Can't speak to 4k editing, but I think it goes:
CPU Processor Speed > Number of Cores > RAM > GPU (at least 2GB of DDR5)
All of the above.
The Titan have 12GB GPU so this part will be ok. I think for the components I have made my desition and take the:
- Intel7 5960x
- a new motherboard Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1
- Samsung MZ-V5P512BW 950 Pro NVMe 512GB Solid State Drive
- 64GB Ram 2400MH (I know the Chip support just 2133)
- in the future more Samsung MZ-V5P512BW 950 Pro NVMe 512GB Solid State Drive
- OS on a SSD 840 512MB
Here the next question....
Is it better to direct for every work in the settings of Premiere Pro Project to a single SSD? Or wich combination will work best? This is a part of I´m not sure.
For better understanding:
Media Files => 1xSamsung MZ-V5P512BW 950 Pro NVMe 512GB Solid State Drive
Scratch Files => 1xSamsung MZ-V5P512BW 950 Pro NVMe 512GB Solid State Drive
Rendering Files => 1xSamsung MZ-V5P512BW 950 Pro NVMe 512GB Solid State Drive
Or is it inaf to put them all in one Samsung MZ-V5P512BW 950 Pro NVMe 512GB Solid State Drive? I just want get sure that nothing in 4K will wobble again.
Thanks in advance
32gb (4x8gb) of ram should be enough, and if you need more later you can add another 4 sticks. if you have other software that needs the 64gb or just want to have multiple video programs open at once then 64gb is better.
as long as you have enough storage capacity on the samsung 950 pro, it will handle all tasks.
Hi Ronin, thanks for your answer.
I work a lot with After effects,too. So I think invest in 64GB and later in 128GB Ram is a good future security. But today I hear that Intel plans new Chips, 1 with 10 Core, a new one with 8 core and 2 with 6 Core. The new 8 Core will cost 1000 Dollar so I think that the 5960x will go cheaper. Hope they bring it fast out .
I have order now the Samsung 950 pro and will test it with my System and what does it change with the 4K footage. Have one of you the 950pro installed and can tell more?
the new cpu's are broadwell-E, they might still be a few months out. the regular desktop version of broadwell (non-extreme) had troubles and was mostly skipped by intel. they released a haswell refresh and then went to skylake. the few broadwell chips that did come out showed pretty good performance improvement over haswell, so perhaps we might see the same in broadwell-e. if you want a 5960x, there might be some sales to reduce inventory before broadwell-e is released, or people selling used to get into the new broadwell-e...
the samsung 950 pro is a few times faster in both speed and lower latency vs a sata ssd. i see the main benefit of the samsung 950 pro as using one drive for both media and disk cache/previews. with small bitrate codec's, a regular sata ssd should be fine. very high bitrate like raw footage that may actually need the samsung 950 pro would only fit a few minutes on the small 512gb drive.
I use to record footage the Atomos Assassin with a Panasonic GH4R. If I use the intern GH4 recorder the codec is comprimized, right? The Atomos record uncomprimized and how I read in the forum is that better for the work flow. But The footage are soooo big.. 30sec round about 4-6GB and I have the feeling that Premiere Pro have more to work with it than the GH4 footage.
Wich codec will be the best in this case?
if the final video is only being uploaded to youtube, then it won't make alot of difference as youtube compression will ruin alot of the quality of the video. if you want it for other purpose or just to have higher quality master, the atomos using prores or dnxhr will be better quality.
the prores and dnxhr codecs are also edit friendly, they are made for working with in a computer in a NLE. mp4/h264 is made for playback in devices with special h264 hardware decoding chips. so mp4/h264 can be much more difficult for the cpu to work with and edit in premiere. adobe doesn't support gpu decode/encode yet, otherwise it would be easy to work with mp4/h264 4k footage on an average 4 core cpu.
Mhh, Adobe support means that ProRes doesn´t work on Windows PC. Or do I understand here something wrong? If I record only in the GH4 than I use the .MOV format in 4K
by default, prores can only be read in windows with adobe software. to write prores will take extra plugins or stand alone encoders.
Okay, here an update:
Today I installed my new Samsung 950 Pro 512gb AND WHAT CAN i SAY....
It works and is soooo fast! I have copy the same project files from the SSD 840 EVO as workplace to the new SSD 950 Pro and before it was not possible to work in1/8 view!. It was wobble and stock and slow.
NOW I can work in Full view without any wobble! No frames are loose. I´m so happy now . Now I can use the full power of my pc and the next step is to add a second one (on this motherboard I have only 4 pci places and 2 are for my Titan X) for bigger project files.
So now I have time to wait of Intels new broadwell e chips and look than what update I will do.