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Jai DixonMedia 100 on Imac
by on Feb 5, 2014 at 3:30:47 pm

I've been a media 100 user for 15 years now. Although I cut on Premiere pro and FCP, media 100 is my fav. I'm running version 2.1 on an '09 imac without a ntsc view of my work. My legacy 8 system on a macpowerpc is due for retirement. I'm considering another imac27 w/ thunderbolt or 2012 mac pro to replace my legacy system. My question to the media 100 experts is, "what is the most cost effective capture device that is compatible with an Imac for both SD & HD or should I go with an mac pro and install a pci card"? My budget for upgrading is not very high, but it's obvious I need to make a move to stay competitive. I do a lot of AE projects CS4 so I need to upgrade to CS6 as well. Any suggestions on the best system under $10K? Thanks for any recommendations.


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Floh PetersRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Feb 5, 2014 at 5:10:43 pm

The big question is what kind of sources you need to captureā€¦



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Jai DixonRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Feb 5, 2014 at 5:42:49 pm

I guess that is helpful info...my apologies. SD DVCam mostly. All HD, 2K footage comes from drives, flash drives etc. My big thing is output to ntsc monitor or even HDMI LCD fro media 100.

Thanks for your response.


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Floh PetersRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Feb 6, 2014 at 4:08:46 pm

Okay, if you want to go digital only, the T-Tap from Aja is your cheapest choice. SDI and HDMI only, and no conversion (HD to SD, for example). If you need a little bit more connections, you should look into the Matrox MXO2 line, with the Thunderbolt option. There you can get nearly every combination of connections you can imagine. An iMac with a MXO2 or T-Tap depending on your needs will be a great editing system.



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Jai DixonRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Feb 6, 2014 at 4:21:22 pm

Thanks Floh. This is very helpful information.


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Jai DixonRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Feb 13, 2014 at 4:35:34 pm

What's your take on the new BlackMagic Ultra Studio?


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Floh PetersRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:33:19 am

[Jai Dixon] "What's your take on the new BlackMagic Ultra Studio?"

Would be nice, but as far as I know it is not supported.



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Tom GillenRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Feb 23, 2014 at 8:43:06 am

Floh...will the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor unit work with Media100. It's $100 cheaper for the same result?



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Tom GillenRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 1, 2014 at 9:55:07 pm

Hi. On the AJA website, it shows that T-Tap is not supported for Media 100. Has anyone actually used T-Tap with Media100 and been successful? Also the mini monitor from Black Magic is $155 cheaper. Has anyone tried that? Looks like the same box. Thanks.



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Jai DixonRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 2, 2014 at 4:42:23 am

Media 100 Ships Suite v2.1.3 with Expanded AJA and Matrox Support
Media 100 Suite v2.1.3 adds support for AJA's Io Xt, Io Express, T-TAP, and KONA LHe Plus video I/O hardware as well as Matrox's Mojito MAX.

Read this on a post but I have yet to try it.

I went with the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt for my imac.


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Lukkee ChongRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:30:01 am

Just some additional info, the Matrox needs to load different drivers for Media100 and Premier Pro. This means two OS startup drives as the different drivers do not work together.
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Jai DixonRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 1, 2014 at 3:58:12 am

I do use AE and Media 100 95% of the time. I have one client that works in Premiere Pro

How does that work? I have an ssd and 1tb hhd. Can I install media 100 & matrox drivers and After Effects on ssd with Mountain Loin and then Premiere Pro on HDD with Maverick?

I don't use Premiere Pro that much and could just keep that on the second system without the Matrox.

Any advice would be appreciated!


2009 imac 3.06 intel Core 2 duo , 8gb memory, gt130
2011 imac 3.4, i7, 20gb mem, AMD6970, 256 ssd, 1tb HDD


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Lukkee ChongRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 1, 2014 at 1:04:26 pm

That should work Jai.
All the best.



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Jai DixonRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 1, 2014 at 6:28:57 pm

Thanks Lukkee Chong...will FCP also need to be set up on a different start up disc because of the matrox mxo2?

Can FCP and PP exist on the same start up with the mxo2? I use those NLE waaaaaaay less than Media 100.

Thanks for your help.


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Jai DixonRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:44:31 pm

Had a great conversation with the Tech Support at Matrox...Wonderful Customer Service!!!!!!!!

Lukee turns out that as long as you run Media 100 and Premier cs5.5 the Matrox drivers are compatible.

If you try to run CS6, then they are not compatible.

I was going to run CS4 which is not supported by the Matrox at all.

Have you had any different experiences????


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Lukkee ChongRe: Media 100 on Imac
by on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:45:04 pm

Hi Jai.
I am running CS6 so that is why I would need two different sets of extensions.
I don't use FCP so can't comment on that setup.
Cheers!



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