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  • Thu, Jul 29 2010 7:56 PM In reply to

    • moose1184
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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    I'm going to be buying my first Mac Pro and have been waiting for this update just to stay ahead of the curve, so the graphics card thing is very frustrating...anyone else in the same boat?

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  • Thu, Jul 29 2010 8:26 PM In reply to

    • Art Riddle
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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    We just need to wait for Avid to qualify it.  I don't think there is an issue involved here.

  • Thu, Jul 29 2010 9:28 PM In reply to

    • Eric
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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    I have faith in Avid and Apple as far as getting any qualified card to work.

    I just wished the new MP support the Nvidia FX6000.

    Ive been waiting for so long to move our Maya over to Mac.

    We have everything else on OSX except for Maya :(

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  • Thu, Jul 29 2010 9:58 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    I like the new Magic Trackpad, could be a good mouse replacement for those of us who suffer from RSi…
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  • Thu, Jul 29 2010 10:12 PM In reply to

    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    pierre, I was thinking about getting the MagicPad, but I already have the Magic Mouse.  Do you think it's possible to use both together?  I'm thinking Mouse in right-hand, Pad on left.  

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  • Thu, Jul 29 2010 10:38 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    That should work, after all you can plug a mouse to a laptop and still use the trackpad. But what's the point since they'll do the same thing? And where does the keyboard go then?
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  • Thu, Jul 29 2010 11:50 PM In reply to

    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    I was looking into getting a Mac Pro myself when the update came out, but after seeing that they no longer carry nVidia I'd rather not get one of the new ones and have to wait for Avid to certify an ATI card. While I know it is possible to sometimes replace them, but it is possible that the system was designed to run on that particular type of card correct?

    In terms of being on the safe side I should probably just get one of the existing ones with the nVidia cards before they are rotated out?

    I was looking into getting an 8-Core 2.66 Mac Pro as my first Avid editing system (previously had used schools HP monster workstations).

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  • Fri, Jul 30 2010 3:17 AM In reply to

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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    Way back when Avid always seemed to perform better on the PC. Is that still the case? We were waiting for this release to upgrade as well- but I'm not sure the new MP will be much of a boost next to our current early 2008. (Although our 2008 has always been bit flaky and one of the reasons why we would like to trade up. Apple tech has had to replace the motherboard twice- but will not replace the whole machine.)

  • Fri, Jul 30 2010 3:36 AM In reply to

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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    Same concern regarding the lack of ATI card support.  I am migrating from PC to MAC and do need to buy the new Mac Pro ASAP.  Perhaps we can request the moderator of this forum to get an official position from Avid on whether they will support the ATI cards.  If not, give us a list of recommended cards that will work with the new Mac Pro and Avid.

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  • Fri, Jul 30 2010 9:44 AM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    Well the new Mac are not even out yet, so it's difficult to get Avid to test those. With a bit of luck, there might be an NVidia card that'll work in those, so we won't have to rely on those ATi cards...
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  • Fri, Jul 30 2010 3:42 PM In reply to

    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    FWIW- I am using an ATI 4870 in a 2008 MP. I get issues every once in awhile- but I would get the same and some worse issues while using the nVidia.

  • Fri, Jul 30 2010 5:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    I've been running Xpress Pro HD on my PC with a Radeon card without much of a problem as well...I know that setup isn't really relevant anymore, but it's something...

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  • Fri, Jul 30 2010 5:47 PM In reply to

    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    This is not an official Avid announcement, it's just my opinion.

    I'm sure that Avid, just like the rest of us, only heard about the support of ATI video cards when Apple made their announcement.  And Avid doesn't get any pre-production models to play with, so they have to wait until they are released to begin testing.

    It may take a bit longer, but I am sure that Avid will find a way to utilize the 12-core Mac Pro models.

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  • Fri, Jul 30 2010 9:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    There is talk of new Nvidia (fermi) cards on the way soon.

    Difficult to believe Nvidia wont offer a card for these new MAC's also difficult to believe Avid will abandon the MACPRO + Avid have in the past qualified ATI cards on the MAC.

    I am sure it will all work out soon, and there may not even be a problem!

  • Sat, Jul 31 2010 12:47 AM In reply to

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    Re: NEW Apple MAC's announced today

    I spoke to an Avid engineer a few years ago about supported video cards on the Mac and was told that because Apple qualified any card that shipped with a Mac to meet certain requirements, Avid just wrote to those specs. If it was a card that shipped as part of a standard Apple configuration that supported Avid's requirements regarding Core Image, VRAM size and Open GL, it would work.  I hope that's still true.

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