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Discover the fun of making videos! Avid Cinema is a complete software solution for creating professional looking videos for home, school or office. With a camcorder, and a little imagination, anyone can easily create masterpieces that are fun to watch...and even more fun to make!

Create new videos or add impact to your existing collection of personal videotapes by using editing techniques, music, voice-overs, titles and special effects. Share your finished video with friends, family and co-workers by publishing to the Web, CD-ROM, Email or videotape.

Avid Cinema Storage Requirements
Video editing projects generally require a large amount of hard drive storage space. The chart below shows approximate disk space requirements based on the length of video.

Note: Avid Cinema projects can be stored on external drives when not in use, but must be present on the hard drive when making edits.

Final Video Disk Space Required To Edit (approximate)
1 min 70MB
5 min 350MB
10 min 700MB
15 min 1.05GB
20 min 1.4GB
25 min 1.75GB
30 min 2.1GB

Avid Cinema 1.1.3 CD
Disc shipped w/ Power Mac 5x00 & 6x00. Also included in Retail Kit.

Avid Cinema 1.2.2b CD
Disc shipped with standalone software only and ATI bundle.

Avid Cinema 1.5CD
Disc shipped "Make Web Videos" iMac Kit. Included Avid USB capture device by Eskape Labs.

Avid Cinema Beta CD
Beta testers disc with version 1.1.

Avid Workshop CD
Training CD that shipped with Apple computers and branded kits.

u3beta.sea_.hqx
Avid PCI Card Beta System Extension for 8500/8600

AvidExtension1_2_2.sit
Avid PCI Card System Extension for Performa & Power Macintosh Computers.

oslv1.2fix.hqx
Fix for America Online software conflict

v1.1update.sea_.hqx
Update to 1.1

Z-Avid_Cin_1.1.3_54xx-64xx.img
Update to 1.1.3 for Power Macintosh/Performa 54XX & 64XX.

Z-Avid_Cin_1.1.3_75xx-85xx.img
Update to 1.1.3 for Power Macintosh/Performa 75XX & 85XX.

v1.3.1update.hqx
For Macintosh with USB.

v1.3.1PMG3.hqx
For Original Power Macintosh G3

Cinema Update to Version 1.1.5 (U.S. Only)

Avid Cinema v1.1.5 supports Mac OS 7.6.1 and Mac OS 8.0. It also fixes some problems with earlier versions of Avid Cinema. Please click the readme below to learn about the changes in v1.1.5 and for instructions on how to install this update. You must be running Mac OS 7.6.1 or Mac OS 8.0 in order to use this upgrade.

This download will update US English Avid Cinema v 1.1, v1.1.1, v1.1.2, v1.1.3 and v1.1.4 to the new 1.1.5 version. Customers running Avid Cinema v1.0 must download and update to v1.1 (below) before proceding with this 1.1.5 update.

Special Note to 5500/6500 customers: Please click the readme below for additional information on upgrading to version 1.1.5 if you have moved your Cinema application from a Macintosh 6400, or if are currently running a version of Avid Cinema 1.1.1 or earlier.

BETA RELEASE: Avid Cinema U3 Extension for 8600/250 or 8600/300 Power Macintosh computers, or Power Macintosh machines upated with the 233 mHz upgrade card.
If you are running Avid Cinema in a Power Macintosh 8600/250 or 8600/300, or have upgraded your Power Macintosh with Apple's 233 mHz processor upgrade card, you need a new version of the Avid Cinema extension.

This new version of the Avid Cinema extension is still in beta testing and has not been officially released-- however it has shown sufficient stability to warrant an early posting to the public. Please read the entire readme before installing this file to understand the issues Avid Cinema has found in its testing. Total file size is about 2.6MB.

Avid Cinema Extension for 5500/6500 Customers

If you are installing Avid Cinema on a Power Macintosh 55xx/65xx model from the Avid Cinema kit version 1.1.1 (which didn't support 55xx/65xx machines), or if you have moved the Avid Cinema card and software from another machine to a 55xx/65xx Power Macintosh, you need the newer 1.1.2 version of the Avid Cinema extension that supports 55xx/65xx model computers.

Customers running Avid Cinema on Power Macintosh 55xx/65xx machines must also be running Mac OS version 7.6.1 or 8.0.

Note: If you are running Mac OS 7.6.1, verify that you have these three extensions installed and active in your extensions folder:

Object Support Library Fix

This download corrects an extension conflict between Avid Cinema and AOL. Replace your current ObjectSupportLib file (inside your extensions folder) with this new 1.2 version and restart your computer. See the FAQ sheet in our Support section for a more detailed explanation of this problem. Total file size is about 45K.

See a video about Avid Cinema: https://youtu.be/c6HwrM8llsQ
Read More At: http://computertown.org/2014/04/avid-cinema.html

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Version 1.0 thru 1.1.5 Requirements:

Version 1.2.2b Requirements

Version 1.5 Requirements

Comments

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, November 28 - 7:33am

There is Avid Videoshop 3.02 and the re-branded version from Strata, and I've just uploaded Strata VideoShop 4.5.

I used Avid and then Strata on my PowerMac G3 minitower which came with the added video in/out "personality" card. It worked well originally, but at some point an upgrade (not sure if it was OS or VideoShop) caused issues with the audio syncing when capturing video via the card. Sad

denodster's picture
by denodster - 2017, November 28 - 3:13am

Hey ComputerTown
Is there any way you could upload the avid cinema for Power mac G3? I have a G3 that I would like to do some video importing with but I don't have the necessary software unfortunately.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, February 24 - 3:43pm

Hi ComputerTown.
I can´t help to second MTT´s suggestion - please do read the guides.
I feel with you that your files became useless, but thats the way it is. Sad
Please do upload your stuff again when you are ready.

Even if the Garden´s servers would preserve the resource forks, many of the old Macs are no more connected to the net or don´t even have an ethernet port.
Guess what would happen to somebody downloading a file without container to *nix or DOS, move it to SD or floppy, carry it to the old Mac?
Yeah. Damaged beyond repair for the average user.
I don´t see how SIT or HQX could possibly harm a content.
The procedure is brain dead simple and serveral versions of Stuffit are available on the servers.

Keep in mind please, that the Garden is running on behalf of a bunch of volunteers, donating servers, bandwith, time and money.
Thanks for sharing/uploading your gems!

ComputerTown's picture
by ComputerTown - 2016, February 24 - 2:42pm
5

I have removed the items until I have time to redo it all.

I think it is a little silly that a Classic Macintosh Archive site does not have an uploader that preserves the resource fork. There are plenty of upload scripts out there that support data and resource forks for Macintosh files. In the 90's and early 00's most sites dealing with Mac files were setup to handle this simple operation. IMG files were made to be shared, uploaded, and downloaded. Wrapping an IMG file in a SIT is just another point of potential failure.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, February 5 - 10:15pm

  it looks like the current downloads are damaged beyond repair (I have not tried mounting under emulation though)

Yes, all of the above ".img" archives are fubar. They will not mount as disks under emulation (Basilisk II, Mini vMac, or SheepShaver) and they cannot be used on their intended platform. They are dead.

@ComputerTown: You went to a lot of trouble, creating this page, archiving then uploading this collection. But it may have helped if you had read the guides on uploading (specifically Disk Copy .img archives) beforehand.

Please read the MG guide on "A Beginner's Guide for Uploading Stuff to Macintosh Garden" and specifically
step 4: "The image's ready. Is that all?"

And please, compress these ".img" archives as StuffIt ".sit" then replace the .img entries above.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, February 5 - 9:46am

@ComputerTown:
Can you please reupload all the .img images again as compressed .sit archives ? During the upload process they got damaged and render useless now ! It would be a pity if they were not preserved for the future.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, February 5 - 7:28am

I have tried to mount three of the img files with Disk Copy 6.3, ShrinkWrap, and Toast 5. None will mount them and all give an error message. I believe the img files are damaged and should be recreated and then wrapped in a StuffIt archive (IMPORTANT) to preserve their integrity during upload. To me it looks like the current downloads are damaged beyond repair (I have not tried mounting under emulation though)

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2016, February 4 - 7:55pm

Files 1 to 5 are not .sit files, but pure .img files, so maybe they're just damaged.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, February 4 - 9:27am

What Utility can mount these .img files ?
I cannot mount them. I tried disk utility on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and DiskCopy 6.3 on Mac OS 9.2.

ComputerTown's picture
by ComputerTown - 2016, January 31 - 7:18pm

Here you go folks! The most complete collection of Avid Cinema you will ever find. Enjoy!