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Navigation Support, Services & SAV Avid valide Media Composer sur les nouveaux Mac Pro

Avid valide Media Composer sur les nouveaux Mac Pro

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Capture_decran_2014-12-08_a_22.20.52Avid Video - Up-Date Info : Avid annonce les support des nouveaux Mac Pro 2013, les différentes configurations supportées au niveau équipement et OS. Découvrez les pré-requis et recommandations pour travailler avec un SAN Avid Isis 5500 sur les derniers environnements Mac OS :

Capture_decran_2014-12-08_a_22.15.441.) Apple MAC PRO - Avid Qualified System Specification :

MAC PRO / AVID Qualified Operating System:
  • Mac OS 10.9.1 
  • Mac OS 10.10
MAC PRO Hardware Configuration

Supported CPU :

Single Intel® 6-Core Xeon® E5 Processor @ 3.5GHz 12MB cache / 1866MHz memory Single Intel® 8-Core Xeon® E5 Processor @ 3.0GHz 25MB cache / 1866MHz memory Single Intel® 12-Core Xeon® E5 Processor @ 2.7GHz 30MB cache / 1866MHz memory

Supported Video Card :

Dual AMD FirePro D500 or D700 graphics with 3GB or 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM

System Storage :

256 or 512 or 1 TB PCIe based flash storage

Standard AVID memory configuration :

16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 ECC memory
32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 ECC memory
64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR3 1866 ECC memory

Memory configuration constraints : the 12 GB memory option is NOT supported as it only uses 3 DIMM slots that results in poor performance

2.) Qualified Operating Systems, Avid Client Editing Applications, Hardware and Shared-Storage support for the APPLE MAC PRO :

  • Media Composer / Symphony,, 8.x
  • Supported: With Mac OS X 10.9.1 and above
  • Note: Audio input workaround required for MC and 7.03. Apple thunderbolt monitor with microphone input or Avid MBox will work. Avid Mojo DX or OpenIO device will NOT work. Issue fixed with MC and

3.) Qualified Hardware and shared storage supported :


There are no PCIe slots in this Mac Pro. PCIe adapters will require thunderbolt expansion chassis. Avid has qualified :

  • Magma ExpressBox 1T & 3T thunderbolt expansion
  • Sonnet Echo Express SE II thunderbolt expansion

A.) Qualified Graphics Driver:

Apple qualifies and releases graphics drivers for all graphics options. Use the driver that ships with each MAC OS.

B.) AMD FirePro GPU monitor connectivity:

The AMD FirePro graphics supports 3 4K displays or 6 thunderbolt displays. There is also an HDMI output for connection to HDMI monitor. Media Composer has only been qualified with 2 displays.

C.) O.S. setting recommendations for optimum performance with Avid Editing applications:
  • Some hardware devices will not recover from a computer SLEEP mode. The Avid MC app will remind the user to disable sleep in the Energy Saver preferences menu. Also, uncheck the box to put hard disks to sleep.
  • Disable Wi-Fi and blue tooth if not in use
  • Disable FileVault protection on internal disk (file encryption)

D.) Intel NIC Port(s) for ISIS 5000 / 7000 connectivity:

To set the Network MTU for high speed (10 Gb) access:
  • Open system preferences
  • Select Network icon
  • Select "Advanced"
  • Click on the "Hardware" tab
  • Change "configure" to Manually
  • Change MTU to "Standard (1500) – DO NOT USE JUMBO (9000) Click on "OK" to apply the setting

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Navigation Support, Services & SAV Avid valide Media Composer sur les nouveaux Mac Pro