Mix recently produced a Pro Tools 10 Webcast that is now available for viewing on-demand. Alongside the presentation, texted questions were being answered live by the presenters and Avid product specialists. Here are the top 10 questions from the the text portion of the program.
Q: What are the new DSPs in the new cards ? Why can’t they work with Accel Cards ?
A: The HDX cards have TI chips, that are ^x more powerful than the old Sharc chips (each). Completely different architecture
Q: Can a project created on 8.0.3cs3 for Windows be moved to a Pro Tools 10 or 10X for a Mac system?
A: Yes, not a problem
Q: So surround requires HD?
A: Surround can be achieved with PT 10 + Complete Production Toolkit or any of the HD family
Q: So we can use Pro Tools 10 HD for example on laptop without the hardware?
A: Correct – if you have Pro Tools HD, you can use the software stand alone using the HD ilok auth to authorize it.
Q: What is clip gain?
A: Clip gain is the ability to isolate a region and add or subtract gain from the edit window on each clip. It is different than automation. Clip gain is pre insert, Automation as at the fader level. They run separately
Q: When is this 1000+dB supposed to happen?
A: With Pro Tools HD Native or HDX, you get 1500+ dB of headroom
Q: I am running 8 HD3 TDM. Can I use the 10 software with my TDM cards, 192s and TDM plugs?
A: Yes, Pro Tools 10 will work with your existing HD Accel system assuming your computer will support Snow Leopard or Lion
Q: My computer only has 4Gigs of Ram and with PT10 you need that just to run it?
A: PT needs 4gigs just to run properly, so I would recommend 8-12 GB, especially with disk cache enabled.
Q: Is Pro Tools 10 compatible with the 003 rack?
A: Yes it is!
Q: I received Pro Tools 9 as a student edition, I was told that I get 4 years of free upgrades. Is this true?
A: Yes this is true. Congrats and thanks for supporting!