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Herb Sevush
Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 2:29:45 pm

RedShark News article testing a 6 core, D500, 64gig Tube with Resolve. Tests include adding nodes of blur for real time playback as well as rendering speeds using various codecs and frame sizes.

http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/1450-testing-resolve-on-the-new...

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:32:49 pm

Relevant takeaway from the article:

"Just a cautionary note: if you're offended by the sight of models in underwear, turn away now."


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Herb Sevush
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:47:14 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "Relevant takeaway from the article:"

When I'm not totally disagreeing with you, you do make me laugh.

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Andre van Berlo
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:56:26 pm

I wasn't going to read the article as I don't use resolve (yet) but your comment made me change my mind :-)


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:59:10 pm

In all seriousness, this little Mac seems to pack quite a little performance punch.

I am looking forward to getting them in house.

Jeremy


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Herb Sevush
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:03:35 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "In all seriousness, this little Mac seems to pack quite a little performance punch."

Yes, I was very impressed that this test was conducted with the 6 Core twin 500D GPU model. Would love to know what kind of difference the 700s would have with the Red footage.

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Tom Sefton
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 6:02:02 pm

Was there a computer in this video?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 6:12:35 pm

[Herb Sevush] "Would love to know what kind of difference the 700s would have with the Red footage."

Me too.

I also think we have to be realistic. Debayer/Decode/Scale 6k RAW footage is going to take some power.

If a Thunderbolted RedRocketX card helps with that, how bad can it be?

Jeremy


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Herb Sevush
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 6:25:24 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "I also think we have to be realistic. Debayer/Decode/Scale 6k RAW footage is going to take some power.If a Thunderbolted RedRocketX card helps with that, how bad can it be?"

My curiosity about the 700s was to get an idea of it's comparative power. I don't have any need for Dragon footage now or in my near future and I agree that if your have that need, getting a RedRocket card is not to much to expect.

For my needs I was thinking about ordering the exact model that was tested, 6 core 500D, and I'm just trying to figure out what I would really be giving up by not going for the 700s. A friend once told me that the 3 most expensive words in the English language were "might as well" and I'm trying not to might-as-well myself into more than I really need.

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Andre van Berlo
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 7:26:41 pm

"A friend once told me that the 3 most expensive words in the English language were "might as well" and I'm trying not to might-as-well myself into more than I really need."

amen to that!


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:18:20 pm

[Herb Sevush] "For my needs I was thinking about ordering the exact model that was tested, 6 core 500D, and I'm just trying to figure out what I would really be giving up by not going for the 700s. A friend once told me that the 3 most expensive words in the English language were "might as well" and I'm trying not to might-as-well myself into more than I really need."

I see.

Well, if that video is any clue, it looks to be a damn fine machine. I don't remember the last time I needed 18 nodes of blur to play in real time, but maybe I will now that I can!


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Chris Kenny
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 8, 2014 at 2:19:09 am

[Herb Sevush] "Yes, I was very impressed that this test was conducted with the 6 Core twin 500D GPU model. Would love to know what kind of difference the 700s would have with the Red footage."

Not much right now. Red doesn't support GPU-accellerated decoding in their SDK yet, so it's not available to third-party apps like Resolve. It's pretty awkward to work with 5K Epic material (let alone 6K Dragon footage) in Resolve right now without a Rocket — you'll drop below real-time at anything more than quarter res, even with a 12c/D700 machine.

4K raw F55 footage, on the other hand, plays back like butter on a 12c/D700 system, with a full-res high-quality decode, which is a nice illustration of what's possible. It's kind of nuts that these sort of workflow problems continue to plague Red after all these years.

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Article testing MacPro tube with Resolve
on Feb 8, 2014 at 2:21:05 am

[Chris Kenny] "4K raw F55 footage, on the other hand, plays back like butter on a 12c/D700 system,"

What about an 8 core D700? :)

I am so f8cking confused on which machine to get.


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