I will be making 25-30 legacy biographies for a colleague's ministry. I need to provide them with a parts list so they can have someone build me a workstation, which I will be able to keep. I will be shooting with two hacked Panasonic GH2s at around 80mbs 1080p avchd. I anticipate anywhere from 2 - 4hrs of footage(per camera), plus pictures for b-roll. And minimal color correction for skin tones.The finished product will be to DVD and online. Editng will be done on CS6
I already have a cinema display, keyboard and speakers from a 2007 macpro. I also have 2tb raid 1 external drive, with which I plan to keep a second copy of the raw footage if all hell breaks loose.
Im not an expert, this is what I've come up with based on research. I am not trying to get them to break the bank, but I don't want to go through the nightmare of editing avchd with my 07 macpro. Your input would be apprieciated.
Tower - Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower w/ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 w/ Window w/ Black Interior ATX Case
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
CPU - Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5
OS - Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive
Data - Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
Raid - (4) Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
Cooler - Corsair Hydro Series H100
PSU- Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold
RAM - (4) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Monitor - Eizo ColorEdge CG241W
Datacolor - Spyder4Pro Display Calibration System
CONTOUR DESIGN ShuttlePRO V.2
I'm not sure which Raid configuration to go with. 5 or 1+0?
Is it wise to have the raid inside the tower?
Is the gpu overkill? Would the gtx580 be sufficient?
Is it better to go with the new ivy bridge 3770k 3.5ghz or the six core sandy bridge?
Your CPU won't go on that motherboard. You need a board with the LGA 2011 socket for that processor. Of course, the Ivy Bridge would work fine.
You should at least double that amount of memory, and seriously consider quadrupling it.
So as far as being able to shuttle through the footge with no lag, the Ivy bridge will be fine? With this type of footage is more cores or higher speed more important?
I am planning on the max memory on that board, 32gig. I will edit my post to make it more clear.
If you choose a 1155 platform, with a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge, you have to take a performance hit of around 10-15% when you want to use a dedicated raid controller or a third party card like AJA, BlackMagic or Matrox. This does not happen with the 2011 platform.
If you want to use a parity raid, better forget about WD Blacks and go for Hitachi 7K3 or Seagate Barracuda ST disks. If you use on-board parity raid, be prepared for a further performance loss. For further info on raids, look at the Featured discussion at the top of the hardware forum, http://forums.adobe.com/thread/950539 and also read the links in that article.
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