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helmut
P6000 with G4 Dual 1GHZ is it OK?
on Dec 15, 2006 at 10:26:19 pm

Hi,
I am buying a used Dual 1GHZ for my ol P6000 board, does M100 run properly on that comp?

Thanks,
Helmut


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hbvideo
Re: P6000 with G4 Dual 1GHZ is it OK?
on Dec 15, 2006 at 10:54:07 pm

I've been using P6000 with a G4 dual 500MHZ 1gb RAM, OS 10.3.9, Media 100i, v 8.2.3 , with good results. But when I added Media 100sw (Software only version) the real fun began. I think they discontinued SW however. I can edit in SW. and export :30-2:00 .movs and play out through Media 100i.

I recently got a G5 and started using Media 100 Producer - that's even better.

Find a G5 and edit with Media100 Producer for best results.

HB



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helmut
Re: P6000 with G4 Dual 1GHZ is it OK?
on Dec 16, 2006 at 2:00:51 am

That's interesting; I used to edit on M100 since v3.0 back when M100 was still someting. Now editing is no longer my main profession but I still have the P6000 laying around (and a ICE card...) but I thought that I would buy a nowadays cheap dual 1GHZ (which I did) in order to keep my P6000 in use and also to have a Office comp. For the future I would have thought the G5 route would be for FCP.
Does M100 have a future again? It is all software only by now I understand (except third party stuff like Kona etc.) but would you say that the M100 platform is actually a serious competition to FCP these days?
What's so different in Producer? that makes it so different to v8.x?

Thanks,
Helmut


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hbvideo
Re: P6000 with G4 Dual 1GHZ is it OK?
on Dec 18, 2006 at 5:28:17 pm

In my personal opinion M100 is the easiest, fastest, best designed (as far as work flow) editing software on the market. I started on m100 back in 1996 v3 or 4 I guess. I left it and used FCP for 2 years. When I discovered M100SW, I test drove to see if Media100 had a future. To my amazement the sw software worked on my G4 and sped up my editing. Now FCP takes a back seat, way back. I edit short form pieces though. I have not used m100 with the Kona hardware yet. Producer works just fine.

HB



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hbvideo
Re: P6000 with G4 Dual 1GHZ is it OK?
on Dec 18, 2006 at 5:36:15 pm

Producer is way faster than v8x on the G5
SW was faster than v8x on the G4

with the ability to place video or graphics on any track, and see it immediately even on a G4 it works more like FCP.

Boris is way better on M100 than the Boris in FCP unless you upgrade.

I like the ability to use the system finder to locate bins and programs instead of going in to FCP to locate them.

HB



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