[OT] Dead video card

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Tue Aug 17 13:08:20 CDT 2010


Exactly, my friend - FC Studio 5 is on my G5 right now. It looks to be my
A/V platform for some time to come. They will have to take it from my 'cold
dead hands'

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sqb

On 17 August 2010 10:53, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:

> still those G5 are loved by video production students on a budget. They can
> pick them up cheap these days and they run Final Cut which is king among
> video stuff.
>
> (Wearing my film school graduate hat)
>
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM, stephen barncard <
> stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com> wrote:
>
> > I'm guessing compatibility is where the Forth language is concerned.
>  Forth
> > is terse, can be interpreted, has a tiny footprint and is known to be
> near
> > machine code speed for some operations.
> >
> > But it's true you or your motherboard could get burned making assumptions
> > about anything that isn't specifically tested for MacOS (and the version
> > you
> > want to deploy)  AND the G4 hardware. It's a minefield so much research
> is
> > necessary.
> >
> > Computerdom has already deemed my 'ancient' PCI G5 as worthless and will
> be
> > furnishing no more updates. Google didn't even bother porting a G5
> browser,
> > Digidesign gave up a year ago. Eye-TV just quit updates for G5. The
> > replacement hardware for this old stuff becomes 'rare' and thus more
> > expensive.
> >
> > 2010/8/17 François Chaplais <francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr>
> >
> > > isn't there a difference between PPC and Intel video cards? Something
> > > related to the ordering of bits in the bytes (big Endian v.s. small
> > Endian,
> > > or something like that?)
> > > Best,
> > >        François
> > > Le 16 août 2010 à 22:08, Jeff Massung a écrit :
> > >
> > > > No such thing as a "Mac Compatible" video card... or a "PC
> Compatible"
> > > one
> > > > for that matter. That's just a matter of branding.
> > > >
> > > > The only important question is whether or not there are good video
> > > drivers
> > > > for your particular OS for that piece of hardware.
> > > >
> > > > If you go look at the ATI or nVidia websites, look over their drivers
> > and
> > > > see if there's a driver set for the OS you have and the card you are
> > > > considering buying.
> > > >
> > > > Jeff M.
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Richmond <
> richmondmathewson at gmail.com
> > > >wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Wow!
> > > >>
> > > >> I returned from 4 days in the mountains to find the video-card on my
> > G4
> > > MDD
> > > >> had 'died';
> > > >> this is a nuisance as I will be unable to release my Devawriter Pro
> > > before
> > > >> I can "see" into
> > > >> my computer.
> > > >>
> > > >> Has anybody any links to Mac compatible video-cards??????
> > > >>
> > > >> I find that Amazon is full of video-cards but they give no
> indication
> > if
> > > >> they are
> > > >> Mac compatible.
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