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  • Wed, Sep 18 2013 4:17 PM

    • Jason NLC
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    MC 7 killed my DS 10.5

    I was able to use Media Composer 7 Symphony Option and DS 10.5 on the same system for several weeks until I started getting an error in Media Composer that would crash my system.  Media Composer did not start working again until I updated the GPU, but this killed the DS.  I was told that DS 11 could work on the same system as Media Composer 7.  Do I really have to pay $5000 to upgrade to DS 11?  That seems criminal.  We've dumped a ton of money into the DS over the last decade, surely AVID will give us a break?

  • Wed, Sep 18 2013 4:21 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 7 killed my DS 10.5

    Pretty sure V7 support was part of the DSV11 update so if you need to run DS 10.5 then you need to run the supported MC version (V6.5.3  think?)

    You could go the dual boot route and have diffeent configs.

    How did you update the GPU? That's the graphics card or do you mean you updated the display driver?


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    • slabross
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    Re: MC 7 killed my DS 10.5

    Avid DS and Media Composer qualification list:

    If you kept an active support contract, upgrading from DS 10.5 to 11.1 (current release) is free of charge, otherwise you will be charged a renewal fee (consult your reseller for details).

    The DS qualified workstation and equipment is detailed at  I ignore why your DS stopped working but you don't provide much detail either...

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  • Thu, Sep 19 2013 4:28 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 7 killed my DS 10.5

    And please read Sylvain's "I Ignore why" as "I don't know why"

    (Lost in translation)


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