Well the 2nd Power Mac G5 didn't help...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RusStudios, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. RusStudios macrumors newbie

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    I have had the old Mac Pro G5 and right when it was time the warranty expired I took it in.

    The issue - When I import photos into iPhoto or video into iMovie there is a color change. Like hot pinks all over the pictures and video. Also, if I burned them to a CD/DVD it was hot pink or hot green or hot yellow.

    Apple had that G5 for over 2 months. Could get the issue resolved. Long story short, my wife came home with the Power Mac G5 with Intel Core 2 Duos.

    I imported more photos and videos and that still has that hot colors showing up.

    I have tried wiping the HDD completly and reinstalling. Tried installing all updates. But still have the issue.

    I have just been getting my video projects done through my MAC mini but it is so slow.

    Any thoughts? By the way today I was watching a QuickTime Movie on a website and it did the exact same thing.
     
  2. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    You mean your wife replaced your G5 with a Mac Pro? and you still have the problem?

    is it your Monitor?
     
  3. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    Uhh, what? You're being somewhat vague in your comments. And I really LOVE how you mix up Power Mac G5 and Mac Pro G5. Genius. :p

    Anyway, kidding aside, so you have some color issue iMovie. Can you let us know what version you're using?

    And also, you said your wife got a "Power Mac with Intel Core 2 Duos", meaning she got a Mac Pro to replace the Power Mac G5? Am I understanding this correctly?

    So does your Mac mini do the same thing? And what Mac mini do you have? A G4 or Intel Core based mini?

    From what I'm hearing, it might even be a display issue?
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I remember when using a VGA cable and if it wasn't plugged in correctly, the colors got all messed up. I doubt you are using VGA and I never had that problem with DVI. Also it is kinda confusing with PowerMac G5 Pro and with Intel Core 2 Duos. Wish my G5 had C2D :rolleyes:
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a bad monitor or bad monitor cable, not a bad machine.
     
  6. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    No, its an known problem with 10.5.5, Quicktime 7.5.5 and G5 models.
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8196651
    10.5.6 should fix the problem and currently the "fix" is to downgrade to 10.5.4 and prevent the update.

    I'm amazed Apple let them have a free $2700 computer for a software problem!

    The continued pinks likely due to corruption from the data transfer.
     
  7. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    You see this change even when you burn the vid to DVD and try it on another player? This suggests incompatibility between your camera and software. Or a damaged camera. What is your camera?


    Nothing else shows this colour change on the computer?
     
  8. goMac macrumors 603

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    Oh, I missed that it was still there when he burned to DVD....

    Yeah, sounds like a bad camera then, or a software bug.
     
  9. RusStudios thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay sorry for the Confusion.

    Yes my wife got me the Power Mac G5

    When burning it does the same thing

    iLife08 is what i am using on both machines.

    I have tried new VGA cables. I have tried different monitors.

    I have a Panasonic AG-DVX100B video camera, Canon ZR850 video camera, and Sony DCR-TRV280 video camera. Yes it happens with all 3 of video cameras.

    I have even tried new DVI to VGA converter and that seem to help.

    Mac Mini is Power PC G4. Same OS X 10.4.11.

    Again sorry for my confusioning statement.
     
  10. RusStudios thread starter macrumors newbie

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    additional

    I have tried putting that project on my external hard drive and hook up my mac mini and the color is back to orginal.
     

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