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Kris Anderson
AVID via Bootcamp?
on Jan 27, 2008 at 5:19:09 am

Hi all... new here.

I have been cutting on AVID for 15 years, since version 5 when AVR26 was as good as it got. Done small films, big films, TVC's, doco's blah blah blah.

I have recently built my own suite and discovered that FCP was a better financial solution in terms of going full HD. As much as I am really digging FCP, I do miss AVID. I'm just so much faster in AVID-land. So I was wondering, can I set up an AVID solution on my MacPro via Bootcamp or Parallels or similar?

I figure if I upgrade my system disk to 1TB and allocate a portion of it for a Windows XP OS then I could install Media Composer and hook up an SDI Mojo for my offline work, then export the sequence via automatic duck into FCP for Online, keeping the PC OS completely AVID friendly and seperate without messing up my Mac OS.

Anyone done this/doing this?

MacPro 8 core 3ghz - 8gig RAM - Mac OS 10.4.11
2.5tb internal RAID on Apple Raid Card
+ AJA Kona 3 + Sonnet External RAID


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Kris Anderson
Re: AVID via Bootcamp?
on Jan 27, 2008 at 7:11:21 am

Sorry, just discovered a similar post asking the same thig.

Any updates since the October post would be appreciated.

MacPro 8 core 3ghz - 8gig RAM - Mac OS 10.4.11
2.5tb internal RAID on Apple Raid Card
+ AJA Kona 3 + Sonnet External RAID


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Bouke Vahl
Re: AVID via Bootcamp?
on Jan 27, 2008 at 12:01:20 pm

Avid works under bootcamp, but last time i've checked, Mojo is not recognized.
But if it's offline only, get two large widescreen monitors and run Avid on one, video on the other.
With todays monitor sizes/resolutions you have enough space for Avid even on one monitor.
As for output, it's faster to render a DVD for client approval
than to make a RT dub.



Bouke

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Kris Anderson
Re: AVID via Bootcamp?
on Jan 29, 2008 at 8:56:59 pm

Thanks.

The system was built as an FCP machine.

I think what I will do is upgrade my system drive to 1TB and create two seperate bootable partitions. One with all my FCP etc on it and the other solely for AVID with no nasty things to upset it. I need this primarily as a digitising station to feed other suites so I need i/o from the DNA.

MacPro 8 core 3ghz - 8gig RAM - Mac OS 10.4.11
2.5tb internal RAID on Apple Raid Card
+ AJA Kona 3 + Sonnet External RAID


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tristan tumble
Re: AVID via Bootcamp?
on Jan 30, 2008 at 1:35:56 am

why not just run avid in osx? avid now supports the intel machines on the mac side.



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Tom Di
Re: AVID via Bootcamp?
on Feb 8, 2008 at 1:34:58 am

MC (software only) won't run on Leopard.
I am waiting for my new MP to arrive and am unable to install Tiger onto it...apparantly. So I too need to install Media Composer through boot camp and Windows.
So...Kris...any updates? Are you successfully running MC on the boot camp side? I'd love to compare notes, especially since I have access to a Mojo and can test it to see if it works or not.
I have heard that one needs to have a separate Firewire bus to run Mojo as well as external FW drives.
Please post your experiences.



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ken wanninger
Re: AVID via Bootcamp?
on May 8, 2008 at 11:36:47 pm

I am running Media Composer 2.8 w/Mojo on Leopard 10.5.2 on a MacBook Pro with no problems. I'm also running MC 2.8 on the same machine in Vista through Parallels. I haven't tried Bootcamp, but If it works in Parallels, I'm sure it will work in Bootcamp.



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Jayasri Hart
Re: AVID via Bootcamp?
on Apr 15, 2009 at 4:35:21 am

Ken,
Are you still on 2.8 or have you upgraded to 3.0? If you have upgraded, I would like to know how that's working for you because I have 2.8.1 and an SD Mojo.

Jayasri Hart
HARTFILMS
Los Angeles, USA


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