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  • Parallels 3.0 and Edius 4

    Any Mac users able to run Edius 4 in Parallels? The new one supports DirectX, so does this mean Edius 4 is working in it?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by STORMDAVE View Post
    Any Mac users able to run Edius 4 in Parallels? The new one supports DirectX, so does this mean Edius 4 is working in it?
    Yes and no. Everything seems to work, except no video playback. Paid $50 for 3.0 and enabled Direct X. Still no playback.

    Liquid runs fine on new and old versions -- even though it uses the graphics card for RT FX. I can even edit 1080i HDV.

    I can't figure out how putting two small windows on the screen is causing EDIUS to not function. It's not like the graphics board is used for EDIUS RT FX.

    Someone posted that there is an overlay mode control. I can't find it. Overlay isn't even in the Help file.

    By the way -- turning on DirectX screwed-up Liquid so I turned it off.

    Anyone know where the EDIUS overlay function is? And, what does it do?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LV_DVC View Post
      Anyone know where the EDIUS overlay function is?
      Click on Settings , Hardware Settings, Video Overlay Settings.
      Remember to restart Edius for the change to take affect.




      Bill :)
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      GESTOS PRODUCTIONS
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      • #4
        That screen will only appear if you have an NX, SP or one of the SDI boards.

        Software-only systems do not have this control.

        Bear in mind that EDIUS handles video overlay a little differently than most applications (e.g. Windows Media Player).

        It will be interesting to see if Parallels can handle Direct 3D - this is a new overlay option for EDIUS 4.5.

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        • #5
          I've decided on a 8Core MacPro this time around....so Parallels working with Edius 4.5 would be very nice....so I don't have to load into bootcamp.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GrassValley_KH View Post
            That screen will only appear if you have an NX, SP or one of the SDI boards.

            Software-only systems do not have this control.

            Bear in mind that EDIUS handles video overlay a little differently than most applications (e.g. Windows Media Player).
            THANK YOU

            I thought I was going blind!

            Will any of these tricks work?

            EDIT canopus.ini

            If your screen overlay does not show correctly with PCI Express graphics cards), please add the below lines in the Canopus.ini file located in the C:\WINDOWS folder.
            [DVStorm-RT.stmcore.conf]
            OverlayMethod=1

            When the overlay does not show correctly when using certain graphics cards, you may also try adding the below lines in the Canopus.ini file located in the C:\Windows folder.
            [DVStorm-RT.stmdd]
            OverlayUpdateMethod=1

            If the above setting still does not fix the issue, please try changing the settings as below:
            [DVStorm-RT.stmdd]
            OverlayUpdateMethod=0

            If that doesn't work, try this: exit Edius, open Windows Media Player, go to Tools -> Options -> Performance -> Advanced, and try changing the "Use Video Mixing Renderer" and "Use Overlay" options. Accept the change, exist WMP, and restart Edius.

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            • #7
              You can try I guess.

              I honestly have no experience with Parallels (of any version) to comment further.

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              • #8
                Parallels 3.0 and Edius 4

                I tried it and had no luck, Parrels made my Mac very clunky and would only let me use 4 USB ports. Personally I dont see a reason for using it over Boot camp which works flawlessly. Being able to login log out is cool but if you check Apples site after the big tadoo today it looks like Boot Camp will act simularly in October. BTW I also found guys on the Mac forums to be VERY rude and condencending. Not to start a Win VS Mac but I am still a little pissed about the way I was treated there.

                Randy
                Randy

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

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                • #9
                  Yes, the preferred method of running EDIUS on a Mac platform is to use Bootcamp and boot (semi) natively into Windows.

                  Not to say it won't work in Parallels (don't know myself), but I suspect the system probably won't like if the virtual machine is trying to take 100% of the CPU time, even if it's the virtual CPU's time.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rando View Post
                    I tried it and had no luck, Parrels made my Mac very clunky and would only let me use 4 USB ports. Personally I dont see a reason for using it over Boot camp which works flawlessly. Being able to login log out is cool but if you check Apples site after the big tadoo today it looks like Boot Camp will act simularly in October. BTW I also found guys on the Mac forums to be VERY rude and condencending. Not to start a Win VS Mac but I am still a little pissed about the way I was treated there.

                    Randy
                    Thanks for the heads up.

                    As far as rude people, they're all over...so ignore them.

                    http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/
                    Check it out. Bootcamp is included. What's new? I don't know.

                    I am REALLY trying to figure out if the NX/Edius combo works on a Mac Pro...have you tried it yet, Randy?

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                    • #11
                      Parallels 3.0 and Edius 4

                      Wow apple changed their site already!If you look there are 3 paragraphs there were 4 eariler today saying something about a super fast restart that sounded more like a log in log off thing. I dont know if they are commited enough to Parallels not to step on their toes I dont know. Dave for what your doin gI HIGHLY recomend Boot camp its just like having a dual boot system.

                      http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/.../bootcamp.html
                      Randy

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

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                      • #12
                        Yeah but I use all the Adobe apps, so I don't want to switch from OSX to XP everytime...and I don't want to be forced to OSX only. Sure I'll have my other PC (XP Pro SP2 with a Storm2) but my main workstation will be mainly for graphic stuff, and I hate dual boot systems..

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                        • #13
                          The problems isn't Parallels as all my other PC software works fine. As I posted, Avid Liquid edits 1080i HDV perfectly under Parallels.

                          It's only EDIUS that has a problem. The question is, what is EDIUS doing when tried to display windows? Is it trying to use DirectX? Is it trying to use overlays? Can you tell it what to use?

                          By the way, EDIUS does run fine when I boot in Bootcamp. I run both Parallels and Bootcamp, but obviously it's much nicer not to reboot.

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                          • #14
                            Parallels 3.0 and Edius 4

                            I removed my trial I had of Paralles, even if I could get Edius to work. I could get dual monitors (Windows) if only showed half my ram I could only use 2 or 3 USB ports at a time and I couldnt get Firewire to work at all. It just seemed real clunky whereas Bootcamp just worked like a windows machine maily because there no virtual machine about it its just a second partition. Id use paraless if I only need something like office for windows.
                            Randy

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

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                            • #15
                              So is there any hard cards on/for the MacPro that will allow Edius to have WYSIWYG realtime playout?

                              eg the Declink Series SD/HD cards HDMI Intensity, whether using parallel or bootcamp?
                              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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