Pro Tools|HD & Pro Tools|HD Accel Systems

Requirements for Pro Tools|HD, HD 2 Accel, and HD 3 Accel Systems

With Pro Tools 6.6 for Avid Mojo Video Playback on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)

Pro Tools 6.9 for Mac OS 10.3 and Pro Tools 6.9.2 for Mac OS 10.4 are free updates for all owners of Pro Tools TDM 6.4 and higher software for HD systems. Both include support for Avid Mojo. Please see also Avid Mojo Pro Tools 6.9.x Requirements for current compatibility information.

Digidesign PCI Cards Supplied with System

Pro Tools|HD 1 System

  • HD Core

Pro Tools|HD 2 Accel System

  • HD Core
  • HD Accel

Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel System

  • HD Core
  • HD Accel
  • HD Accel

Other Card Options

  • HD Core and HD Accel cards
  • HD Process cards not tested with Pro Tools 6.6

Digidesign HD Audio Interfaces (one required)

  • 192 I/O
  • 192 Digital I/O
  • 96 I/O
  • 96i I/O*

*Cannot be the primary interface

Optional HD Cables - DigiSnakes & DigiLink

Digidesign Software Compatiblity

  • Pro Tools 6.6 TDM software for HD systms on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
  • Pro Tools TDM 6.6 Download
  • Pro Tools software will not work without Digidesign hardware

Included and Optional Plug-Ins:

Optional Digidesign Hardware

  • Command|8
  • Control|24
  • D-Control*
    • With up to 80 Faders
  • Digidesign 64-bit 7 Slot Expansion Chassis
  • MIDI I/O
  • PRE
  • ProControl
    • Fader Pack (up to 5)
    • Edit Pack (serial number PT00601 or higher required)
  • SYNC I/O (firmware v1.1.0 or higher required)

*D-Control requires dual processor G5 model

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Optional Digidesign & Avid Storage

  • Avid MediaDrive rS36/320 LVD
  • Avid MediaDrive rS73/320 LVD
  • Avid MediaDock iS36/320 LVD Shuttle
  • Avid MediaDock iS73/320 LVD Shuttle
  • Avid MediaDock Dual
  • Avid MediaDock Dual+
  • DigiDrive MediaDock
  • DigiDrive SCSI Drives
  • SCSI-128 Kit (includes ATTO Express PCI-UL3D, qualified for up to 192 tracks @48 kHz on Pro Tools|HD Accel systems)
  • SCSI-64 Kit (includes ATTO Express PCI-DC, qualified for up to 64 tracks @48 kHz)

Note: FireWire drives not supported with Pro Tools 6.6 for Avid Mojo.

Legacy Digidesign Audio Interfaces

  • Not tested with Pro Tools 6.6

PCI Expansion Chassis

Video Options

Please see the Avid Mojo page above for complete detailed compatibility information

Supported CPU Models & Requirements

System Software

System RAM Requirements

  • 2 GB minimum

More RAM increases overall system and Pro Tools performance, and is especially recommended for working with:

  • Large amounts of audio, large DSP engines, high edit density, or large DigiBase databases
  • A large number of installed plug-ins
  • Options like MachineControl and DigiTranslator 2.0

OS X does not require minimum or preferred RAM settings for Pro Tools as RAM is dynamically allocated.


  • Color monitor required
  • 14" minimum, 17" or or larger recommended
  • Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

QuickTime Required

  • Apple QuickTime 6.5 or higher
  • Included with Mac OS


Pro Tools TDM 6.9.x Info & Download

Pro Tools TDM 6.6 Info & Download

Pro Tools 6.6 Documents

*Manual Errata: Avid Mojo does not support Serial Digital Interface (SDI) I/O. Page 9 of the Avid Video Peripherals Guide installed with Pro Tools 6.6 erroneously states "Connect the Avid Mojo Composite IN, Component IN, S-Video IN, or SDI IN connectors to the corresponding output or outputs on your VTR." and "Connect the Avid Mojo Composite OUT, Component OUT, S-Video OUT, or SDI OUT connectors to the corresponding inputs on your VTR."

Additional Information

Pro Tools|HD Product Info

For more information, see the Pro Tools 6 documents in the Support > Tech Support > Technical Document Library section. Also included with new systems and Pro Tools 6 upgrade CDs.

Avid Mojo Product Info