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dual 867 a quantum leap vs dual 450?
Old 6th September 2002
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dual 867 a quantum leap vs dual 450?

I need to use DP for scoring to QT/DV picture. I bought a used G4 dual 450 but wonder whether it will be up to the task. My system is not together yet. Does the new dual 867 have enough advantages to make the cost differential(about $800) worth it? I have read some disconcerting things regarding the performance(bottlenecks etc.) of the new machines. I've heard of people having trouble running DV on the same machine and taht they have resorted to using a second MTC synched mac with DP for DV playback.
Any thoughts?
Old 26th September 2002
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your present dual should have plenty of power for DP and QT and quite a few audio tracks( i assume you're running some fast external drives) won't be able to run more than a few plugs( certainly not realverb or altiverb) when you have QT running though. if you're not running plugs then you're ok.

my biased personal advice would be: if you've got the $$$, upgrade to the dual 867 or the old quicksilver dual 1 ghz.

i do music and sound design to QT in DP and recently upgraded from a g3 to the QS dual 1ghz...what a huge more skipping frames in QT, lots of plugs and i even ditched my UW cheetah drives and went with another internal 80 gig cuda...still getting large track counts...and its much quiter than those whining glyphs.

DP rocks, and 3.1 is coming soon...yea, baby.

Old 26th September 2002
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if it works don't fix may want to wait a few months for the g5s to come out....if for no reason than the price drop on the g4s. thats what i am doing ...i have both dual and single but protools won't support dual untill pt6.+ so i am waiting to upgrade the other.
Old 27th September 2002
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I'd like to wait for the G5's but i've heard they could take til late next year to actually you really think it'll only be a few months?

Old 27th September 2002
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first hand i don't know...but the apple rep at a seminar at a compusa store dropped a bunch of hints....the g4 is a great machine i have 2 800 titianium and a dual 1 gig...the 800 seems to run the hd system just as well as the can get them for 1200 all over..
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