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  • NX Express + Mac Pro 8 Core

    Anyone ever done a test to see if it works with Bootcamp and Edius?

    It is much cheaper to go with a Mac Pro (3.0Ghz Quads) than to build my own.
    • Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    • 4GB (4 x 1GB)
    • 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    • ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI)
    • One 16x SuperDrive
    • Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme
    • Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
    • Mac OS X - U.S. English
    $4,624.00
    Last edited by STORMDAVE; 05-24-2007, 12:06 AM.

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    I can't see why it wouldn't. My Mac Pro 2.66 Dual Core is the best Windows box I've ever had. Edius runs just great.

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    • #3
      NX Express + Mac Pro 8 Core

      It should worik, the only reason id be concerned is the incompatability between Macdrive and Edius. you would have to edit and save your projects on a Windows partition. But if you want to buy all the hardware and ship it to me id be HAPPY to test it out for you:)

      Randy
      Randy

      Asus sabertooth MB Z97 16 gigs of ram SSD system and edit drives Nvidia GTX-660 video card

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      • #4
        Maybe you can ship me your Mac Pro and I can put in an NX and see :P

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Flowmotion View Post
          I can't see why it wouldn't. My Mac Pro 2.66 Dual Core is the best Windows box I've ever had. Edius runs just great.
          You don't have any yellow exclamation marks in device manager when you run XP through bootcamp? Since Apple does not use BIOSes, I thought some hardware would not be fully found.

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          • #6
            NX Express + Mac Pro 8 Core

            When you run boot camp it makes a driver disk that installs Windows drivers for all the Mac hardware. Although just when I think the people in the Mac store are'nt total jerks I get proven wrong. I went in tonight to buy the FCS 2 upgrade and I happen to ask when you upgrade to wireless N if the windows drivers are there too (like in bootcamp) and all I got from the "Genius bar" was attitude. A simple "I dont know"would have sufficed.

            Randy
            Randy

            Asus sabertooth MB Z97 16 gigs of ram SSD system and edit drives Nvidia GTX-660 video card

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            • #7
              Originally posted by STORMDAVE View Post
              Anyone ever done a test to see if it works with Bootcamp and Edius?

              It is much cheaper to go with a Mac Pro (3.0Ghz Quads) than to build my own.
              • Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
              • 4GB (4 x 1GB)
              • 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
              • ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI)
              • One 16x SuperDrive
              • Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme
              • Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
              • Mac OS X - U.S. English
              $4,624.00
              MacPro Quad Xeon
              2x2.66GHz D/core
              1.33GHz Dual independent pipeline FSB
              1Gb 667MHZ (2x512) Ram
              250Gb H/D S II 7200
              NVidia GeForce 7300GT 256Ram
              DVD. K/b, mouse
              $A3859
              FCS 2 $A1399 (to supplement Edius of course!)

              Other - refurbished - same specs - $A3359

              In your terms Dave (and it's bad for you right now - 'divide by 5' = $US2688
              (better check my maths)
              Last edited by peterC; 05-25-2007, 10:51 AM.
              peterC
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              Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
              (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
              Edius 9 v3

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Flowmotion View Post
                I can't see why it wouldn't. My Mac Pro 2.66 Dual Core is the best Windows box I've ever had. Edius runs just great.
                Just let one pass :15" 2.16Ghz 1GB ATI 256 160h/d at $2711 delivered.
                Watching 17's around 3.6K - 4K. Still looking.............

                But interesting what you say. Now to port Edius n FCS 2 out as well?
                Do tell!
                peterC
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                Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
                (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
                Edius 9 v3

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                • #9
                  Edius flying in my MacPro with no Windows related problems evident so far. The only drawback is monitoring HD.

                  Geoff

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Geoff View Post
                    Edius flying in my MacPro with no Windows related problems evident so far. The only drawback is monitoring HD.

                    Geoff
                    Hey Geoff. Have you had a look at the Matrox MXO? Just wondering if it can be used?

                    Anybody?
                    peterC
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                    Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
                    (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
                    Edius 9 v3

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                    • #11
                      No, not yet. I have to wait 'till the piggy bank is full again having just bought FCP Studio 2!

                      Geoff

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Geoff View Post
                        No, not yet. I have to wait 'till the piggy bank is full again having just bought FCP Studio 2!

                        Geoff
                        In that case, you will need it as far as I can see, so start saving n keep us informed!
                        peterC
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                        Edius 3 v3.62 beta / DVRexRT cards
                        (Please don't throw stones, it works!)
                        Edius 9 v3

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Geoff View Post
                          Edius flying in my MacPro with no Windows related problems evident so far. The only drawback is monitoring HD.

                          Geoff
                          Hello Geoff,

                          What do you mean "the only drawback is montioring in HD?"

                          Robert
                          Robert Serme├▒o

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                          • #14
                            There is a problem when the NX cards are fitted; if the main card is installed then it is impossible to immediately re-boot the Mac after shut down, I have to wait for at least a minute before the Mac will boot up. It is also impossible to recover after the Mac has gone into the sleep mode (under either Win XP or OSX) without manually shutting down and then waiting. Originally the waiting period was longer, half an hour in fact, but having had a new motherboard fitted in the Mac, the time has reduced to 1 minute. The same problem has been experienced when MY NX cards have been fitted in other, new MacPros even though Grass Valley have checked the cards and declared that they are OK. The Apple service people also claim that their kit is OK. I am reluctant to keep the NX cards in the Mac in case other problem arise as a result of them being there. I really wish that this problem could be sorted out.

                            Other users don't seem to have this problem. Any ideas, anyone?

                            Geoff

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                            • #15
                              Geoff I have never had any problems like that....I have standby turned totally off both under OSX and Windows. Sleep mode works ok, but the fans kick in under OSX when it comes back from sleep so I never use it. This is due to the NX, if you read the manual it says that sleep mode with the NX is not supported...

                              I had the NX card above the graphics card and the component card above the NX card and I also had an Intensity Pro in there, all work fine.

                              I'm waiting for my 3.2Ghz 8 Core to come in (Apple is replacing mine) so it should work fine with the newer gen Mac Pro too, SR has an NX in the new one.

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