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  • Fri, Aug 29 2008 4:56 PM

    • jogotron
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    media composer 3.0 playback freeze on mac pro

    Hiya,

    Brand new to Media Composer, and straight out of the gate I have hit my first snag.  I am having some funky playback issues.  Imported a clip (quicktime) and it plays in the viewer, but video will not play in the timeline/canvas.  In both the viewer and canvas audio playback is fine, but video does not update.  I imported another clip, and video would not play in the both viewer or timeline.  Is this a video card issue?

    I am on a mac pro, os 10.5.4 with an ATI radeon hd 2600 card.  I know avid recommends the nvidia card, but is this required?  Its odd, as Xpress Pro worked just dandy.

     

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  • Fri, Aug 29 2008 5:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: media composer 3.0 playback freeze on mac pro

    I'm guessing your 'Pro software was pre-5.5.x....

    GFX card requirements went way up after that. Does that card support Open GL and have a minimum of 128 megs of vram? If not, that's were the problem lies.

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  • Fri, Aug 29 2008 6:32 PM In reply to

    Re: media composer 3.0 playback freeze on mac pro

    I've got the same card and it works flawlessly.  The 2600HD is 256mb.  What kind of drives?

     

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  • Fri, Aug 29 2008 6:37 PM In reply to

    Re: media composer 3.0 playback freeze on mac pro

    Here's a few things to try.  First off... what are the resolution and refresh rates of your monitors set to?  Also, bizzare as this sounds, try overlapping the timeline wiondow with the S/R window just a little.  Does that help?  Lastly... what version of QT are you running and how much RAM is in the machine?

     

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  • Fri, Aug 29 2008 6:48 PM In reply to

    • jogotron
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    Re: media composer 3.0 playback freeze on mac pro

    I have seagate drives, the stock 320 that came with the early 2008 mac pro, but my media on a 1 TB.  7200.11 is the model, I believe.  Additionally I have a firewire phantom drive 500 gb.  I am glad that your 2600HD works, I really didn't want to "upgrade" to the nvidia 8800, as it's supposed to be slower in most applications.

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  • Sat, Aug 30 2008 2:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: media composer 3.0 playback freeze on mac pro

    Hiya,

    After work did a reinstall of the MC software.  I should have done this before posting, but anyway it fixed the playback issues.  I was all set to get a Nvidia 8800 @ fry's and test it out too!  Thanks so much for your input all!

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