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  • Sun, Apr 2 2023 4:38 PM

    • CharlotteR
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    Computer for Avid Media Composer


    I have edited on Avid for many years on a Macbook pro 2014 with an i7 2,5Ghz and 16Gb RAM. And it was working without any problem. Unfortunately this computer died and I had to buy a new one. I bought a Macbook Pro 2019 with an i9 2,4Ghz 16Gb RAM. I can´t run the Avid fluidly: I have no real time : I hear the dialogs and then seen the video corresponding with a delaw. I have ZERO other application open, let say I didn´t open any app and there is no open application by default.

    The system takes 8-9gb and Avid the same. But in the monitor of activity it doesn´t show it´s orange or red. It is green.

    I have tried with Monterey and Ventura, it changes nothing. On the 2014 I was on Catalina and before Big sure.

    What do you think? The Macbook pro 2019 has a problem or is it normal, means it is not powerful enough ? Should I rather take a Macbook pro 2018 i9 2,9Ghz with 32Gb? Or a Macbook Air M1 with 16Gb RAM?

    Thanks a lot. It´s urgent since I have 5 days left to send it back and change my mind.

    Best regards, Charlotte

  • Tue, Apr 4 2023 5:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Computer for Avid Media Composer


    The 16 GB of ram is the bare minimum that is qualified to run the app.  Newer versions of Media Composer usually hover around 12-13 GB, and that's with transcoded DNxHD media palying in the sequence.  If you're requiring additional headroom, such as trying to play with AMA-Linked media in the timeline, then it will require more RAM. 



    Chris Bové
    Manager, Avid's Digital Customer Success Team 

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