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thanks for the links!
I did read it all. And I'm disappointed with the results.
Since we use Canon and Nikon DSLR we got QT (Quick Time) material all the time and it looks like this stops down the system at 4GB RAM by it's "old" 32bit structure.
So even if we buy a 2011 processor with fast raid, a ton of ram and good GPU this components would be overpowered.
In point of security and performance i would love to use a raid system. With it cames 2011 and i think it's a bit like "shooting ants with moabs" ; )
Switching to prof. videocams would be a good idea, but it's at least another 10k budget step and it doesn't make sense to buy just one and mix up videocams and DSLR footage...
There are millions of users out there which use exactly this cameras. So the search goes on to find a good solution...
Thanks so far and I'm happy to read your thoughts about this!
You can convert the DSLR to Cineform AVI which which up samples the color to 4 2 2 and gets you out of Quicktime. That might be something you want to look at. As for the media drive, a Raid 0 can handle both that media and cache files fine. If you use a individual drive then a SSD for cache is good. The Crucial M500 960GB drives are $560+ each and would run both media and cache if you go that route. Those are the simplest methods to handle the work/cache drive setup.
But I didn't find info about the conversion prozess untill now. Looks like nobody does it.
So which program to use for converting the *.MOV into ?*.AVI?. I think this conversion cost time, right. Is it worth to convert all the material and start post production after that. In detail, does the conversion bring such a big time effort in post production?
Thanks also for the hardware advices.
thx for the help.
After all I ended with this configuration:
1 SSD Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD128
1 SSD Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD256
10 HDD Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC000 (2x3 - RAID 50 + 2 Hot-Spare, 2 in DS213+ NAS)
1 RAID Controller Areca ARC-1264IL 12 Ports
1 NAS Synology DS213+
1 Motherboard Asus P9X79-E WS
1 CPU Intel I7 4930K
1 PSU Corsair RM850 ATX
1 CPU-Cooler Noctua NH-D14
1 Case Lian Li PC-A79B (black)
1 RAM Kingston HyperX 16GB CL9 1600
1 GPU MSI N760 4GG/DDR5 ("silent")
1 BR-Disc LG BH16NS40
1 APC Smart-UPS C 1500VA
1 Display LG IPS235P (+ DELL U2711)
1 Roccat Savu
1 Keyboard Logitech K740
Tell me your thoughts about this!
Instead of using 2x3 R50 + 2 HS, have you considered 1x6 R5 + 2 HS or 1x7 R6 + 1 HS? Those give better performance and more space. First next step would be to increase memory to 32 GB.