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  • Upgrade Information

    Currently we are running Media Composer 5.5 and are wanting to get the subscription program and upgrade to the latest version. Trying to get information on whether or not my computer would handle it, whether on Avid's spec pages or through support seem to be fruitless, so maybe someone on here could... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by jkhorton on Wed, Jan 21 2015
  • 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... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by A.king on Sat, Jan 25 2014
  • Re: Videoguys' PC & Mac System Recommendations for Avid Media Composer 7

    Answering this myself here in case anyone needs to know in the future :) I called Videoguys and they recommend 2 X 8GB RAM. In the future, should you want to improve performance, you can then add 2 X 8GB RAM to go into the last two RAM slots. No matter what, RAM needs to be added in equal pairs. If you... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by Ceci on Tue, Jun 18 2013
  • Re: Videoguys' PC & Mac System Recommendations for Avid Media Composer 7

    [quote user="videoguy"] RAM: 8GB of RAM is the bare minimum. As a rule of thumb, we recommend 3GB of RAM per CPU core, so for best results with an i7 quad core CPU, get 12GB (triple channel) or 16GB (dual or quad channel) of RAM. [/quote] About to purchase an iMac 27" 3.4GHz quad core... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by Ceci on Mon, Jun 17 2013
  • Macbook Pro specs with AVID

    Hi all, hope I'm not rehashing old ground. My laptop is dying and I think it's time to replace the old warhorse. As I'm a bit more flush I'm tempted with a Macbook Pro. Without wanting to get into the Mac Vs PC debate (I know the arguements there and will make a decision) the thing I... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by losalnos on Fri, Oct 5 2012
  • avid supported graphics card

    hi friends, I have planned to buy a new system with spec Intel I7 with supported Mother board, corsair 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD. But im confused with graphics card. I got an idea to buy Quadro 600, but my friends said its not that much worth. so friends please suggest me any good graphics card and guide me... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by ganesh on Mon, Mar 19 2012
  • LAPTOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA COMPOSER 6

    Hi. I'm upgrading to Media Composer 6 and want to be portable on a PC Laptop. Can anyone suggest the best laptop for the job. I have looked at the specs pdf and see the HPs and Dells, etc. but would prefer to have some recommendations from folks who have worked on them. Definitely looking for that... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by Ted Faye on Sat, Feb 18 2012
  • Filling in your System Specifications

    Filling in System Specifications may seem easy to some. But, in fact, many users have little or no knowledge about the technical details of their computer system. Hopefully this Tutorial will help them fill in their System Specs. I am not counting this as a Tutorial in my Basic MC Tutorials. Regards... (read more)
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by marianna on Sun, Mar 14 2010
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