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Jan von Bayern
Cheap solution for 10bit ProResHQ for 2008 Mac Pro
on Nov 13, 2014 at 7:45:01 pm

Hi everybody,
what's the best (and cheap) solution to work with ProResHQ footage from my Odyssey 7Q on my 2008 Mac Pro?
I have the OS on an SSD now but I need a solution for where to put the footage and is the location of the scratch an issue?
I work with DaVinci and and Premiere Pro.
I want only invest little since I'm saving up for a new MacPro.

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Mac Pro (Early 2008)
2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
16 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
System SSD
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2048 MB


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Cheap solution for 10bit ProResHQ for 2008 Mac Pro
on Nov 13, 2014 at 8:43:54 pm

You're going to want a Thunderbolt RAID when you get your new Mac, so why not just put two SATA drives in your old Mac and stripe them for now as an inexpensive interim solution?

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions


David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.


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Jan von Bayern
Re: Cheap solution for 10bit ProResHQ for 2008 Mac Pro
on Nov 13, 2014 at 10:53:35 pm

Cool that's what I thought. Thank you.
Do you know the data speed I could achieve with this config?


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Cheap solution for 10bit ProResHQ for 2008 Mac Pro
on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:22:00 pm
Last Edited By David Roth Weiss on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:33:34 pm

[Jan von Bayern] "Do you know the data speed I could achieve with this config?"

I can tell you precisely as I just did the same in my older Mac - the two new Toshiba 3Tb drives I tested using the AJA System Test yielded Write speeds of 368MB/s and Read speeds of 345MB/s. The newer SATA drives are a tad faster than comparable older hard drives.

Update: after running the test several more times and changing the parameters a bit I got even better numbers - Write speeds of 385MB/s and Read speeds of 374MB/s.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions


David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.


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Jan von Bayern
Re: Cheap solution for 10bit ProResHQ for 2008 Mac Pro
on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24:08 pm

Wow, sweet! I'm off to Melrose Mac now :-)

Thanks


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