Author: "Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4" Click here

Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D


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