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#1 2017-07-17 08:05:49

jeb0007
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Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

Hello, can anyone advise me what AV Out card would work on this model. With FCP 7 we use the Firewire preview via a Canopus Box but also have FCP X which is working fine BUT does not have a Firewire Preview but only AV out source.

Anyone found a solution for this so we can monitor on a large screen TV?

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#2 2017-07-17 16:34:51

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Re: Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

Your thread title hurts my brain. Do you mean Mac Pro or PowerMac G5?


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#3 2017-07-18 08:04:20

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Re: Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

Hello.. I was given the wrong serial number..  I will post it in the correct forum.

It was an Intel Silver Tower G5

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#4 2017-07-18 08:33:41

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Re: Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

Both G5s, and Intel Mac Pros were silver. Easiest way to confirm - if it looks like this:

200px-Apple_Power_Macintosh_G5_Late_2005_02.jpg

with a single DVD bay, then its a Power Mac G5.

If it looks like this on the other hand:

macpro-100023786-orig.jpg

With two DVD bays, then its an Intel Mac Pro.

If the TV is fairly modern (from the last 10 or so years), odds are it'll have HDMI, or at least VGA on it, in which case you can plug your Mac straight into the TV using a DVI to HDMI, or DVI to VGA adapter.

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#5 2017-07-18 23:37:23

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Re: Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

and if it is an early PowerMac G5, it will have PCI-X slots, not PCIe


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#6 2017-07-19 07:34:48

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Re: Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

Hello

Will check out the TV connections.  it is a Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad core. The spec says it has PCIe ( Expansion Slots: 4 PCIe, AP/BL*)

The current situation is that it is used with two monitors - Timeline on one are the rest on the other so can't used the second DVI for TV connection.

Hence need a Playback AV card for output to the TV. Have been looking for Blackmagic Playback card but whilst the specs says Mac OS X it does not say which versions.

The requirement is for 10.7.5 as this is the highest OS X the system can take..

I much appreciate your comments

Thanks

John

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#7 2017-07-19 19:18:07

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Re: Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

Correct me if I'm wrong but can't you just put another PCIe video card in there? IIRC, it's just that easy.


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#8 2017-07-21 16:25:26

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Re: Intel MAC G5 Tower ( PowerMac ) with PCIe

Hello  Yes I do realise that,,but I can't find a Blackmagic playback card that works with 10.7...

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