Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) — Pro Tools|24 Requirements

With Pro Tools 6.1 for Mac OS X 10.2


Apple G4 (AGP Graphics) Computers Supported:

Single Processor

 

Dual Processor

350 MHz Power Mac G4  

Dual 450 MHz Power Mac G4

400 MHz Power Mac G4

  Dual 500 MHz Power Mac G4

450 MHz Power Mac G4

  Dual 533 MHz Power Mac G4

466 MHz Power Mac G4

  Dual 800 MHz Power Mac G4 QS
500 MHz Power Mac G4   Dual 867 MHz Power Mac G4 MDD
533 MHz Power Mac G4   Dual 1 GHz Power Mac G4 QS
667 MHz Power Mac G4   Dual 1 GHz Power Mac G4 MDD
733 MHz Power Mac G4 *   Dual 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 MDD
733 MHz Power Mac G4 QS **   Dual 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 FW800
800 MHz Power Mac G4 QS   Dual 1.42 GHz Power Mac G4 FW800
867 MHz Power Mac G4 QS    
933 MHz Power Mac G4 QS    
1 GHz Power Mac G4 FW800    
1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 MDD    

Legend:
QS = "Quicksilver" models from 2001-2002
MDD = "Mirrored Drive Doors" models from 2002
FW800 = FireWire 800 models from 2003
* Early "Digital Audio" 733 with level 3 cache
** "Quicksilver" 733 without level 3 cache.

Apple Power Mac G4 "Mirrored Drive Doors" Models — Dual 867 MHz, Dual 1 GHz, and Dual 1.25 GHz

Some Pro Tools d24 users (as well as some Digi 001 users) have experienced a system hang on startup with early models of these CPUs. If you have experienced this problem with either d24 hardware or a Digi 001 when connected to one of the "mirrored door" G4s, you should contact AppleCare at 1 800 APL-CARE (within the U.S.). For those customers outside of the US, there should be an AppleCare card included in your Apple product packaging which has the local AppleCare phone number. When contacting AppleCare, customers should refer to the "Digidesign Digi 001 or d24 audio system".

Power Mac G5 Compatibility

Additional Information

Additional Requirements

Mac OS 10.2.6 or 10.2.8 Required

Supported Expansion Chassis

Storage Requirements

SCSI Accelerator Cards

For maximum track count, Pro Tools|HD systems require the use of a qualified SCSI HBA card. The following SCSI HBA cards are qualified with the PowerMac G4 models listed at the top of this page.

MIDI Interface — USB Only

Dual Monitor AGP Graphics Cards

  • NVIDIA GeForce4 MX (as shipped from Apple — standard on the 933 MHz & Dual 1 GHz "Quicksilver" and Dual 867 MHZ Power Mac G4 "mirrored drive doors" models)
  • ATI Radeon 7500 (as shipped from Apple — standard on the 800 MHz Power Mac G4)
  • ATI Radeon 9000 Pro (as shipped from Apple — standard on the Dual 1 GHz & Dual 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 "mirrored drive doors" models)

Note: The NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium built-to-order option from Apple not tested.

All single or dual monitor cards which ship as standard equipment with qualified Apple Power Mac G4 models at the top of this page are supported with Pro Tools 6.1.

Known Issues:

The following Digidesign hardware is not compatible with Pro Tools 6 systems:

  • SampleCell II cards
  • SampleCell II TDM Module

Additional Known Compatibility Issues

  • The Movie Offset feature affects both the QT Movie output to DV and the Onscreen movie
  • If users want to use Japanese fonts in their sessions, they will not be able to use HFS (standard) drives – only HFS+
  • Use of "Continuous Scroll with Playhead" with LCD monitors may result in a flickering gray area located to the left of the session start point
  • Sometimes when opening a session that was based on a PT 3.2 format session, the following error may occur when Restoring IO paths: Time type mismatch occurred in "Time_Typed.cpp" line 370. A reboot may be necessary if this occurs
  • After dragging an AudioSuite process window to the second monitor, then closing it, opening another audiosuite process window may result in that window going "white" on the second monitor
  • System instabilities and performance issues can occur when using MIDI control surfaces in conjunction with PT 6.1 and 3rd party MIDI interfaces. For best multiport MIDI performance, we recommend using Digidesign's MIDI I/O.

MachineControl & PowerMac G4 "FW800" Models

When using a Power Mac "FW800", MachineControl requires a third party USB Card for use with Keyspan USB serial adaptors. With this configuration, the Keyboard/Mouse should also be connected to the third-party USB card. The following USB PCI cards are qualified for use with the Keyspan USB-to-serial adapter* and MachineControl on Power Mac "FW800" computers:

  • SIIG 2 port USB card
  • D-Link DU 520 (5 ports-4 external 1 internal)
  • Keyspan USB 1 card (UPCI-2)

For more information, see MachineControl 2.0 with Pro Tools 6

* Requires Keyspan USB Serial Adapter X Software Version 1.8 for Mac OS X compatibility. This device is only qualified by Digidesign for use with MachineControl 2.0 software. Neither USB-to-serial or modem-to-serial adapters are supported for MIDI devices with Pro Tools 6.0 and higher on Mac OS X.

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