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Rafael Metz
4k Sony F55 RAW - Editing system upgrade
on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:13:39 pm

Hello all,

I´ve no idea where to post this post - so I choose AVID.

Right now we use a mid 2010 MacPro with BMD Extreme 3D and a Sonnet Raid (esata).

For our daily HD work it´s working fine but our Sonnet Raid is a) not the fastest b) has some technical issues. We use MC 6 and 7.

We´ve been looking for a RAID upgrade for a while but the market seems to move heavily to Thunderbolt which our MacPro does not have.
A new (thunderbolt 2) RAID - we´re looking at Promise Pegasus2 R6 - will recommend a new machine as well.

We´ll have to deal with footage of Sony F5/55 - HD, 2k and 4k.

Having read some benchmark tests we´re not sure about a MacPro (quad or 6-core) - maybe the new iMac Retina i7 with AMD R9 295X 4GB could do the work, too. With many single 32bit/64bit processes the iMac i7 beats any MacPro most times:

http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks



Do you guys have experiences that you could share?


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Shane Ross
Re: 4k Sony F55 RAW - Editing system upgrade
on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:33:55 pm

I wasn't editing 4K, but this drive sure is fast enough. Thunderbay 4. Thunderbolt 2 connections...

http://lfhd.net/2014/09/15/thunderbay-4-review/

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Bill Ravens
Re: 4k Sony F55 RAW - Editing system upgrade
on Oct 18, 2014 at 3:48:01 am

I'm processing 4k footage from my F5 on a MacBook Pro retina. It works really nicely with Thunderbolt II feeding a Highpoint Rocketsor/SATA RAID system. Thru put is about 500MB/s write speed, which is plenty for 4K, 10 bit.I'm also writing to a Samsung 1 TB SSD, via Thunderbolt, for the ultimate in thruput. Both systems work really well.



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Rafael Metz
Re: 4k Sony F55 RAW - Editing system upgrade
on Oct 18, 2014 at 8:33:55 pm

Thanks, guys!
Which codec is the 4k? XAVC or even RAW?


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