Im about to move from CS5.5 to CS6, and along with the upgrade of software, I've decided that a hardware upgrade is due too.
I'm looking to put together an entirely new PC as my old one (i3 with 4gb ram) will be inherited by the animator.
We shoot the majority of our footage on Canon DSLR's and my old machine really struggled with realtime playback and editing of the footage (was continuously rendering at less-than-optimum sequence settings for the chance to see something playing back in realtime)
I'd like to know what the specs would be of a machine that would be capable of working with this footage (usually graded with Colorista). And not just the bare essentials, something that would be able to handle this with ease, as often our edits include multiple layers as well as image sequences.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Gareth H. Graham
Some saved discussions...
Some ideas for a Desktop Video Editing PC
-ADK Kudos http://forums.adobe.com/thread/877201
-more build ideas http://ppbm6.com/Planning.html
-Build it Yourself http://forums.adobe.com/thread/815798
This message has a really good graphic about requirements
CS5 Requirements http://forums.adobe.com/thread/810750
About Requirements http://forums.adobe.com/thread/618058
Disk Configurations http://forums.adobe.com/thread/878419
Here's what I'd go for myself (assuming cash available).
32 GB DDR3-1600 (maybe even 64GB)
Possibly Blackmagic Intensity Pro (USB 3.0 model), depending on how things shape up with Mercury Transmit.
HighPoint RocketRAID 4310 for a RAID 3 setup
5 or 6 1TB hard drives for projects, media, exports, etc. (plus a smaller one for the System drive)
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