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David Hansen
cores and speed
on Jan 24, 2012 at 9:55:20 pm

Haven't found a recent, recent post on this - apologies if it's buried elsewhere.

Going to be working on RED 4K Raw files in AE 5.5 (some visual FX) and it's time for a new machine.

Budgetarily speaking, I'm looking between 4 cores at 3.2ghz or 8 cores at 2.4ghz with 32gigs of RAM. Documentation from the RED plugin calls for a minimum of a 3.0ghz quad core. Does the 8 core trump this, or come in with a tradeoff being a slower clock speed?

I understand it probably depends on what I'm doing, but we're talking manageable layered comps, rotoscoping, etc.

Thanks for the help. I'm new to RED footage.

Dave



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Noah Kadner
Re: cores and speed
on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:05:05 am

Have you considered a RED Rocket Card instead? That will make even a modest system rock the house on RED footage...

Noah

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David Hansen
Re: cores and speed
on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:22:32 am

I suppose if I was making a dedicated migration to RED footage that would be ideal, but it's hard to justify that singular cost for a sideways foray into one job. It's a convergence of things (mostly hardware failures) that require I do a system upgrade. The RED job just tipped the hat.



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Tony Segreto
Re: cores and speed
on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:00:24 pm

Right now I am using an 8 core system at 2.8 ghz. Honestly the more cores will speed up your renders/encodes much more than a 4 core system will. The footage may not buffer as quickly or scrub as quickly, but the time you save during rendering and transcoding is definitely better in my book.

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Brandon Morris
Re: cores and speed
on Feb 23, 2012 at 2:01:55 am

Will RedCine use all 12 cores or all 64GB RAM? It doesn't seem to be using them all.

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