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    I have a friend who wants me to build him MacPro 8core Xexon with Edius and FCP. I've been building NLE PCs for 15 years. Does anyone have an idea where the best deals would be for components and software.

    I know I can get a Mac Pro 8 core box for around $2,700. I can easily put in a RAID (Mac RAID?) with 3 TB dirves and load FCP. Then I would need Bootcamp, Edius,etc. And he wants a Kona 3 installed. Any other ideas?


    JohnnyD
    Edius7, 4790K, 16G, Win7, GTX970ti MatroxLE
    2nd Sys.,Edius5.51, 2700K, 16G, GTX1060, Win7
    Atari 400
    JohnFellersProd

  • #2
    Originally posted by JohnnyD View Post
    I have a friend who wants me to build him MacPro 8core Xexon with Edius and FCP. I've been building NLE PCs for 15 years. Does anyone have an idea where the best deals would be for components and software.

    I know I can get a Mac Pro 8 core box for around $2,700. I can easily put in a RAID (Mac RAID?) with 3 TB dirves and load FCP. Then I would need Bootcamp, Edius,etc. And he wants a Kona 3 installed. Any other ideas?


    JohnnyD
    First of all I have a MacPro. OCTO Core 2.8, 230GB HD,ATI 2600XT, 2GB RAM.

    I also have a MacBook Pro 2.3 Ghz Dual Core, 2GB, ATI 1600XT

    The 8 Core IS MUCH slower than My laptop for RENDERING as well as Playing Back realtime Effects. I'm fit to be tied. I have a feeling it is the Slow Apple 230GB boot drive 8mb Cache. I have a 500GB 16GB Cache Drive I'm going to install later today. But as of right now the MBP is much faster and I am running off the Laptops boot drive.

    The kona Card works in the Mac side of things only
    Last edited by majormauser; 03-07-2008, 04:03 PM.
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    Edius 4.6 Broadcast, FCP Studio, MacPro 8 Core, (Currently using 8800GT) ATI 2600

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JohnnyD View Post
      I have a friend who wants me to build him MacPro 8core Xexon with Edius and FCP. I've been building NLE PCs for 15 years. Does anyone have an idea where the best deals would be for components and software.

      I know I can get a Mac Pro 8 core box for around $2,700. I can easily put in a RAID (Mac RAID?) with 3 TB dirves and load FCP. Then I would need Bootcamp, Edius,etc. And he wants a Kona 3 installed. Any other ideas?


      JohnnyD
      I have the same your question. And can I use NX Express Card in Macpro 8core? Thank for your help.
      Intel i7 3970X Six Core 3.5GHz - Window 7 64 bit - 32GB DDR3 1600MHz Ram - Nvidia GTX-680 2GB GDDR5 - Storm 3G - Edius 6.52.

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      • #4
        You can use an NX express card in a Mac Pro.
        If you do a search you will find posts by stormdave explaining it.

        Remember officially it is not supported and will not get any official GV support.

        But It works great and costs less then a pc of the same config.

        ( and we can always blame Dave for bringing this to our attention he he)

        SR
        Steve
        EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
        A proud EDIUS EDITOR
        For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
          You can use an NX express card in a Mac Pro.
          If you do a search you will find posts by stormdave explaining it.

          Remember officially it is not supported and will not get any official GV support.

          But It works great and costs less then a pc of the same config.

          ( and we can always blame Dave for bringing this to our attention he he)

          SR
          Thank you very much for your help. It is great info for me.
          Intel i7 3970X Six Core 3.5GHz - Window 7 64 bit - 32GB DDR3 1600MHz Ram - Nvidia GTX-680 2GB GDDR5 - Storm 3G - Edius 6.52.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
            You can use an NX express card in a Mac Pro.
            If you do a search you will find posts by stormdave explaining it.

            Remember officially it is not supported and will not get any official GV support.

            But It works great and costs less then a pc of the same config.

            ( and we can always blame Dave for bringing this to our attention he he)

            SR
            Research first my friend before taking a bite of that rotten Apple. Just kidding of course.

            Dell Precision T5400
            $7,928.00

            Dual Quads at 3.0 GHZ
            8 GB RAM
            1.5 MB FX 5600
            320 GB HD



            Mac Pro
            $7,949.00

            Dual Quads at 3.0 GHZ
            8 GB RAM
            1.5 MB FX 5600
            320 GB HD


            If you going to get 8 Cores you might as well get the FX 5600. I was not in the market for a Dual Quad Core system but I think I would opt for the Dell myself. They are indeed priced real close. I actualy do not like the look of the Apple Mac Pro or the Dell (ugly). Mac, HP and Dell are all good but if you need FCP there is only one choice.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by medeamajic View Post
              Research first my friend before taking a bite of that rotten Apple. Just kidding of course.

              Dell Precision T5400
              $7,928.00

              Dual Quads at 3.0 GHZ
              8 GB RAM
              1.5 MB FX 5600
              320 GB HD



              Mac Pro
              $7,949.00

              Dual Quads at 3.0 GHZ
              8 GB RAM
              1.5 MB FX 5600
              320 GB HD


              If you going to get 8 Cores you might as well get the FX 5600. I was not in the market for a Dual Quad Core system but I think I would opt for the Dell myself. They are indeed priced real close. I actualy do not like the look of the Apple Mac Pro or the Dell (ugly). Mac, HP and Dell are all good but if you need FCP there is only one choice.
              Plus all the other things a Mac gives you. But Guys I am still having the Rendering issue. Even after installing a new Fast Hard Drive. Xplode FX take quite a bit longer to render than My Dual core PC 3 Ghz 8600 GT


              I take that back my MBP is slow as well compaired to my PC running Vista in the other room. 24sec vs 4 Min..

              For all of the new Mac/PC owners (who would rather use Edius)it would be great if we could figure out what this issue is
              Last edited by majormauser; 03-07-2008, 11:55 PM.
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              • #8
                xplode pro is real time on my mac.
                You need Randy's realtime recipe. Time to cook . :)

                All kidding aside the same "hacks" apply for xplode pro on a "mac windows" as on pc.

                Do a search follow the advice and it will be real time no rendering what so ever.

                You got to give it to the Edius developers although not officially supported.
                I am running Edius:
                On XP and Vista on both MAC and PC without any issues (besides the knowns)
                Last edited by SRsupport; 03-08-2008, 12:06 AM.
                Steve
                EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
                  xplode pro is real time on my mac.
                  You need Randy's realtime recipe. Time to cook . :)

                  All kidding aside the same "hacks" apply for xplode pro on a "mac windows" as on pc.

                  Do a search follow the advice and it will be real time no rendering what so ever.

                  You got to give it to the Edius developers although not officially supported.
                  I am running Edius:
                  On XP and Vista on both MAC and PC without any issues (besides the knowns)
                  Steve,
                  What card are you using to get RT out of Xplode Pro? Is this in SD or HD res?
                  Jerry
                  Six Gill DV
                  www.sgdvtutorials.com
                  If you own the Tutorials and you need help, PM me.

                  Vistitle YouTube Channel
                  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVlxC8Am4qFbkXJRoPAnMQ/videos

                  Windows 10 Pro up to v.1803 Tweaks for Edius Users
                  http://sgdvtutorials.com/WIN%2010%20...%20V.2.0.0.pdf


                  Main System:: Azrock Z97 Extreme 6, [email protected], 32gb ram, Corsair H110, Win10 Pro 64, Samsung 850 pro, E7.5/8.5/E9 on separate SSD drives, HD Spark, Intensity Shuttle, 12tb RAID 0 on backplane ,2 BD, Benq 27 and Hanns-G 28 monitors, CC 2019, GTX 1080ti SC Black.
                  Second System: EditHD Ultimax-i7, X58, [email protected], Corsair H80, Win764, 24gb ram, Storm 3g, Samsung 840 Pro 256, 4tb and 6tb RAID 0 on backplane, GTX 980ti Classified, Edius 9, Apple 30", Samsung 24", dual BD.

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                  • #10
                    Since I know xplode pro was intended for SD I only use it there.
                    I use the standard card that was in my macpro
                    HD2600xt (realtime all day) xp
                    PC nvida 5700 LE (I think) (realtime all day xp)
                    My note book (go 7600) not realtime anymore I now only have vista on it with newer drivers.

                    for fun I will try some hdv footage later to see what I get.

                    Steve
                    Steve
                    EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                    A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                    For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
                      Since I know xplode pro was intended for SD I only use it there.
                      I use the standard card that was in my macpro
                      HD2600xt (realtime all day) xp
                      PC nvida 5700 LE (I think) (realtime all day xp)
                      My note book (go 7600) not realtime anymore I now only have vista on it with newer drivers.

                      for fun I will try some hdv footage later to see what I get.

                      Steve
                      I get realtime playback in SD. I still have the red line above after playback though. Also, what is your largest monitor resolution?
                      Jerry
                      Six Gill DV
                      www.sgdvtutorials.com
                      If you own the Tutorials and you need help, PM me.

                      Vistitle YouTube Channel
                      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVlxC8Am4qFbkXJRoPAnMQ/videos

                      Windows 10 Pro up to v.1803 Tweaks for Edius Users
                      http://sgdvtutorials.com/WIN%2010%20...%20V.2.0.0.pdf


                      Main System:: Azrock Z97 Extreme 6, [email protected], 32gb ram, Corsair H110, Win10 Pro 64, Samsung 850 pro, E7.5/8.5/E9 on separate SSD drives, HD Spark, Intensity Shuttle, 12tb RAID 0 on backplane ,2 BD, Benq 27 and Hanns-G 28 monitors, CC 2019, GTX 1080ti SC Black.
                      Second System: EditHD Ultimax-i7, X58, [email protected], Corsair H80, Win764, 24gb ram, Storm 3g, Samsung 840 Pro 256, 4tb and 6tb RAID 0 on backplane, GTX 980ti Classified, Edius 9, Apple 30", Samsung 24", dual BD.

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                      • #12
                        No red lines here all orange.
                        Steve
                        EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                        A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                        For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                        • #13
                          Ok, this all sounds interesting. Where is the best place in the US to buy a Mac Pro? I can add more memory and harddrives myself.

                          JohnnyD
                          Edius7, 4790K, 16G, Win7, GTX970ti MatroxLE
                          2nd Sys.,Edius5.51, 2700K, 16G, GTX1060, Win7
                          Atari 400
                          JohnFellersProd

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                          • #14
                            newegg
                            macmall there you can get xp or vista preinstalled.
                            Or one of the mac stores (if I am not wrong you can get a discount if you are a registered business)
                            Steve
                            EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                            A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                            For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
                              xplode pro is real time on my mac.
                              You need Randy's realtime recipe. Time to cook . :)

                              All kidding aside the same "hacks" apply for xplode pro on a "mac windows" as on pc.

                              Do a search follow the advice and it will be real time no rendering what so ever.

                              You got to give it to the Edius developers although not officially supported.
                              I am running Edius:
                              On XP and Vista on both MAC and PC without any issues (besides the knowns)
                              Please expand on the hacks... I'm suffering here.. if you fixed this issue please say how you fixed it because its pathetic right now.
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                              Edius 4.6 Broadcast, FCP Studio, MacPro 8 Core, (Currently using 8800GT) ATI 2600

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