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  • Mon, Dec 23 2019 10:15 AM

    • Susi
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    any red lights for this upgrade?

    Hello all, it's been a while; have been missing Avid, and this forum.
    Now I need to upgrade in order to activate, and would love to hear any warnings or advice!

    Likely way forward is MC 2018.9 on OSX 10.13.6
    Likely machine is MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, early 2015
    Processor 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB
    Serial number C02S914DFVH8

    Here in the Northern Hemisphere the days are getting longer again, hurrah
    Seasons greetings to us all - and best to the South (hope yr not ablaze)
    Susi

    Media Composer 2018.9.0 on 13" early-2015 Macbook Pro (OSX10.13.6) 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB Gizmos... [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Dec 23 2019 11:52 AM In reply to

    • morsey
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    Re: any red lights for this upgrade?

    Hi Susi, I have the exact same machine. Although I used MC 8.8 on 10.12.6. It's unsupported by Avid and I had issues with playback sometimes. I suspect it had something to do with the minimum required GPU Memory of 2gb. I tried earlier versions of MC, later ones, but playback still suffered, but only sometimes. The material was DNxHD36 and it was on the internal SSD and I used an external monitor via HDMI (which probably didn't help). Having said all that, it was only within the last year that I experienced the playback issues when I pushed it on bigger projects. Prior to this year I did the odd short project on it and it was fine. I suspect later OSX's and MC's would not be better. I'd recommend you test it out before you commit. Hope this helps, Happy Holidays!

  • Sat, Jan 4 2020 4:22 PM In reply to

    • Susi
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    Re: any red lights for this upgrade?

    Thanks, Morsey - bit the bullet and moved Avid over to a reconditioned 2015 MBP running 10.13; bumped it up to 10.13.6 and installed MC 2018.9.0
    Some bumpy stages getting used to Avid upgrade but not as steep as I'd feared

    Here's to 2020!

    Media Composer 2018.9.0 on 13" early-2015 Macbook Pro (OSX10.13.6) 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB Gizmos... [view my complete system specs]
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