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Can anyone recommend an OS and/or video card upgrade?

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Jul 31, 2013 6:01 PM

Dear experienced video editors!:


I am currently trying to send a 1080p (Pro Res 422-encoded) Final Cut Pro 6 sequence to Motion 3 to do some effects work and the following message (from Motion 3) arose when I tried the "Send to Motion" command:


"This project is too large to render with these settings.  Your hardware cannot support a project of this size.  Try reducing the resolution of the project."


My questions for anyone able to help me are:  What 'settings' are they referring to?  Which 'hardware' cannot support my project, exactly? and What can I do to do my effects work in Motion 3 without reducing the resolution? 


I have an early 2007 model Mac Pro desktop with the following specs...


2 X 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Mac OS X (ver 10.5.8)

6 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM memory

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card


The footage I am editing was shot with a Canon T3i at 24p at 1920x1080 res.  Before bringing the footage into Final Cut Pro 6, it was transcoded from H.264 to Pro Res 422.


Any advice is appreciated!


Shaun M

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Two 2.8 GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon processors


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