I just got Avid 3.0 working on my Powerbook G4 (1.67Ghz). When I first installed it, I couldn’t launch it because I didn’t have enough memory. 2GB are needed, I had 1.5. I ordered another 1GB stick, it arrived today. I installed it and Avid launched beautifully. I prepared for this installation by installing Leopard…and running it for a few days to make sure it was good. I did the whole ERASE and INSTALL…I want to ensure a working system. Although this is also my e-mail and iPhone machine…I still want to make sure I stick with the recommended components Avid requires, like QT 7.4.5. There is a version of Avid 3 that works on Tiger, 3.0.1. And that might be a good option for many, but I decided to how it works under Leopard.

So thus far I have Avid installed on my Powermac G5 and my Powerbook G4…both machines that are NOT on the system requirements for Avid 3.0. While I have an Intel Mac, it is currently tied up in production, so I can’t install anything just yet. I will soon, but in the meantime I wanted to see how things worked and see a few of the new features. When it comes to the main testing, I’ll be using the MacPro when it becomes available.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to capture some DVCPRO HD footage from tape. See how Avid removes the pulldown on firewire. Then I will read up on the P2 workflow with Avid…since I deal a lot with P2 footage.