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  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 10:53 AM

    • gregNZ
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    Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    Hi beloved forum,

    I'm about to move up from MC 6. to MC 8 (software only, no dongle). Exciting, but also scary. Just a few questions: can I still capture analog media (VHS, BETA etc) as one always could via capture tool (I heard people saying there's some difficulties now)? And what's the story with BCC, are there any Boris effects included? Or does MC recognize my old ones from the 5.0 bundle? I've got a Firewire Raid, is there a cheap/easy option to turn the thunderbolt or USB 3 ports into firewire so I'm not losing too much speed?

    thanks so much guys!

     

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  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 1:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    Yes, you can still capture if you have supported hardware - just like before.  Supported Avid-branded hardware works, but also AJA, Blackmagic, and a few others (though Matrox seems to have stopped working after MC 8.6.1).

    No Boris included - must purchase separately.

    You should be able to use a Thunderbolt-to-FireWire adapter.

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  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 3:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    I will add, though, that BCC 8 does seem to still work with the latest MC versions, at least as far as macOS 10.11.

    (BCC 8 was the last version provided by Avid with certain bundles.)

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  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 3:42 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    and one more add is that Matrox still works excellent if you don´t need the latest and greatest ?? from Apple

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    Tomas 

     

  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 3:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    mjolnarn:

    and one more add is that Matrox still works excellent if you don´t need the latest and greatest ?? from Apple

    Which MC version?  Mine crashes on launch on anything after MC 8.6.1.  I got a Blackmagic Ultrastudio device as a result.

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  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 4:05 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    All versions works excellent with the Matrox unit , it´s Apple that have crashed it , 10.10.5 works excellent

     

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  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 4:11 PM In reply to

    • gregNZ
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    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    Thanks heaps guys!

    I got firewire/thunderbold adapter sorted. check. I've got a BM Intensity Extreme, it did a reasonable job so far, so I'm assuming it'll still do the capture job. check.

    What I can't figure is if the BCC from my 5.0 bundle will disappear after installing 8.0 or if it's still gonna be there. But I guess I'll have to just do it to find out and if not pick up another $600 for the updrade BCC version. Which kinda sucks.

     

    Cheers

     

     

  • Wed, Dec 14 2016 10:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

    gregNZ:
    BCC from my 5.0 bundle will disappear after installing 8.0 or if it's still gonna be there.
    As far as I remember your BCC bundle was 32 bit and did not work when MC went 64 bit.

    These days you can buy smaller bundles of BCC (a Restoration pack for example) at around $199US. Collectively all the bundles are much more expensive that the full version but I find that I only use the plug ins in the Restoration bundle these days.

  • Thu, Dec 15 2016 3:56 PM In reply to

    • gregNZ
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    Re: Questions re Upgrade from MC 6 to 8

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