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  • Custom build AMD workstation

    I know, Avid wants us to use certified workstation to avoid isssues, but There's plenty of option today when building a new powerful machine and I want to build from scratch a new one to edit with MC in 4k. I've read want I could find on this forum about CPU choice, and most keep saying to stick...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Darson on Fri, Nov 6 2020
  • Slow Rendering Sapphire Effects

    We're experiencing poor CPU utilisation when rendering a timeline in Avid. We're using a 10gbps connection to our Avid Nexis storage system and only achieving write speeds of around 200mbps. We would expect higher write speeds with more CPU utilisation but for some reason it only stays at around...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by MylesOSS on Wed, Sep 11 2019
  • Xeon or i7 / i9?

    Hi! I‘ve been on Mac for 8 years now, but I’m thinking of switching back to windows due to the new announcements / Prices and lack of announcements reg. Mac Pro. My PC build would only be running AVID Media Composer (with focus on creative editing, editing with DnxHD proxies, barely any exports...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by MSPX on Thu, Nov 1 2018
  • High CPU usage in Activity Monitor

    I'm cutting a project on my Mac Book Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) and currently using MC 8.6.4. I've used the set up on transcoded material but currently cutting from AMA linked Sony FS7 footage. While playing material the fans are always on at full tilt and in the Mac Activity Monitor the...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by Parallaxrider on Mon, Aug 7 2017
  • Getting a refurbished Mac Pro 5,1 for Media Composer

    Hi, we are about to upgrade our Media Composer system to a refurbished Mac Pro 5,1 Westmere. Could someone give advice what CPU and GPU to choose in order to get good performance? Mostly we work with linked XAVC-I clips in 1080p, but sometimes we have to manage UHD and 4K on small projects. Should we...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by tom.alesch@men.lu on Mon, Aug 7 2017
  • Target Mask is using more than 2000% of CPU

    Hi All, when I use a Mix To Black Target Mask on my DNxHD36 it brings MC to a halt - dropped frames everywhere - it's become unusable. Even just typing in the Mask Margins, NOT displaying the mask itself anywhere costs CPU - without Mask Margins, my CPU is at 50-70% playing back, no FX, just one...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by Schnittskunk on Tue, May 2 2017
  • System spec for background transcoding

    What would be a good system to concurrently edit dnxhd media without pausing the background transcode of H264 files, I currently use a 4Ghz i7 iMac (2014) which is at full throttle when transcoding. I am thinking of getting a Mac Pro, to achieve the above, while editing simple picture and sound. What...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by Martin Fox on Sat, Jul 30 2016
  • Yellow CPU lines

    Hi all, I am getting the dreaded yellow and red lines for CPU speed and frame skipping, but when I open up task manager just to see what is going on, my hard drive is maxed out at 100% read speed and my CPU is only running at 14% capacity. Is the HDD the real issue? Thanks!
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Aidan Ryan on Thu, Sep 25 2014
  • Re: configuring your cpu

    Peter, I've been using it recently (I have 4 cores) with AE (6.5 not CSx) and MC. I've had AE doing some rendering on 3 cores and I've left 1 core for MC while I continue to do some basic editing. I found it quite useful. This is with 1080i footage. I also have very fast hard drives - a combination...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by mtahir on Wed, Jul 3 2013
  • new 2012 imac vs mac mini for mc 6.5

    Hey Guys I am buying a new computer and due to budget I can't afford much but I like the OSX interface much more than the pc interface so I've decided to keep to mac. I was wondering which system is better for avid media composer. Options are the new mac mini core i7 with fusion drive and maxed...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by Lenny V on Sat, Dec 15 2012
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