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lars hansen
GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 8, 2015 at 12:42:37 am

I recently built a new computer with a Asus x99 motherboard, 6 core Intel, 16g ram but have been running an old GTX 460 GPU (couldn’t afford new at the time). While compatible with SVP 13, the older GPU's limitations are showing, especially as I have just purchased a Panasonic GH4 camera and I’m interested in using its 4k capabilities on the edit side, but will mostly output 1080 material. My plan is to start using both Resolve and SVP.

So my question is: can anyone recommend a new GPU and monitor to complement (i.e. is compatible with...) this hard and software configuration? The new monitor would be primarily for color correction/grading, 24 to 27” in size, and would work alongside two other monitors. Would prefer a monitor with greater than 1920x1080 (e.g. 2560x1440), but color specs are most important and 4k is not important. I’m an amateur so cost is always a big consideration. :)

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

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Jorge Talamantes
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 8, 2015 at 6:24:51 am

for sony vegas i would recommend the ati amd radeon 290x, if budget is priority you can look for a saphire 290x on ebay for about 200-250 usd

newer nvida graphics cards arquitectures like kepler and maxwell dont get along very well with sony vegas, i personally have a quadro k600 and sony vegas doesnt make use of it. my gpu usage is about 8%

for the monitor you can look for a dell ultra sharp series, like the Dell U2412M wich are around 200 usd and have very decent color acuracy


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Jorge Talamantes
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 8, 2015 at 6:47:59 am

forgot to tell you if color reproduction is priority check the dell ultra shap u2413 is part of dell premier color monitors and you will find it for 300-400 usd on ebay amazon or newegg


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Bob Peterson
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 8, 2015 at 11:47:38 am

Look at Asus. Based on John Rofrano's recommendation, I bought a Asus PA246Q which has a 1920x1200 resolution, and which has performed very well for me. The price is also very reasonable. I'm sure that Asus has more advanced monitors by now if you need something more than the 246.


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John Rofrano
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:50:40 am

[Bob Peterson] "I bought a Asus PA246Q which has a 1920x1200 resolution, and which has performed very well for me."
+1

I bought 2 x Asus PA246Q's and I love 'em. They're now connected to my Mac Pro via DisplayPort to my Radeon HD 7950 and they perform great.

~jr

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Aaron Star
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 8, 2015 at 3:16:56 pm

Most monitor companies produce a "Wide Gamut" monitor. These monitors also tend to support 10-bit colors, which is useful if you are shooting 10-bit codecs. The simplest spec to look for is the percentage of color accuracy of the SRGB or Adobe 1998 RGB, this is for general HD work.

I would look at Dell Ultra Sharp or Viewsonic.

For GPU I would go with the R9-290x, as the 290x is the same core chip as the workstation w9100. Make sure to use the highest possible video interface on the card, generally the display port. This will assure make sure your video modes are not limited due to cable interface standards.


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lars hansen
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:25:35 am

Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions! A couple more clarifying questions…

I have been leaning heavily to the R9 290x GPU and it seems the consensus here is similar. My main interest is in being able to preview video seamlessly and in as much detail as possible on the timeline. Based on other comments I’ve seen on CC AMD cards appear to be best for this in SVP. I’m wondering about Resolve though, will this card be suitable for it? Also, are there any manafacturers of these cards I should avoid?

On the monitor front I’m leaning to the Asus, though the Dell Ultra Sharp (U2413) also seems to have good ratings and specs. I currently use a Dell U2410 and have never been very happy with the color despite many attempts to calibrate it. Again, based on various blogs on the web, it seems this model had some inherent issues so maybe I was unlucky… So I’m a little leery of the Dells. Any preferences around ease of calibration between the two?

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John Rofrano
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:47:17 am

[lars hansen] "I’m wondering about Resolve though, will this card be suitable for it?"
According to AMD, Resolve 11 was designed to work with up to five high-end AMD FirePro W9100 GPUs so it should work great with the R9 290x which, I believe, is based on the same chipset.
[lars hansen] "I currently use a Dell U2410 and have never been very happy with the color despite many attempts to calibrate it."
I hate the Dell UltraSharp monitor that I'm forced to use at work. The ASUS comes pre-calibrated from the factory and they give you the paper calibration report so that you can see it for yourself. IMHO there is no comparison between the ASUS and Dell. Get the ASUS!

~jr

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Don Cobble
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 11, 2015 at 7:58:20 pm

I am thinking to get an R9 290x. but I have a question. If I do about 40% of my work on Pre Pro CS6 and 60% on vegas 13 am I going to see a substantial drop in Pre Pro by leaving Nvidia CUDA? I am thinking to do this on my #2 computer specs below.
Thank You

PC 1
I7 2.8 Ghz 8GB Ram
Win 7 Pro 64bit OS
PNY Quadro 4000
PC 2
I7 3930K 3.2Ghz
32 GB Ram
Win 7 Pro 64bit OS
PNY Quadro K2000

3-4 TB HD
Vegas 13 & Adobe Production Premium CS6 & Avid Media Composer 5.5 -Edius 7.5 Pro

Camera
Sony EX1 shoot in 1920x1080 30P


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John Rofrano
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 12, 2015 at 4:47:06 am

[Don Cobble] "am I going to see a substantial drop in Pre Pro by leaving Nvidia CUDA?"
Probably. You should ask this on the Adobe Premiere Pro forum though to be sure. I believe Adobe requires CUDA for GPU acceleration.

~jr

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Don Cobble
Re: GPU & Affordable Monitor for SVP 13 and Resolve 12
on Jun 12, 2015 at 6:14:14 am

Thank You John

PC 1
I7 2.8 Ghz 8GB Ram
Win 7 Pro 64bit OS
PNY Quadro 4000
PC 2
I7 3930K 3.2Ghz
32 GB Ram
Win 7 Pro 64bit OS
PNY Quadro K2000

3-4 TB HD
Vegas 13 & Adobe Production Premium CS6 & Avid Media Composer 5.5 -Edius 7.5 Pro

Camera
Sony EX1 shoot in 1920x1080 30P


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