Hello, I want to build a new computer which I will use for color grading 4K RAW material (mostly with using DaVinci). I would like a little help with the hardware. Can I keep some components from my old computer so I can run smoothly 4K?
My budget is 4.000 euros or 4.366 U.S. dollars. Thank you!
My computer specs now are:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM: 16,0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H (Intel Core i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz)
Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (I know i need Quadro card for 10bit)
Internal hard Disks: 1863GB Western Digital WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0 ATA Device (SATA)
232GB Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device (SSD)
External hard Disks: 2794GB Western Digital WD Elements
2794GB Western Digital WD Elements
7452GB LaCie P9237
1-for a moderate price, you can get 10 bit video processing with a 10 series GTX card
2-the best way to get the thruput datarate needed to playback 4K, realtime, is to use a motherboard with Thunderbolt II or III.
You don't need a Quadro but you will need a GPU with lots of memory to actually do anything in Resolve. You can't do anything with 4K footage with 2 gigs of VRAM. I would recommend a GTX 1080 which is fairly cheap and pretty powerful.
Also a 10 bit viewer in the software doesn't matter because you should be using a Blackmagic I/O device (like a Mini Monitor) for monitoring.
[Dimitris Panagopoulos]" if i want to work with 4K RAW uncompressed 10bit i need a quadro"
Resolve would be the outstanding exception to this widespread perception. If you are monitoring operations within the UI, there are a number of applications that require the GPU to support 10-bit output. Resolve's managed color output is implemented through display hardware -- they have a number of qualified products, on-board, and outboard, starting with their Decklink line. There are some limited options for using the UI preview as a pseudo-grade reference -- it takes extreme care and no small expense to set this up (calibrate and configure) to make this viable.
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