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  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 1:18 AM

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    Avid Media Composer

    I have just bought, second hand, the Avid Media Composer Editing System (Version 6.5) The Avid Media Composer came with the Avid CRT High Res Computer Monitor I need to know how to put the ProTools Avid 888 I/O System + Meridien I/O Box Digidesign MH070-AV together with the Avid CRT High Res Computer Monitor what cables go where. I can't find any manuals on the web can anybody help.

     

  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 2:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer

    We need to determine what you really have, as you've provided conflicting information.  First, see this Wiki article for an explanation of Avid's hardware history.

    Avid has cycled through versions a second time.  So, the first series ended at v12.0 in approx 1998.  The second series started again at v1.0, and is now at v7.0.  Your hardware is from the first series.

    MC v6.5, of the first series, ran on ABVB hardware, not Meridien.  The Meridien hardware started at v8.0, and ran through v12.0, so it's conflicting that you claim to have v6.5.  Are you sure your MC software is licensed for v6.5?  If so, how are you determining this?

    Also, if you have Meridien external hardware, you also need the three internal PCI boards they connect to.

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  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 4:56 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer

    I hope you got a good deal on this and didn't get duped by an unscrupulous ebayer. 





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  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 8:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer

    Hi it maybe conflicting because I omitted some of the text as I thought it would not be relevant.

    O dear it was from ebay but the guy seemed genuine.  (What would I know) He works for Broadcasting House Manchester. Any way here is the full add

     

     

    AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 9000 Online & Offline Broadcast Standard Edit Suite

    Avid Media Composer Editing System (Version 6.5) with broadcast quality and real time effects. The Avid Media Composer comes with the Avid Coloured Editing Keyboard, 2 x high resolution Picture Monitors (1 x Avid CRT High Res Computer Monitor and 1 x Sony LCD Monitor), Software, Cables, All Operating Manuals & Tuition Guides, 2 x 73GB Fast Avid LVD Drives, Digidesign Pro Tools Hardware. It comes with the Avid-specified HP 9600 Workstation and Dongle, running on the stable windows platform. There is an upgraded DVD Drive and Internal 170GB Fast Hard Drive.


    The Avid Media Composer features Real-Time Effects and quality up to Uncompressed Digital Broadcast Quality. (It also comes with Photoshop Software and Sorenson Squeeze Software installed.)

    Work at any quality up to full uncompressed quality.

    This is an Edit Suite I have owned from new, and it is a great opportunity for someone to buy a complete end to end reliable production edit suite and DVD authoring solution. The Avid Media Composer 9000 originally cost in the region of £45,000. 

    The Edit suite is in Great Condition! No scratches or marks anywhere. It has had very little use, though it is a great workhorse for projects of all types from short form to long form. This is a complete working Edit Suite, based on an excellent computer workstation. All Operating Manuals and Tuition Guides are included, as well as a graphic booklet showing all the keyboard shortcuts! The computer can obviously be used as a general computer workstation as well.
    The Avid User Interface is very easy to use and is fully customizable. Avid is the industry standard for broadcast work and editors. When you learn how to use an Avid you can work in virtually any Post Production House anywhere! The Avid User guides and Tutorial Booklets alone are a mine of information with tips and alternative workarounds, allowing the user to become expert in a short space of time.
  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 8:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer

    There are still some inconsistencies.

    1) You mnetion Meridien in your orifginal post, however, the ad does not.  When/where/why did you think Meridien was involved?

    2) The MC Model 9000 ended with the first series of Avid versions @ v12.0.  MC v6.5 was ABVB based (prior to Meridien), and did not support "uncompressed" video.

    3) I've personally never heard of a model 9600 HP Workstation.  At a minimum, Avid never supported one.  In the "9000" series, there was only support for the 9300 and 9400, but these were much later, and typically only used with Dual-Boot Avid DS systems.

    Could you post pictures of a)the computer front panel, showing the model number, b)the Digidesign hardware, c)any other external harware.  If the dongle has a tag on it, please post everything EXCEPT the System ID and Serial Number.

    Symphony 8.0 w/Matrox MXO2 Rack, HP z420, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 & nVidia... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ Discovery Studios West
    (wwld)

  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 8:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer

    The version you have was released circa 1996.  v8.0 of this series was the first to feature "uncompressed SD video" (btw, the system you have is only capable of SD editing  HD capability came with v2.0 (2nd series))

    To help clarify the series delineation, v1.0 of the 2nd series was the first "post-Meridien" version.  The last Meridien version (v12) was released in 2003.  

     

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  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 9:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer

    I said it was Pro Tools Avid 888 I/O System + Meridien I/O Box DIGIDESIGN MH070-AV as I bought this hardware a week before to go with my Pro Tools software and there was one the same( well they look the same)  with this bundle so I assumed they were the same.   

    As requested first the computer picture If it’s not clear enough it’s a CAMPAQ  Evo W8000

    The Digidesign Hardware Pics . I just have to work out how to upload them to this post.

    Back soon.

     

  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 9:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer

    Randall L Rike:
    If the dongle has a tag on it, please post everythong EXCEPT the System ID and Serial Number.

    Please be sure to edit your post and remove the SysID and Serial#.

    MacPro dual 2.66GHz 6GB RAM nVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT Storage: 2TB G-Speed eS with controller card 3x1TB Hitachi SATA-II internals, various external FW/USB... [view my complete system specs]

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    "I am not obsessed... I'm detail-oriented"

  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 10:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer

    Guys I do apologise but I think I need to go away and learn how to use this forum, How to Post pics etc. and come back and start again.  Thanks

  • Mon, Oct 7 2013 10:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer

    Here's how to insert an image into your post:

     

    1) click on the "Insert media" button (to the left of the smiley face)

    2) Click "Browse".

    3) Click "Upload File".

    4) Click "Browse" again, and navigate to you image file.

    5) Choose "Open".

    6) Click on "Upload File".

    7) Click on "OK".

    Symphony 8.0 w/Matrox MXO2 Rack, HP z420, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 & nVidia... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ Discovery Studios West
    (wwld)

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