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looking for off-shelf PC tower for Premiere Pro in LA
by Doug Glen 8 months ago
I am looking for a reliable shop in the LA are that can provide a turnkey custom tower for Premier Pro I don't envision using AE, but would love to minimize render time a AND be able to play the timel
Re: looking for off-shelf PC tower for Premiere Pro in LA
by Alex Gerulaitis 8 months ago
I believe Motion Media and DZ Solutions provide turnkeys. What kind of export times are you getting now, and on what kind of a system (Whoever ends up setting you up with a tower may want to optimize
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AJA io4K on 2012 Mac Mini?
by Alex Gerulaitis 2 years ago
Given that the 2012 Mac Mini has Thunderbolt 1 (not 2), is it compatible with io4K (Thunderbolt 2) and will it work to capture a single 720p59.94 SDI stream Thanks! -- Alex Gerulaitis, sysadmin, DATG
Re: AJA io4K on 2012 Mac Mini?
by James Brooks 2 years ago
Yes it will. I have that exact setup and it works great for 1080 and 720. Cheers, James
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network disconnects on 2012 Mac minis
by Alex Gerulaitis 2 years ago
We have several 2012 Mac minis in our server room that reliably disconnect from 1GbE network (but otherwise appear to still be working) when the adjacent servers are under heavy CPU load. We suspect R
Re: network disconnects on 2012 Mac minis
by Alex Gerulaitis 2 years ago
FWIW, the problems disappeared after one of the servers was off-lined. The server was HP 360 G8 with a quad-port 331FLR NIC. I've seen other people having issues with that NIC, however our problem was
AJA io4K on 2012 Mac Mini?
by Alex Gerulaitis 2 years ago
Given that the 2012 Mac Mini has Thunderbolt 1 (not 2), is it compatible with io4K (Thunderbolt 2) and will it work to capture a single 720p59.94 SDI stream Thanks! -- Alex Gerulaitis, sysadmin, DATG
Re: AJA io4K on 2012 Mac Mini?
by James Brooks 2 years ago
Yes it will. I have that exact setup and it works great for 1080 and 720. Cheers, James
Pegasus2 R8 with HP Z840?
by Alex Gerulaitis 2 years ago
Hi all, Has anyone tested Pegasus2 R8 with HP Z840 and it Thunderbolt option Looks like Promise has it validated, I just wanted to hear from real-world users. On a related note: is it possible to get
Pro res editing on Windows Premiere.
by john mahoney 3 years ago
Any suggestions for a sequence preset. In custom, I dont get the option for Quicktime. I have quicktime pro installed, and can play the pro res movies no problem , but in premiere i get no quicktime c
Re: Pro res editing on Windows Premiere.
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
john mahoney "but in premiere i get no quicktime codec options." Keep in mind that Premiere Pro sequences don't work like FCP7 sequences did. The codec attached to the preset doesn't govern what foot
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Outdated RAID + New HDD
by ktupo chen 3 years ago
Dear All, Bought this RAID SEVEN YEARS ago STARDOM sr3620-2s-sb2 http: www.stardom.c...data sohorai... And bought two of these TWO WEEKS ago 2.0TB Western Digital WD Black WD2003FZEX http: eshop.macsa
Re: Outdated RAID + New HDD
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
Getting this message where Put the old drives in, and everything OK Tested the new drives on a different system to ensure they're readable and in good shape Have the manual for the box Do they have an
Why is Adobe Media Encoder pure garbage?
by Mason Makram 3 years ago
I'm using CC 2014, latest update. We've been working with very large videos - 8640x1080. When I batch export using AME, it wants to take an hour+ per one-minute video. Somewhat understandable, conside
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Re: Why is Adobe Media Encoder pure garbage?
by Andy Edwards 3 years ago
No, you should select Open CL for your D700's. Andy Edwards
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triggered SDI to ProRes recording: what product?
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
Say I need to record a live feed coming via SDI (720p60) to ProRes, ideally on a Windows system (easier to mount in a rack). It'll need to start stop recording programmatically, e.g. via a REST call.
Media Encoder - Impossibly Slow and Cannot Edit will Exporting?
by Errol Lazare 4 years ago
Adobe media encoder is Impossibly slow in communicating with premiere via dynamic link. When I click queue export in premiere it takes 1-2 minutes to talk with media encoder to add file to queue and t
Re: Media Encoder - Impossibly Slow and Cannot Edit will Exporting?
by Tim Kolb 4 years ago
When you are processing a Premiere Pro sequence, you are using CUDA to process effects, etc. just like PPro did when you were editing. An application starts up in the background that is basically anot
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Two new Mac Pros, two Thunderbolt 2 RAIDs, one Thunderbolt Bridge ....
by Neil Smith 4 years ago
Been testing Thunderbolt 2 Bridge networking between two new Mac Pros ... a couple of 6 core nMPs with D500s arrived today and I upgraded them both to 64 GBs RAM each - so identical machines with max
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Re: Two new Mac Pros, two Thunderbolt 2 RAIDs, one Thunderbolt Bridge ....
by Sergei Yakovlev 3 years ago
Intel has just announced Thunderbolt Networking for PCs at NAB: http: blogs.intel.com technology 2014 04 intel-nab-2014-4k-video-drives-thunderbolt-2-everywhere Really exciting news. I hope Apple fixe
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linking to a specific post in a long thread?
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
Say, there is a long thread from 2009 and I want to link to a specific post rather than the whole thread. Is there a way (Most forums have a hyperlink right there in the post' title or number... Could
Re: linking to a specific post in a long thread?
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
It's orange on your post! ...and blue on mine... Thanks Tim!
Seeking suggestions on optimizing my new system for AE...
by Lon Waitman 3 years ago
Hey, I just got a new system and would really like to hear from the pros as far as ways to optimize it for working in AE (CS6). Dell Precision T7610 2 processors (16 cores, 32 when hyperthreaded) Grap
Re: Seeking suggestions on optimizing my new system for AE...
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
Leave it on default for now, except set up your Global Performance Cache to SSD. Then monitor your system during heavy use for CPU and memory utilization, and it'll tell you what (if anything) needs a
Graphics card query
by joey campbell 3 years ago
Hi - I have a pc with the following spec: Motherboard: MSI X58M Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB I want to boost my rendering speeds and was thinking about getting a second graphics card to run s
Re: Graphics card query
by Thomas Leong 3 years ago
"Is it a good idea ". Depends on whether the 3D application you use supports uses the gpu for rendering. "Is it inefficient... ". No. There are 2 ways to setup 2 graphics cards in one system, assuming
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Workstation processor i7 vs Xeon
by Darren Breckles 4 years ago
I'm tearing my hair out trying to decide between i7 and Xeon. I just want a workstation with good performance for Adobe CS6 and CC, mostly Premiere Pro. For reference almost anything would seem like g
Re: Workstation processor i7 vs Xeon
by Jeff Pulera 4 years ago
It's dramatically easier to troubleshoot a five- or ten-year-old HP than it is a custom box, parts are easier to source. 5-10 years, seriously That would be like still driving a Model T Ford. Jeff
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Achieving 150 Mbps
by Raja Osama 3 years ago
Hi everyone, I've produced a commercial, the broadcast specs required are: File format MPEG-2 elementary stream (.m2v file) Profile and level 4:2:2Profile@HighLevel (422P@HL) Bitrate 150 Mbps constant
Re: Achieving 150 Mbps
by Thomas Nord 3 years ago
The bug was introduced early in the CC cycle and did not exist in CS6. You should be able to create a 4:2:2 High 150+ Mbps file using AME CS6.
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Pulled RAID 5 drives have very slow read speeds.
by Robert Lee 3 years ago
I just pulled 8 HUA721010KLA330 1TB drives from a RAID 5 because I'm upgrading to 2TB drives. I tested the file benchmark using HD Tune Pro. The read and write speeds range greatly from these identica
Re: Pulled RAID 5 drives have very slow read speeds.
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
There's a chance it's USB 3.0 messing up things. In itself it's fast, but the driver and overhead make the test less than clean. It's possible the drives will perform as they should via SATA. Put the
Switching to Adobe CC. Windows or Mac?
by Vishal Pulikottil 3 years ago
Our company is switching from FCP 7 to Adobe Premiere CC. We're just about due for a hardware refresh too so we're seriously debating the switch to Windows. We've been using Mac for the last 15 years
Re: Switching to Adobe CC. Windows or Mac?
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
Or not... ATI cards and OpenCL are already supported in CC for GPU accel purposes, yet CUDA is faster AOTBE (all other things being equal) - it's closer to the hardware than OpenCL is. Kinda like Asse
ATTO R680 + Sans Digital TR8X-B RAID degraded after 3 days
by Reinis Traidas 3 years ago
I've recently built a low-cost storage solution for video editing and grading using a Sans Digital TR8X-B 8-bay SAS enclosure, coupled with the ATTO R680 controller and 8 WD RED drives. Yes, I know th
Re: ATTO R680 + Sans Digital TR8X-B RAID degraded after 3 days
by Reinis Traidas 3 years ago
Yes, the rebuilt went fine, all drives are OK now, flashed the controller to the latest FW, updated the BIOS on the HP Z820 and all seems well now. We'll see how long the RED drives last. Performance
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DaVinci Resolve 10 mac keyboard cheat sheet
by Matteo Curcio 3 years ago
I was looking for a DaVinci Resolve 10 cheat sheet for mac, but didn't found anything - so I've made one myself. Hope you'll find it useful - let me know if you spot any bug ! You can download it here
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 10 mac keyboard cheat sheet
by Skyko Tavis 3 years ago
Awesome! Thank you Matteo. :)
Can't run PP5.5 without domain admin credentials
by Michael Stephens 6 years ago
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise on a computer that's on a domain and have recently upgraded to the CS5.5 Master Collection. When I launch Premiere Pro it goes through the process of loading al
Re: Can't run PP5.5 without domain admin credentials
by Rosanne Grigoletti 4 years ago
We have had a similar issue here at our school. Installed Adobe CS6 on our Windows 7 workstations. Allowed the software to run for students via group policies. Ran fine for faculty and admins. For stu
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RAID 50 loses half the expected speed?
by Blase Theodore 4 years ago
pertinent info first . HARDWARE SETUP: 24 WD RE3 enterprise SATA 3Gb s drives ATTO R380 in x8 slot (3Gb SAS) dual xtore 12bay JBOD expander units (3Gb SAS) each xtore feeds a single SAS connection to
Re: RAID 50 loses half the expected speed?
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
Individual drives' link speeds (3G or 6G) don't matter. Drives don't saturate these link speeds. Neither does the backplane: a 4-lane 3G SAS connection means 12Gbs in full duplex, i.e. roughly 1.2GB s
zfs tuning
by John Heagy 4 years ago
I've been testing a zfs based NAS. Not much about zfs here and it was new to me. The system we're testing stumbled out of the gate, at least with our very aggressive B4M Fork growing file workflow, bu
Re: zfs tuning
by John Heagy 4 years ago
Alex Gerulaitis "Would it be possible to share the test results that showed Z2 to be superior " The Z2 6x6 was not only faster with less disks (36 vs 40) it had a 63% yield versus of the mirror's 50%
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Why RAM Preview 2x faster on Macbook Pro vs Desktop PC?
by David Hue 4 years ago
Hello everyone, I RAM Previewed a few seconds of an AE CS6 project on a Desktop PC I recently had custom-built, and was distraught to discover it was twice as slow as previewing the exact clip on my M
Re: Why RAM Preview 2x faster on Macbook Pro vs Desktop PC?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Could you check your per-core CPU usage, memory usage on each system during RAM preview -- Alex Gerulaitis Systems Engineer DV411 - Los Angeles, CA
NSF Funny Business
by Tate Jones 4 years ago
Anyone know why this is happening or is it normal Bob Zelin kindly enabled NFS mounts for our Maxx Digital ThunderRaid, however, when I mount the volume via NFS I'm seeing this strange behavior (see a
Re: NSF Funny Business
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Have you tried forcing smb1 (cifs)
Nimble Storage and iSCSI
by Boyce Johnson 4 years ago
I'm the engineer for what was a Municipal television station and is now the Media Team of our IT Department. We still produce the cable channel and do other video production and post production, but w
Re: Nimble Storage and iSCSI
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
David Gagne "from a media standpoint I hear "iscsi" and shudder." Why
AE laptop recommendations (for up to $3000)
by Kandiimann Shane 4 years ago
I need the perfect laptop for AE. I can spend up to $3000. I need RAM previews to run as fast as possible. Any suggestions
Re: AE laptop recommendations (for up to $3000)
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
32GB 1600MHz RAM, good SSD, i7-4700 or faster. The rest is personal choice. Many gaming laptops support that, and so do Dell M4800 and 6800, some HP Z-books.
Upgrading network infrastructure to 10gigE
by Chris Smith 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, I am working at a post house and have been asked to investigate a step up of network infrastructure to 10gigE for all edit clients. The setup will ideally look as so: Fast storage connect
Re: Upgrading network infrastructure to 10gigE
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Chris Smith "Any recommendations on a 10gigE PCI card for a Mac pro and a combo switch that will work for speed of video editing over 1gig" Any of the switches mentioned above will work for mixed 1 1
This is the best value for money Mac Pro configuration.
by Olly Lawer 4 years ago
I realise the boldness of the statement of this post! One of our team spent the best part of a day researching Mac Pro and the subsequent performance affects with AE. Happy to be disagreed with, but t
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Re: This is the best value for money Mac Pro configuration.
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Olly Lawer "We did some tests based on a typical example of our work (knowing that AE performs better with higher RAM in some cases and cores in others)." Can't beat that. Best value is defined as un
Viewing 4K Clips in 1080 SDI Monitor via TB?
by August Bradley 4 years ago
Are there any Thunderbolt products that will convert a 4k signal from Adobe Premiere to make the signal playable in a 1080 SDI-input reference monitor Need to send the signal out from the computer via
Re: Viewing 4K Clips in 1080 SDI Monitor via TB?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Shane's response is right on the money yet the specs don't list 4K as a source for downconversion, which is why I think he said possibly. If it can - then it's probably the least expensive for the pur
USB 3.0 RAID - Any increase in performance vs non-RAID USB drives?
by Mike Cohen 4 years ago
Wondering if anyone has used products like these: http: www.lacie.com us products product.htm id=10601 or http: g-technology.com products g-raid Obviously RAID performance with USB 3.0 will not match
Re: USB 3.0 RAID - Any increase in performance vs non-RAID USB drives?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Tim Jones " there's definitely something in the USB 3 layer that's causing a reduction in I O:" Indeed. Areca's new TB USB 3.0 4-bay box (5026) is showing impressive numbers via USB 3.0: 350MB s in R
Pegasus2: "superfast"?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
I loved the look of them, very "pro". The 8TB R4 box for $1.5K It's also cheap. (Not so much with R6 and R8 versions though.) "World's first Thunderbolt2 storage" - would be a nice match to newer Macs
Re: Pegasus2: "superfast"?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Eric Hansen "how would you propose building a DPX cache for the nMP " Here is one option: LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, allegedly 1.4GB s, consisting of dual 500GB PCIe SSDs in RAID0 in a TB2
Capture from S-VHS or DVCAM?
by Swami Narayan 4 years ago
I wish all of you a very happy and successful new year! In our video archive we have footage on various tape formats: VHS, S-VHS, Video8, Hi8, Beta, DVCAM and miniDV. Twelve years ago we transferred t
Re: Capture from S-VHS or DVCAM?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Eckhardt Stassens "Should we have captured the footage directly from the original VHS, S-VHS, etc. rather than from the copy on DVCAM " Yes although in most cases the difference is negligible: DVCAM
AMD or Nvidia?
by Michael Mohr 4 years ago
I have to stick a new graphics card in our machine because it came with a Quadro 600 which works like something that rhymes with hit.... I was told it was coming with a FX 4000... Surprise! So I figur
Re: AMD or Nvidia?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Michael Mohr "A video layer and 2 PS layers. I get a lot of yellow and very little green. AE is really hindered by it." AE The only thing that's GPU accelerated in AE is ray tracing. So a graphics ca
Seeking info on potential new workstation
by Lon Waitman 4 years ago
Hi, I hope this is an OK place to ask this question (I asked this in the Premiere forum too, but would really like to get some input from AE users as well). I am considering getting the new Dell T7610
Re: Seeking info on potential new workstation
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Gettin one SSD potentially (doesn't have to) changes the config from four 3.5" to eight 2.5" drive bays - so I can see where this comes from, the future is in SFF and smaller form factors. Something t
OWC Raid solution
by Daniel Schultz 4 years ago
I'm in the market for an entry-level multi-drive raid solution (with 4 drives or so) I spoke with a tech person at Other World Computing (they always seem knowledgeable and helpful). I was planning on
Re: OWC Raid solution
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Daniel Schultz "Even if I'm using RAID 1 for redundancy " USB 3.0 should be fine for RAID1 with two drives.
best storage drive for unloading finished project files
by Rob Lambert 4 years ago
Need to unload some finished projects from my Pegasus drive for upcoming projects. Does anyone have a particular preference for storage Type of drive Size of drive Cost effective drives Thanks in adva
Re: best storage drive for unloading finished project files
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
What about a Drobo 5N or 5D - or some cheap NAS G-RAID 8TB CineRAID H458 ($200) filled with 4TB drives in JBOD or RAID5
Server RAID connected to a Router?
by Joe Otero 4 years ago
Hey all was wondering if someone could recommend a good site to explain how to connect a Server Rack RAID to a Router so the office can access over Ethernet directly. Thanks
Re: Server RAID connected to a Router?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
No way to connect it directly, and there is no single site or page describing the procedure. The closest perhaps is a DIY NAS - plenty of info out there. What you're looking is one of the three: bare
Suggestions for RAID
by Richard Windsor 4 years ago
I just purchased a new Mac Pro and I need to buy a RAID for it. I have never used a RAID before and all the choices are driving me nuts. I work mainly in After Effects and Cinema 4D, I also use FCP an
Re: Suggestions for RAID
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Adding drives to an existing RAID0 Rebuild, most likely - but I'd consult Promise to be sure.
First sample footage from BMPC-4K camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 4 years ago
Grant Petty posted camera-original BMPC-4K ProRes HQ sample files which you can download and play with. (Note: Some Windows users have reported difficulty un-zipping some of the files; BMD says they'r
Re: First sample footage from BMPC-4K camera
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Thanks so much Peter! Would it be possible to upload these to YouTube in all of their 4K glory YouTube for a while limited uploads to 2K, but looks like 4K uploads are back now.
group generic forums separately?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
There seem to be a few generic forums on Cow, the rest being vendor- or brand-specific. Would it make sense to create a separate section for these generic forums and group them separately Say, if I ha
Re: group generic forums separately?
by Bob Zelin 4 years ago
I agree a little - when we have forums like "Arrays" and "Storage" , or forums like "NAS" and SAN Networks" - these are kind of the same forums. But as you can see, people look for different keywords.
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UltraStudio 4K with Thunderboltâ„¢ 2
by Bruce Colgate 4 years ago
Howdy. I read that BMD has released the UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt 2, which seems to be a physically different product, though externally visually identical, to the UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbol
Re: UltraStudio 4K with Thunderboltâ„¢ 2
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Jim Wiseman "Does the Thunderbolt 4K have one or two Thunderbolt ports" Two ports according to specs and press images. It's UltraStudio Express and some other BMD products that only have one. -- Alex
DIY SAN / Fileserver
by Valentin Struklec 4 years ago
Hi everyone, We are in the process of starting a new company and require a fileserver for the first upcoming project, There will be 6-8 artists(windows machines) working on the same footage in after E
Re: DIY SAN / Fileserver
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Valentin, Here are some of the responses from studio sysadmins who walk the talk as far as VFX storage, and who I learn a lot from, every day. Re: Windows Server - "No way I'd use win server (any) for
Best computer for DaVinci
by Ali Quintana 4 years ago
Time for me to by a third computer in my studio. What would be best for my 2.5 k RAW BMCC footage. and to finally run DaVinchi without problems (it is not opening on any of my computers including my l
Re: Best computer for DaVinci
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Matthew Sonnenfeld "To maximize compatibility of your workflow I would look towards the HP Z 820 workstations. Dual graphics cards are best. Look towards NVIDIA Quadro if you want the speed." Hi Matt
Sony Vaio Laptop 2 internal drive setup problem
by Scott Anderson 4 years ago
Hi. I'm using a Vaio that I just replaced 2 drives on. When I did the full Windows Sony 7 disc recovery it only shows one drive. Hardware works - 2 older drives were both readable - so I believe it's
Re: Sony Vaio Laptop 2 internal drive setup problem
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Scott Anderson "I remember when I replaced a defective drive in the 2nd month that the Best Buy tech guy said the 2 drive setup was a little unique - something like it acts as one - not sure exactly.
Hardware Recommendations for MC7
by Guido Passi 4 years ago
Hi everybody, I'm switching from FCP7 to AVID MC7, so I am buying a PC for that. Here is the system spec of what I'm buying from a collegue (who was usinf Premiere CS6): Motherboard: Asus P6T deluxe C
Re: Hardware Recommendations for MC7
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Guido Passi "Should I change graphic card and maybe buy the PNY NVIDIA QUADRO 600, wich probably is the only Quadro I can afford Or should I try keeping the Nvidia 650 Ti " Keep the 650 Ti. You may n
Which storage outfit for TV subtitling?
by Francisco Rubiales 4 years ago
Hi all. Could you recommend a cheap storage outfit for TV subtitling tasks That's capturing uncompressed video, put one layer of subtitles on it, and print to tape, that's it. I'm thinking on buying a
Re: Which storage outfit for TV subtitling?
by Alex Gerulaitis 4 years ago
Hi Francisco. You are in good shape with a single drive for SD, 2-3 drives in RAID0 for uncompressed 4:2:2 1080p30 10-bit. 10-bit uncompressed 1080p30 is roughly 155MB s. Your average 7200rpm drive pe
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