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  • Tue, Oct 25 2016 7:28 PM

    • claubel
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    Any experience? Avid on iMac with AMD Radeon R9 M380

    Hi.

    I am currently considering to move my Media Composer installation from an old PC to iMac, but will it work?

    I am setting up a few traps for myself by using a not-quite-qualified system with a one year old MC version. I own MC version 8.4.3 and have stopped support plans, since I mostly use it as a semi-professional/hobby system that makes no money.
    Any comments to this:

    Avid MC 8.4.3
    iMac 27" Retina, 3,2 GHz, intel core i5, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M380.

    Will I run in to any conflicts with the operating system or the graphics card that is not mentioned in the list of qualified systems (there it says Radeon M290X)? 

    Comments are very welcome. Thank you.
    Chris. 

    Avid MC 8.4.3, HP z800, Windows 7 SP1, 8 GB RAM, Matrox MXO2 Mini v. 7.7.2.2018, QT 7.7.9, Sorenson Squeeze 8. [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, Oct 26 2016 10:45 AM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: Any experience? Avid on iMac with AMD Radeon R9 M380

    I don't think the GPU will be a problem - on the Mac side, Media Composer doesn't really use it. 

    I would partition the drive and have one partition dedicated to MC with no other software, and the OS recommended for 8.4.3. If it's OS 10.9.5, go for that over 10.10.x which has more fancy useless iPhone-like stuff...

    - Work: MacPro 2010 3.46Ghz 12 Cores 48Gig mem, int and ext Raids, Mojo DX, 10.12.6 - Home: MacBookPro 2.5Ghz quad-i7, 16Gig Mem and SSD OSX 10.9.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, Oct 26 2016 3:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: Any experience? Avid on iMac with AMD Radeon R9 M380

    Thanks for the advice, pierreh.

    As an unexerienced Mac-user, I have to ask about the OS:
    "I would partition the drive and have one partition dedicated to MC with no other software, and the OS recommended for 8.4.3."

    Is it easy to pick any version of MacOS, that you want? Is it done from the OS, or do you download it somewhere? 

     

    Avid MC 8.4.3, HP z800, Windows 7 SP1, 8 GB RAM, Matrox MXO2 Mini v. 7.7.2.2018, QT 7.7.9, Sorenson Squeeze 8. [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Oct 28 2016 12:34 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: Any experience? Avid on iMac with AMD Radeon R9 M380

    I think you might be able to download older versions from the Mac AppStore.

    - Work: MacPro 2010 3.46Ghz 12 Cores 48Gig mem, int and ext Raids, Mojo DX, 10.12.6 - Home: MacBookPro 2.5Ghz quad-i7, 16Gig Mem and SSD OSX 10.9.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Oct 28 2016 9:30 PM In reply to

    • claubel
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    Re: Any experience? Avid on iMac with AMD Radeon R9 M380

    Thank you.

     

    Avid MC 8.4.3, HP z800, Windows 7 SP1, 8 GB RAM, Matrox MXO2 Mini v. 7.7.2.2018, QT 7.7.9, Sorenson Squeeze 8. [view my complete system specs]
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