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  • adspencer
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    Thanks. Since I cannot get the ADVC 110 to work on the Windows side of my MacPro, I could possibly use the Intensity Pro strickly for loading analog video via Adobe Premeire. I do all my editing in EDIUS but need to load an occasional analog video clip from a VHS tape so I load with Adobe. The ADVC 110 works just fine on the MAC side.

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  • Geoff
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    I have the Intensity Pro card fitted in addition to the two NXexpress cards. Intensity Pro does not work with Edius although a Black Magic rep here in the UK told me to watch out for things to happen around the end of this year. Now, perhaps he was refering to the latest HDMI offering from GV or perhaps BM have something up their sleeve, I don't know.

    The problems I experienced with my original NX card have not reappeared since a new card was fitted in the Mac and now all is running as expected.

    Geoff

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  • adspencer
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    Geoff, did you ever install the Intensity Pro card in your Mac Pro for use with EDIUS. Does it work?

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  • STORMDAVE
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    Sorry to up this thread, but here's a great article for anyone thinking about this:

    http://library.creativecow.net/artic...im/win-mac.php

    By the way, once Vista 64bit drivers come for the NX, I'll be installing that and now Windows shall see all my RAM :D

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  • Geoff
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    Hi Stormdave,

    The NX Express cards are installed and seem to be working fine although I haven't had time to carry out any major tests or edits yet. I have fitted the HD expansion card next to the ATI X1900 graphics card, the main NX card next to that and the BM Intensity Pro card in the third slot.

    Thanks for the link to the backup software, I'll download it shortly.

    Have a good weekend,

    Geoff

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  • STORMDAVE
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    Yes I have FCS2. ProRes is nice, similar to Canopus HQ. I can't do any scientific tests though. I still use Animation codec @ 100% (Lossless) for archiving because I want to keep the highest quality possible for back up.

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  • Toms
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    StormDave,
    Are you using the 8core macpro with FCP2? I wondered how the prores codec is.

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  • STORMDAVE
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    No problem!

    Let me know how the NX is working for you :)

    Here's a small app for ya to backup your bootcamp partition after getting everything working:

    http://www.twocanoes.com/winclone/

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  • Geoff
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    Thanks, Stormdave. That's a relief!

    Cheers,

    Geoff

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  • STORMDAVE
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    You don't need to connect that power plug on the component card. It's only if you want to feed power to FireWire devices onboard the component card. It is a 6pin port.

    Just use the front Mac FireWire port for DV and HDV capture and you'll be fine. Or just the 4pin port on the NX board so you can have video out if you want.

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  • Geoff
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    Hi Stormdave,

    I've just got the Edius NX Express cards for fitting in the MacPro, but notice that the HD card requires an additional DC power connection. Did you fit this card and if so how did you get that additional power to it, was from the square 4 pin connectors on the motherboard and if so where did you get the dc cable from?

    Hope you can help!

    Cheers,
    Geoff

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  • STORMDAVE
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    Hi Geoff, you have the Quad Core then :) 2x Dual Cores = Quad Core.

    I am not sure you will benefit much, unless you run more than 1 application at the same time. FCP uses all cores.

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  • Geoff
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    Hi Stormdave,

    No, my system is just 2 x 2.66GHz dual cores. Do you think that FCP render times would benefit from more memory? My present way of thinking is that I'll do the major editing in Edius and use the FCS suite for the bits that Edius cannot handle. ProRes seems to be quite time consuming in rendering.

    Geoff

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  • STORMDAVE
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    Hi Geoff, you're totally fine with 3GB. Either way, under Bootcamp, Windows only sees 1.98GB for now. Apple needs to fix this. They probably need to update the firmware because this has to do with the BIOS emulation.

    Do you have the Quad Core?

    I use FCP, and of course Edius has more RT...but I don't like comparing these 2.

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  • Geoff
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    Thanks, Stormdave.

    I bought a MacPro with an ATI1900 card, 3 x 500GB SAT in RAID 0 and 3GB RAM earlier this year so Iguess that I'm stuck with it for a while. As I mentioned earlier, I'm finding that Edius is normaly much faster than FCP, but perhaps more RAM might help here.

    Geoff

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