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Johnnie Caraballo
Fist time user of Intensity Pro
on Jun 8, 2009 at 2:15:08 am

Hello,
This is my first time using BM Intensity Pro. Prior to tonight all I used was FW400 & iMovie/iDVD.

I have now upgraded to Final Cut Studio with a BM Intensity Pro Capture Card and Three 1TB Hard Drives (7200 RPM with 32MB cache) - Striped as a RAID set to create ONE 2.7 TB HD for Video Storage.

I have a few questions that I would like some help with.
I would like to capture at the highest video quality possible.

I'm worried that Hard Drives wont be able to handle the capture speed or file size?

I ran the BM Disk Speed Test. I'm just not sure what all these numbers mean?
Can someone please explain to me what the following information is telling me?
Do the results mean that I'm good to go with uncompressed HDV via HDMI?

The first is my OEM Mac Hard Drive. The second is my 3TB RAID set.

Blackmagic Disk Speed Test Results

Date: 2009-06-07 22:10:23 -0400
Mac OS X Version: 10.5.7
Physical Memory: 2047 MB
QuickTime Version: 7.6.2
Read Speed: 62.5 MB/s
Write Speed: 60.9 MB/s
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Blackmagic Disk Speed Test Results

Date: 2009-06-07 22:13:26 -0400
Mac OS X Version: 10.5.7
Physical Memory: 2047 MB
QuickTime Version: 7.6.2
Read Speed: 314.9 MB/s
Write Speed: 310.0 MB/s
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Mac Pro 8 Core 3.0 w/BM Intensity Pro, 30" Apple Cinema Display & Final Cut Studio 2


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Brian Nichols
Re: First time user of Intensity Pro
on Jun 9, 2009 at 2:25:17 pm

your RAID will be too slow for 1080p and right on the bleeding edge for 720p but no problems for any SD images. You need a minimum of 4 drives for HD so get an external solution with a really good controller card. check out http://www.caldigit.com HD Element or http://www.g-technology.com G-Speed eS.


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