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Microsoft is on the verge of releasing Service Pack 2 for WIndows XP. Will this be compatible with AVID products?
08-08-2004, 10:27 AM
I believe that v.4.5 will be compatible with SP2, but I need to confirm.
08-08-2004, 02:01 PM
Well im using Avid Xpress Pro 4.5 and also have Windows Service Pack 2 FINAL installed on my computer. I was getting some problems last night with it recognizing the DVX, it just wouldn't let me even highlight capture and bring the window up. Its weird, haven't been using it much lately so dont know if its because of SP2 or not! Vegas Video 5.0 worked fine though!
08-08-2004, 04:20 PM
I'll find out tomorrow. There may be a point release for SP2 as 4.5 was released before SP2 final candidate. Until an OS is officaly released to the public, there may be last minute changes.
And? Do you know anything about compatibility with service pack 2?
08-20-2004, 02:58 AM
Here is an update I saw from yesterday...
As you know, Microsoft is providing the Windows XP Service Pack 2 on their website. As a result, many customers have been asking about its compatibility and if Avid now recommends installation of this Service Pack.
Avid has been working with Microsoft directly to resolve the last few minor issues regarding Avid support for Windows XP Service Pack 2, and hope to add support for it through a download shortly at www.avid.com. Please check the website periodically for updated information.
I will also post a note to this forum as soon as it is approved. In the meantime, we recommend waiting until those issues have been resolved before installing Service Pack 2.
With all of that being said . . .
Is there a release date for the standalone Avid Xpress Pro v4.5? I am anxiously awaiting it! :)
08-20-2004, 01:14 PM
Should be the end of this month. Exact date is not yet known.
08-21-2004, 02:42 PM
What the service pack 2 works for?
Does it improve something?
I try not to updated anything from microsoft since i knew it had troubles with avid compatibility. In fact i donīt have a internet connections in the pc where i edit.
Like i said Does the service pack 2 gives something new which worth the instalation for editing?
08-21-2004, 02:48 PM
There is nothing in the 4.5 release that really relies on SP2. But once we get to the Q4 release and get native DV50 support, SP2 will be required since it is dependent on changes in the OS.
08-22-2004, 11:53 AM
I been using 4.5 with service pack to constantly for almost a week and it runs great pretty much. I did have problems with when opening avid it would just close a few seconds later. But I reboot and it worked. Or I unplugged the dvx and that worked.
Do someone know some more information about sp2 with avid? Can I install with confidence?
09-22-2004, 04:04 AM
This may be redundant, but I'd like to baseline the discussion here with the following details.
XP SP2 / Express Pro 4.5.1
JKL - I installed 4.5.1 editing went fine, but I have been having an issue capturing that I am just beginning to research. The Avid knowledge base has some discussions that I still need to go through. I am very reluctant to say that my issue is universal, as it (capture) is so basic. I'm sure it is a local problem -- and probably easily fixed.
Skettalee seems to be working with it just fine...
09-22-2004, 05:02 AM
Initially in my first capture attempt after upgrading, the camera did show up in capture, as it normally would, capture lasted for maybe five of ten frames and hung. Windows poppped up a "Delayed write failed message", then Avid an error message pointing the "OMFI Media Files/Creating" directory. A host of errors follow, but they all are (likely) predicated on this fundamantal Avid -> OS -> Disk issue.
Currently, the camera is showing up in the OS's sys tray, but not in the Avid Capture. Audio is present through the PC when camera is playing out.
Avid error messages suggest using "Record on the fly" but attempts to do so result in the scenario described above and a continuous loop of error messages.
MichaelP, is this pilot error, or something else? Your advice is always appreciated.
BTW: Started yesterday by another user...
09-22-2004, 07:17 PM
I use pinnacle Liquid Edition and had problems with SP2, I found that when I turned off the Firewall that is included in SP2 it fixed the problem. The Firewall is designed to stop pop-ups, it recognizes all pop-ups, and especially ones in programs because of all the trojans, gators, and spyware it stops all pop-ups and that is why so many people are having problems with all the different editing programs.
try the Firewall, if that doesn't work then remove and wait for a patch from Avid.
09-23-2004, 06:42 PM
Can you capture from the DVX with 4.5.1/SP2?
If so, were there any other workarounds you followed?
09-23-2004, 07:38 PM
Disabling the firewall didn't make a difference, but thank you bodaphoto for the suggestion.
I blew away the camera instance and started again from scatch.
Also updated to WM10 (...unrelated?)
Capture is working fine now.
09-24-2004, 11:58 AM
SP2 support will be with the point release that ships mid-october. Actual release version number to follow.
09-28-2004, 09:16 AM
Just finished capturing several hours of material using 4.5.1 on XPSP2. Capture is now working better than it had in the 4.3 release! This is what I am seeing, your mileage may vary.
- Much tighter control over the DVX operating as a deck. Jog/Shuttle/JKL controls work quickly and as expected.
- Clean, perfect, long (20+minutes) captures; no dissappearing UI.
09-29-2004, 07:24 AM
I thought my update got posted here, but the release in mid-october will be SP2 supported. Until then, it's a crap shoot.