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Old 08-27-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Edius on a MAC

Looking for advice on a MAC setup that can run Edius well, to edit HDV.

Interested on the mac book because of portability
* 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 1680 x 1050 pixels
* 2GB memory
* 160GB hard drive1
* 8x double-layer Super Drive
* NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 256MB SDRAM

But also considering the iMac
* 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
* 2GB memory
* 500GB hard drive1
* 8x double-layer Super Drive
* ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory

Will Edius run well on either configuration?
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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I have the MacBook Pro and Edius works well with Bootcamp and mac drive.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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Do you use a second monitor for editing?
Can I hook up a second monitor to the book pro?
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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yes. I have it hookd up to a Dell 24" when it is in the studio
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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Interested on the mac book because of portability
* 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 1680 x 1050 pixels
* 2GB memory
* 160GB hard drive1
* 8x double-layer Super Drive
* NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 256MB SDRAM
I have a Dell laptop with similar specs and it works tolerably well for basic HDV editing in Edius, plus there are several posters here who run Edius on the Macbook Pros. I like laptops for their portability but editing can be sluggish if you capture and edit in the HDV format; for better performance get a large external hard drive and capture/edit using the Edius "HQ" format.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:52 PM   #6
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I have a MacBook (not Pro) Core Duo 2 2.8GHz with 2 Gb system memory and Parallels to run Windows XP Professional. Edius 4.0 runs without a problem.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:12 PM   #7
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Is Parallels better than BootCamp?
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:01 PM   #8
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Is Parallels better than BootCamp?
Different.

Parallels runs Windows as an OS within OSX. A Virtual Windows.
Bootcamp you really are booting into Windows and just running Windows.

What I'm doing is using Bootcamp and Macdrive to see the OSX partition and read and write files to it from within windows. The only thing I use the MacOS for is authoring in DVDStudio Pro. When I want to do that I reboot into OSX.

I should also say that I use an extrernal eSATA drive and a Express Card eSATA adaptor to keep my video files on. It's the fastest external connection I've ever had. Faster and more responsive than even Firewire. Highly recommended, though there aren't too man eSATA connectors that work with the MB Pro. Sonnet does one and I have one made by Merax which came from NewEgg but doesn't seem to be on their site now.
And it works fine under Windows and Mac.

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:23 PM   #9
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Just to let you guys know a new company released an NTFS reader/writer (Still beta though) for OSX.

Here you go(Enter info and hit send, you'll get a link):

http://ntfs-mac.com/

Here's the software company:
http://www.paragon-software.com/

So if your main editor is Edius, I recommend that you use NTFS for that drive, then use the above driver to read/write to NTFS partitions from OSX.

MacDrive is giving me problems with opening the properties of files within Edius, so I don't use it.

I used a trial of VMWare Fusion, and Edius overlay did not work. Parallels have not tried yet, but I think it will because it supports DirectX9 and Fusion only supports 8.1.

I use Bootcamp with the NX without any major problems, everythings working fine. All my drives are connected via SMB (Samba network that's connected to a Windows box) so I have none of those "file system" issues.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:47 AM   #10
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MacDrive is giving me problems with opening the properties of files within Edius, so I don't use it.
Could you be more explicit please Dave? I don't really understand what you're saying here....
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