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    I mean Avid Media Composer 8. Just for the program alone. I read somewhere that it was 80 GB. But that can't be right.
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    Not likely. Depends on what you get with the package (Utils+FX+Samples+DemoMaterials) however, but even with all that, it shouldn't be that large.

    8GB, maybe. The downloadable trial version from AVID's website is 2GB.

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  3. They recommend a 250gb 7200rpm SATA or 128GB SSD. Obviously it isn't all used, but there's a lot of potential processes running -- including background transcoding.

    It's worth taking their specs pretty seriously:
    http://www.avid.com/US/products/media-composer/specifications

    also check out the version matrix for correct QT and Nvidia Driver versions:
    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/compatibility/en267087

    Running properly it's a joy -- but it's not a toy.
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    Agreed. If AVID has requirements, you had best meet them or you'll not get far in tech support. For many pros, this is one of those "enterprise-level, must-always-be-working" type of apps, where you cannot afford downtime.

    Looking at it another way, if you can't afford the expected supported hardware, you shouldn't be looking at this app.

    250GB HDD/128GB SSD is actually fairly modest for a new media workstation PC's boot drive (not counting laptops). Both my desktop/workstation & my server have way more than that, and they're not new.

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    Thanks a lot people! I'll stick to Premiere Pro. Its a lot faster and smoother. Lower memory requirements I guess.
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  6. I love my Avid, but PP's taken a big leap forward in the last couple of years.
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