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Brandon Morris
Red Rocket and RedCine performances with Adobe and FCP and Davinci
on Feb 23, 2012 at 2:36:29 pm

We have a 12-core 2011 Mac Pro with 64GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5770, and 4 7200 RPM hard drives.
We also have an 8-core 2008 Mac Pro with 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 2600, and 4 7200 RPM hard drives.
We use Red Scarlet & Epic footage with RedCine X Pro, FCP, Premiere, After Effects, and Davinci Resolve.

Does a Red Rocket card improve GPU performance for Visual FX with FCP, AE, PR, and Davinci?
I know it helps read 4k and transcode faster.
Would it be able to use the Premiere's Mercury engine, AE's Open GL, and Davinci's CUDA support with RR?
Or would it be necessary to buy a different graphics card as well for working since PR and Resolve prefer Nvidia cards?

We use hard drive 1 for OS only, drives 2-3 for project files, drive 4 for rendering and cache files.
Would this work well? How would a RAID 0 drive work in a similar instance and how would that be setup correctly?

What are the best preference settings for the above programs?

How can I make RedCine use all 12-cores or all my RAM? And how do I use dual monitors with RedCine?

Brandon Morris
Co-owner/Creative Director
http://www.fugostudios.com

RED Scarlet, Canon T2i, Panasonic HPX-170
Nikon Primes
Mac Pro 12-core 64GB RAM (2011)
Mac Pro 8-core 12GB RAM (2008)
Mac Pro 4-core 8GB RAM (2006)
13" Macbook Pro (Mid 09) 8GB RAM Lion


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