Pro Tools|HD Systems with Pro Tools 6.2 for Windows XP

Digidesign PCI Cards Supplied with System

Pro Tools|HD 1

  • HD Core

Pro Tools|HD 2 Accel

  • HD Core
  • HD Accel

Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel

  • HD Core
  • HD Accel
  • HD Accel

Other Card Options

Digidesign HD Audio Interfaces (one required)

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

Optional HD Cables - DigiSnakes & DigiLink

Digidesign Software Supplied with New Systems

  • Pro Tools 6.2 for Windows XP
  • Pro Tools 6.2 for Mac OS X
  • DigiRack Plug-Ins

DigiRack Plug-Ins & Optional Digidesign Software

Pro Tools|HD Plug-In Finder

Optional Digidesign Hardware

  • AVoption|XL
    • Pro Tools 6.2 is the last version that supports AVoption|XL
  • ProControl
  • Fader Pack (up to 5)
  • Edit Pack (serial number PT00601 or higher required)
  • Control|24
  • PRE
  • SYNC I/O (firmware v1.0.2 or higher)

Optional Digidesign & Avid Storage

  • Avid MediaDrive rS80
  • 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 FireWire 80
  • DigiDrive SCSI Drives
  • SCSI-128 Kit (includes ATTO Express PCI-UL3D, qualified for 128 tracks @48 kHz)
  • SCSI-64 Kit (includes ATTO Express PCI-DC, qualified for 64 tracks @48 kHz)

Legacy Digidesign Audio Interfaces

Connect 1 or 2* to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 888|24 I/O
  • 882|20 I/O

Connect all 16 channels to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 1622 I/O

Connect 8 channels or 16 channels* to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 24-Bit ADAT Bridge I/O

* Requires "Y" cable adapter

PCI Expansion Chassis

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Third-Party Video Capture Cards

  • Playback within Pro Tools is only supported via the computer monitor. Hardware Codecs are not supported. Use a third party application and card to capture video and import the video into Pro Tools. For the best performance use Avid CODEC DV files created by Avid Express DV.

Supported CPU Models & Requirements

These computers are qualified to provide up to 192-track performance and full Pro Tools functionality:

Click on above links for important information about each CPU, including known issues with early HP xw8000 models.

Turnkey system with Pro Tools|HD installed:

  • Carillon AC-1/HD

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Minimum Computer Specification Guidelines & Known Issues

CPUs adhering to the Minimum Computer Specification Guidelines may be able to provide full track count performance, however they cannot be guaranteed to do so.

Maximum Performance Guidelines

System Software

System RAM Requirements

  • 512 MB minimum required
  • 1 GB (1024 MB) or higher recommended

1 GB or higher recommended for sessions with:

  • Large amounts of audio, large DSP engines, high edit density, or large DigiBase databases
  • Options like MachineControl and DigiTranslator 2.0

More RAM increases overall system and Pro Tools performance

Additional Computer Requirements

Monitor, color required, minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

Apple QuickTime 6.0.2 or Higher Recommended

  • Required only on systems using video
  • AGP graphics card with 16 MB or more video RAM required for movie playback
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Hard Drive Minimum Requirements

SCSI Accelerator Card Requirements

AVoption|XL Requirements

Avid Unity MediaNetwork

Digidesign ASIO Driver

Additional Information

Session Interchange — Pro Tools 6 & Earlier Versions

Pro Tools 6 Compatibility — What's Changed from Pro Tools 5

Pro Tools 6.1 Q & A

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.