Latest post Mon, Jan 27 2014 4:53 PM by Marianna. 3 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (4 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • Sat, Jan 25 2014 6:33 PM

    • A.king
    • Not Ranked
    • Joined on Sat, Jan 25 2014
    • Posts 2
    • Points 30

    Switching from FCP7 to MC7

    Hi all,

    I am a fcp7 editor looking to make the switch to MC7 since it seems to be the industry standard and the best shot at getting more work.

    I know there will be a learning curve, but my main concern is whether or not my imac will be able to run avid MC7 efficiently. Here are my specs:

    iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2010

    Processor  3.2 GHz Intel Core i3

    Memory  4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    Graphics  ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB

    Software  OS X 10.9.1

    1tb sata disk

    lacie 500gb external harddrive (needs upgrading)

    Lacie 2tb cloudbox NAS (for archiving projects and footage)

    Already decided to upgrade the ram to 16gb, but besides that, will I be able to make this work?  I run FCP7 without any major render times and Premiere Pro was such an issue with lagging that I got rid of it. I mainly edit h.264 files from canon dslrs and have to convert to pro-res before bringing into fcp7 which can be a pain so IDK if MC7 runs h.264 natively or not, but I am hoping it does. Anyway, any insight would be greatly appreciated and if I am missing any extra hardware needed to make this work please let me know. Thank you! Austin
  • Sat, Jan 25 2014 7:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Switching from FCP7 to MC7

    More RAMs a must but that's not a very powerful system for H264 native editing. You'll be able to link and make selects but I suspect you will need to render to get useful playback.

    But at least you can do background Transcoding which helps.

    ACI Moderator. I'm not employed by Avid or work for them. I just do this in my spare time. Normally using the current Media Composer version on My... [view my complete system specs]

     

    Broadcast & Post Production Consultant / Trainer  VET

     

    T 07581 201248 | E pat@vet.co.uk | W www.vet.co.uk |


    Media Composer V8.2 Review Background Render

    -

    Follow me on Twitter Pat_H_VET

    Filed under:
  • Sun, Jan 26 2014 3:57 PM In reply to

    • A.king
    • Not Ranked
    • Joined on Sat, Jan 25 2014
    • Posts 2
    • Points 30

    Re: Switching from FCP7 to MC7

    Thank you for the response Pat!

    I will give it a go.

    -Austin

  • Mon, Jan 27 2014 4:53 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
    • Top 25 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Avid
    • Posts 10,152
    • Points 217,315
    • Avid Beta Moderators
      Avid Customer Advocate
      Avid Developer Moderator
      BlogAuthor
      SystemAdministrator

    Re: Switching from FCP7 to MC7

    Austin,

    Give it a try with the MC Trial - making sure you use 7.0.3.  Let me know how it goes so I cn advise on any tweaking if we can get better performace out of that system.

    marianna

    Director of Online Communities and Forums/Customer Advocate [view my complete system specs]

    marianna.montague@avid.com

    mobile 813-493-6800

    Twitter:  avidmarianna

    Facebook: Marianna Montague

    www.avidcustomerassociation.com   |  Connect 2019 | April 6-7 | Aria, Las Vegas, NV

    WWLD

Page 1 of 1 (4 items)

© Copyright 2011 Avid Technology, Inc.  Terms of Use |  Privacy Policy |  Site Map |  Find a Reseller