Minimum Requirements for Running SCS
|Computer||SCS is available for PC's running Microsoft Windows. If you have an Intel-based Apple Macintosh then SCS will run under Microsoft Windows using Bootcamp or Parallels.|
|Operating system||Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP2), 2000 (SP4), or NT 4.0 (SP6a) (all ©Microsoft) (SP = minimum Service Pack). SCS 11 is not supported for Windows 95, 98 or ME.|
|Processor||All current-day processors will satisfactorily handle SCS. For video playback of 720p high definition files, a 2.4GHz processor is recommended. For 1080p, either a 1.8GHz Intel Core Duo or higher (or equivalent), or a 3.0GHz Intel Pentium 4 or higher (or equivalent) is recommended.
A minimum of 512Mb memory is required. However, for SCS we recommend you at least double the 'minimum memory requirement' published for your Windows version.
|Sound card||Any good or at least reasonable sound card should work satisfactorily with SCS. Please note that a cheap sound card or on-board sound processor may give satisfactory results when you listen to cues through your PC speakers, but may give less than satisfactory results when played through the sound system at your theatre.|
|Sound driver||The audio library used by SCS requires DirectX (©Microsoft). ASIO drivers are also supported, which do not require DirectX.|
|Video card||To play high 720p HD videos a 64Mb video card is required. 1080p videos require a at least a 128Mb video card.|
|Video engine||SCS uses DirectShow (©Microsoft) to play video files.|
|Video/Image display||For video/image cues to be displayed on a secondary monitor or video projector, that monitor or video projector must be configured as an extension of your desktop. Up to 4 secondary monitors/projectors are supported, provided they can be configured in this way. Note that in Vista/Win7 you can turn on 'Presentation Settings' to prevent your desktop background being displayed.|
|MIDI in||If you wish to control cues using MIDI input messages sent by a separate controller device, your PC must have a MIDI input port.|
|MIDI out||If you wish to use cues that send MIDI messages sent to an external device (or devices) then your PC must have a MIDI output port. The MIDI output port can also be used for MIDI Thru to automatically stream MIDI input messages to the MIDI output port, whether or not those messages are used by SCS.||DMX Control||If you wish to control SCS cues via DMX from an external device (eg a lighting board) then you need an Enttec 'DMX USB PRO'. (Note that the cheaper Enttec 'Open DMX USB' is not suitable as this only supports DMX Send, not DMX Receive.)|
|Disk space||SCS requires about 20Mb of disk storage plus the size of some common windows components (DLL's), but sound files, especially PCM wave files, can be many megabytes in size. Note that PCM wave files are the recommended format for sound cue files.|
|Display size||A screen display size of at least 960 by 600 pixels is required, although a minimum size of 1024 by 768 pixels is recommended. (If the screen height is less than 768 pixels then a vertical scroll bar may be displayed against the cue and sub-cue properties in the Editor.)|