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  • I’m running Avid 2019.7 … should I upgrade???

  • Tim Young

    May 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I’m currently running Avid MC 2019.7 on a 21.5″ iMac (2019) … I’m finding it a bit sluggish and am wondering if going to a newer version of MC would help. I’m in the middle of an edit for a UK broadcaster and I don’t want to faff around too much with complicated workarounds etc. Is 2019.12 a better bet than 2019.7? Is 2020.4 ok and is there a simple way that I can output a Quicktime or similar for my Edit Producer … who will freak out if I say they have to download an application other that QT player to watch the cuts.

    TIA

    Tim

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    Tim Young

  • Tim Young

    May 12, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    PS I’m running Mojave 10.14.6

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    Tim Young

  • Pat Horridge

    May 13, 2020 at 7:07 am

    The latest 2019.12 should be OK but I’m not sure you will see much performance improvement.
    2020.4 has the new UME for outputting that can do quicker H264 exports as. Movs
    But upgrade mid job. Not me.
    You would need new user settings for 2020.4
    How much ram do you have?
    How much media can MC access?
    Any of it you can hide?
    Tried trashing the AMA databases?

    Pat Horridge
    Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor
    Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online https://vimeo.com/channels/752951
    [email protected]

  • Tim Young

    May 14, 2020 at 9:26 am

    16GB of RAM
    1.15TB of media on a 4TB Thunderbolt drive
    No AMA stuff at all

    I just seem to be spending a lot of time looking at spinning beach balls

    I do have a couple of big group clips (FS7 and GoPro rushes synced up) but even so … silly things like opening a web browser take an age too!

    Maybe I should call Jigsaw who supplied it and see if they can help.

    T

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    Tim Young

  • Pat Horridge

    May 14, 2020 at 9:38 am

    If opening a Web browser is causing a hang then I can’t see how MC upgrade will help.
    Does this happen from a fresh start in the morning? Or does performance deteriorate over the day?
    Look at the cpu and ram usage when it’s running well and compare it to when it’s sluggish.

    Pat Horridge
    Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor
    Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online https://vimeo.com/channels/752951
    [email protected]

  • Tim Young

    May 14, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Is 16GB of RAM on the low side? Would a RAM upgrade help, do you think?

    Tim

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    Tim Young

  • Pat Horridge

    May 14, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Probably. Looking at ram usage will tell. But yes I only suggest 16gb for simple jobs. 32gb normally 64gb or more for higher end.

    Pat Horridge
    Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor
    Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online https://vimeo.com/channels/752951
    [email protected]

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