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simon robbrecht
MACPRO upgrade - which tweaks to run RED project
on Feb 18, 2009 at 1:16:14 pm

Hi,

We are considering to upgrade a MacPro in our facility in order to edit a project with lots of RED footage:

The current system is a 2 x 2.66 Mhz Dual Core with 4 x 512 MB RAM and a Decklink SD card. We have 1.36 TB internal storage.


First question: RAM. How much? How much do we need, how much is overkill? And where to buy it? The only seller that comes to mind for the moment is crucial.com; any good?

Second: Storage. We need tons of it. What is the best way to go: external or internal? We would like a mirrored RAID setup for maximum redundancy. what is the most cost-effective solution? And again, which manufacturer and or seller?

Third: which HD videocard?

Any tips, shared experiences or helpful links for resources are much appreciated!
Thank you very much for your help!

simon


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Noah Kadner
Re: MACPRO upgrade - which tweaks to run RED project
on Feb 18, 2009 at 3:33:06 pm

AJA Kona 3. 3+ GB RAM. G-Tech or CaDigit RAID.

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Russell Lasson
Re: MACPRO upgrade - which tweaks to run RED project
on Feb 18, 2009 at 4:17:17 pm

[Noah Kadner] "AJA Kona 3. 3+ GB RAM. G-Tech or CaDigit RAID. "

That sounds about right to me.

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Uli Plank
Re: MACPRO upgrade - which tweaks to run RED project
on Feb 18, 2009 at 6:07:42 pm

2 GB RAM per core minimum for fast conversions in RR or Clipfinder.

Uli

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Mike Most
Re: MACPRO upgrade - which tweaks to run RED project
on Feb 22, 2009 at 6:01:19 pm

And your budget is..??


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simon robbrecht
Re: MACPRO upgrade - which tweaks to run RED project
on Feb 26, 2009 at 2:37:10 pm

unlimited



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Uli Plank
Re: MACPRO upgrade - which tweaks to run RED project
on Feb 26, 2009 at 7:20:18 pm

Then get more than one for rendering…


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