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Steve Mullen
Older M100 status
on Jan 25, 2009 at 6:38:45 am

1) If using 10.4.11 and QT 7.3.1 -- what versions (V12.0.2 and up) can I use? (Can't move past 10.4.11 and QT 7.3.1 if also using Media Composer 2.8.4.)

2) What version will support 720p30? (I see mention only of p50/p60.)

3) Can one but SN and UNLOCK for an older version?

4) Assuming an upgrade 10.5.6 -- it looks like QT 7.6 is needed given the bug with 7.5.5. (10.5.6 ships with 7.5.5). Correct?

5) Media Composer will import almost everything (e.g. H.264/AVC) and convert to DNxHD. Will M100 import anything that QT supports?

6) If so -- can M100 import to ProRes 422 or only to the M100 HD codec?

7) MC with 1920x1080 p DNxHD lays and edits and applies FX in real-time (no rendering) on a MacBook Pro. Watching the tutorials, it seems the M100 HD codec FX must be rendered. How about ProRes 422?

8) I have no need for P2/XDCAM etc -- nor anything Boris FX -- is there a way to buy "old" versions that run under 10.4.11 or 10.5.6 to save money? (I just want a M100 circa 1995.)



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Floh Peters
Re: Older M100 status
on Jan 25, 2009 at 10:17:38 am

[Steve Mullen] "1) If using 10.4.11 and QT 7.3.1 -- what versions (V12.0.2 and up) can I use? (Can't move past 10.4.11 and QT 7.3.1 if also using Media Composer 2.8.4.) "
12.7.1 (the latest version before the current V13) does run under 10.4.11, as far as I know.


[Steve Mullen] "2) What version will support 720p30? (I see mention only of p50/p60.) "
I think it is currently supported (if it is supported in V13, it also should work in V12.7). I can check that on Monday)

[Steve Mullen] "3) Can one but SN and UNLOCK for an older version? "
Do you mean buy? Then yes, you can buy an Encryption code for an older version.

[Steve Mullen] "4) Assuming an upgrade 10.5.6 -- it looks like QT 7.6 is needed given the bug with 7.5.5. (10.5.6 ships with 7.5.5). Correct?"
No, OSX 10.5.6 does not come with QuickTime 7.5.5 automatically. The QuickTime and OS upgrades come separately, and you can stay on QuickTime 7.5 and OSX 10.5.6. I think new systems (like the current MBP computers) will ship with QuickTime 7.5.5, but if you upgrade e.g. an existing MacPro you can avoid going to QuickTime 7.5.5



[Steve Mullen] "5) Media Composer will import almost everything (e.g. H.264/AVC) and convert to DNxHD. Will M100 import anything that QT supports?
6) If so -- can M100 import to ProRes 422 or only to the M100 HD codec? "


Media 100 does import most of the existing QuickTime formats, and it can play back a range of them natively without converting (e.g. ProRes, Uncompressed, DV, DVCPro25/50/HD). The others get converted on import into one of the supported QuickTime formats (Media 100 i, Media 100 HD, ProRes, 8 or 10 bit Uncompressed, DVCPro25/50/HD,...). Some of the codecs are not supplied with Media 100, though, but if they are installed on your system they can be used.

[Steve Mullen] "7) MC with 1920x1080 p DNxHD lays and edits and applies FX in real-time (no rendering) on a MacBook Pro. Watching the tutorials, it seems the M100 HD codec FX must be rendered. How about ProRes 422? "

Seriously, Media100 HD codec is 8bit or 10bit uncompressed, meaning that you have 120MB per second and up. The first problem is that you have to find some sort of RAID that gives you this kind of performance on a MacBook Pro. With ProRes, it is much easier. And yes, you get some realtime performance on a MBP with 1920*1080 ProRes or DVCProHD material on a MacBook Pro; depending on your CPU speed you most likely even get realtime effects.

[Steve Mullen] "8) I have no need for P2/XDCAM etc -- nor anything Boris FX -- is there a way to buy "old" versions that run under 10.4.11 or 10.5.6 to save money? (I just want a M100 circa 1995.) "
Since you speak about HD editing, I think a 1995 system will not give you really what you want. Otherwise you could look for a used Media 100 i system on eBay. But seriously, the gear and the software is relatively cheap these days, so I personally would try to avoid all the performance limitations of a hardware that is more than 10 years old. I definitely would try to figure out how to get a current version up and running.



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