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  • Scott

    November 13, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    That is an excellent point Tangier,

    The newer video cards have a lot more power.

    Again, I think it comes down to how much you can afford. Buy the best you can now.

  • Scott

    November 13, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    There must be some Hardware / Driver issue at work here. I have a new MacBook Pro and I am not having any issues at all with Motion and the new OS.

    The only advice I can offer is to double check all the system specific updates for your machine and see if any new ones have surfaced.

    BTW, If it makes you feel any better, I had to put on XP to get Pro Tools to run.

    Scott

  • Scott

    November 13, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    There must be some Hardware / Driver issue at work here. I have a new MacBook Pro and I am not having any issues at all with Motion and the new OS.

    The only advice I can offer is to double check all the system specific updates for your machine and see if any new ones have surfaced.

    BTW, If it makes you feel any better, I had to put on XP to get Pro Tools to run.

    Scott

  • Scott

    November 12, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Maybe if you tell what System / Hardware configuration your working on, it might jostle someone’s memory.

    Scott

  • Scott

    November 1, 2007 at 5:05 am

    Well, reloaded the whole system, loaded one MOV into the timeline, started editing and ten minutes into it I’m having the same problem. All the specs match, Frame rate NFD VS. DF, Frame Size…The whole enchalada.

    The wierd part is that it worked for a while and then the problem surfaced.

    BTW, I forgot to tell what system I have…

    MacbookPro
    2.4Ghz Core2Duo
    2 Gigs Memory
    Geforce 8600GT w/256 Megs Memory
    160 Gig 7200rpm SATA HD
    OS X 10.4.10
    All current updates
    MBOX2 MINI (I have tried this from the beginning without the MBOX also, just to be sure…)

    Anyone with a MacbookPro having this issue too? I can’t be the only one…Or can I? It is halloween…….

    Please help, if I can’t figure it out i’ll be banished to finish it on my PC.

  • Scott

    October 29, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Can somebody tell me what this fix is? The web link is no longer working…

  • Scott

    October 26, 2007 at 9:07 am

    There will certanly come a point that the amount of layers you have going will affect preview rendering speed, especially if there is alot of memory swapping because of low Vram.

    I think this falls in the “as much as possible” category. If you can afford the extra $500, definitly do it.

    PS, I am biased, I just got the MacbookPro with 256. I couldn’t imagine using aything less.

  • Scott

    November 8, 2006 at 7:01 am

    Chris,

    USB2 is more than fast enough for what you

  • Scott

    November 8, 2006 at 6:59 am

    Chris,

    USB2 is more than fast enough for what you

  • Scott

    November 8, 2006 at 1:02 am

    Aha Zorro, we meet again!

    Sorry, always wanted to say that.

    Anyhow, I have not worked with that specific machine, but I do work exclusively on a 3ghz P4 laptop. I assume that it is a 2.33 GHZ processor and not a 233 mhz processor, and it is a “Core Duo” or a “Core 2 Duo”. Either way it will give you a lot of bang for your buck. The chips will be more than fast enough for what you will be doing. There will still be some render times in after effects, but unless you put on 40 or 50 effects on 30 layers you should not have to wait overnight.

    The largest boost would be from the Nvidia Quadro graphics board. In after Effects you can enable “Open GL Acceleration”. This will significantly speed up workflow, especially scrubbing the timeline during project creation.

    As hard drives go…Even a lowly 4200 rpm drive can chug along at 18mb (mega-bytes) a second. DV video requires 3.8mb (or so) a second. I started out with a 4200rpm 60 gig drive (had no problems) and recently upgraded to a 5400rpm 120GB Seagate and am very happy.

    I run the Creative suite myself, and even though I only have 1.25 Gigs of memory my machine still handles it like a champ. (Just for reference, I have the Toshiba P25-S520).

    Just make sure that you have the latest driver from Nvidia and all should be well. Oh, and an external HD is always a welcome addition.

    Scott

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