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  • Tue, Nov 28 2017 1:06 PM

    • nigelad
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    which new iMac for Media Composer?

    Hi I need to purchase 4 more iMacs for additional edit suites asap.

    We currently use 21" iMac 14,3s [3.1Ghz i7] with a Dell 1080p bin monitor and BM mini- monitor connected to a Toshiba client monitor. We use ISIS 5500 and most  work is HD or 2K ProRes or Proxy resolution, currently running MC8.6.1

    I know I want 256 SSDs and 16GB RAM minimum.

    I'm looking at  the 3.6GHz i7 processor and 4K retina model, with either Radeon Pro 550 [2GB VRAM ] or 560 [4GB VRAM].

    Am iIbetter spending on more RAM [32GB] or more VRAM?

    Is any of this approved by Avid yet? 

    Thanks for any info/guidance

    Nigel

    ISIS 5500, with Interplay Production bundle, mainly MC 8.6.1 & PT 12.5.1 on Mac OS X.11.3 with BM Mini-Monitors and AJA T-taps. Running on 2013 Mac... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Tue, Nov 28 2017 4:38 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: which new iMac for Media Composer?

    Nigel....

     

    Are you asking about the system that is in the Avid qualified list?   Yes, its qualified!

    As far as memory – yes – buy 32GB and enable the video cache!

     

     

    System

     

    GPU

    Earliest MCVersionSupported*

     

    DNxIO

    DNxIQ

    DNxIV

     

    Nitris DX

     

    Mojo DX

     

    Nexis

     

    Notes**

    iMac Retina 4K  21.5"
    3.6 Ghz i7 Quad core Mid 2017

     

    Radeon Pro 555, 560

     

    MC 8.8

     

    USB-C
    *1

     

    No

     

    USB-C
    *1 *2

     

    Yes

    8 to 32 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4

     

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  • Wed, Nov 29 2017 9:33 AM In reply to

    • nigelad
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    Re: which new iMac for Media Composer?

    Thanks Marianna, that's helpful.

    If I have to choose between 4GB VRAM and 16GB RAM, or 2GB VRAM and 32GB RAM, which woudl you choose?better?

    Nigel

    ISIS 5500, with Interplay Production bundle, mainly MC 8.6.1 & PT 12.5.1 on Mac OS X.11.3 with BM Mini-Monitors and AJA T-taps. Running on 2013 Mac... [view my complete system specs]

    Less IS More!

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