View Full Version : Importing video to upgraded 9600

01-18-2003, 10:13 PM
I have a 9600/G-4/700 upgrade. I have an Atlas 10K2 73Gig drive for video, a 16mb rage orion video card and a Tango firewire/USB card. When I import video into iMovie 2 or Final cut pro 1.25 motion stops almost immediately, audio continues for about 7 seconds and then stops. I get a clip up on the shelf but only like 10 seconds worth. Any ideas? Help! DV

01-18-2003, 11:25 PM
What are you importing from - digital camcorder, analog camcorder, VCR? k

01-19-2003, 09:58 PM
From a Sony digital Camcorder on a firewire cable. I have ruled out the cable. DV

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01-20-2003, 12:52 PM
Have you tried any other FW device on the Tango to be sure the Tango is working? And since you have two FW ports on the Tango, try the other port. If you have another FW device connected to the Tango, disconnect it, because it may be competing with the Sony for bandwidth. Also try connecting the Sony and FW cabling before startup.

Last, what PCI slot is the Tango installed in? It may well need to be in either slot 1 or slot 4 to work correctly for all of its capabilities. k

01-21-2003, 11:51 PM
OK the cure was... switching the scsi cables so that the drives were on the internal bus only (bus 0 ) and not on the same bus that all my peripherals show up on. That got me up and running. I then increased the memory to half my available ram and everything has been running pretty well. First time I have been pleased with my system in a while!
Now what scsi card to get for this thing? DV

01-22-2003, 10:54 AM
Beware having too many open firmware cards. I read on www.xlr8yourmac.com (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com) that Sonnet G4 Crescendo cards along with other cards that need to use OF (video card, Trio/Tango, SCSI, etc) can result in not enough memory for OF to be able to boot.

The Miles2 or the UL2D, the ATTO UL3S, even the 2940U2B would all be SCSI cards for 68-pin. If it's just a narrow drive, the BlueNote or 2930CU are UltraSCSI (20MB) narrow cards.

01-22-2003, 05:10 PM
How much of a transfer rate would I be able to get with an Atlas 10K2 LVD 160 drive and the miles or ATTO Uld2, and if I had two of these drives in an array how much more speed would I get? DV

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01-24-2003, 09:24 PM
Greg, between the Ul2d,miles2 or the 2940UB-Which one should I get? Should I just go with the best deal or is one of them known for better reliability etc? DaveV

01-25-2003, 11:35 AM
The Miles2 is designed for your system. The UL2D is not but might work. The 10k2 is now two year old techology and they have gotten faster, quieter (and not so darn hot as they were) so matching up a pair of drives might also be difficult. I think if you search you can find examples of using two Miles2 cards in 9600 to do some fancy raiding.

The latest 10K drives are capable of 60-70MB/s, and that is per drive meaning they are almost overkill and unable to take full advantage on Ultra2 or Vintage Macs.

01-25-2003, 12:22 PM
I don't really want to go overkill on the old machine.I have a great cooling system on my 9600. There are a bunch of Atlas 10K II 73G on ebay new for $199. I thought I would match one up in a raid with the one I have and use the IBM 36G for my OS. The thinking is a miles 2 would make my throughput good enough for video editing for now. In a year I'll upgrade to a dual 1.5G with a 320U raid setup and get serious.
Am I a wasting my time and money here folks or does this seem like a prudent 2 year plan? DV

[This message has been edited by dvose (edited 28 January 2003).]