Pro Tools|HD System Requirements

With Pro Tools 5.3.3 for Windows XP

Digidesign PCI Cards Supplied with System

Pro Tools|HD 1

  • HD Core

Pro Tools|HD 2

  • HD Core
  • HD Process

Pro Tools|HD 3

  • HD Core
  • HD Process (2 cards)

Other Card Options

Digidesign HD Audio Interfaces (one required)

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

Optional HD Cables - DigiSnakes & DigiLink

Digidesign Software Supplied with System

  • Pro Tools 5.3.3 for Windows XP

DigiRack Plug-Ins & Optional Digidesign Software

Pro Tools|HD Plug-In Finder

Optional Digidesign Hardware

  • 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 required)
  • SCSI64 Kit
  • SCSI|128 Kit
  • DigiDrive
  • DigiDrive MediaDock
  • DigiDrive FireWire 80

Optional 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

Supported Optional 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 128-track performance and full Pro Tools functionality:

* Turnkey system with Pro Tools|HD installed:
INT: | US: | CAN:

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

Additional Computer Requirements

System Software:

Total System RAM:

  • Minimum 256 MB

Additional RAM is required for:

  • High edit density sessions, extensive use of plug-ins, and addition of options like MachineControl (384 MB recommended)
  • Sessions larger than the default track size: 384 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended (default session sizes are 64 tracks at 44.1/48 kHz, 32 tracks at 88.2/96 kHz and 12 tracks at 176/192 kHz)
  • Additional RAM is recommended for better video playback performance

Monitor, color required, minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

Apple QuickTime v6.0 recommended

  • Required only on systems using video
  • AGP graphics card with 16 MB or more video RAM required for movie playback
  • Available at

Hard Drive Minimum Requirements

SCSI Accelerator Card Requirements

Avid Unity MediaNetwork

Digidesign ASIO Driver