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canwal brar
tapeless editing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:09:12 pm

Hello, I am using mid 2010 8 core mac ATI Radeon HD 5770 6gb RAM, as an edit machine with no edit hardware.

One of the reasons for not using edit hardware is that use compact flash cards as my video source so there is hardly any need for capturing hardware... but I still encounter bottlenecks while editing, Long rendering times, becomes hard to edit when more than 6 editing layers.

What edit hardware should i go for as in this case of tapeless editing ? matrox or blackmagic or AJA KONA which gets me rid off these bottlenecks.

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Phil Balsdon
Re: tapeless editing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:31:17 pm

What are using for a Scratch drive?

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canwal brar
Re: tapeless editing
on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:12:40 am

Its RAID 4

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Steve Eisen
Re: tapeless editing
on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:41:36 pm

Bottlenecks and long rendering can be avoided by using the correct editing workflow. Not excluding FCP friendly codecs and 7200rpm hard drives (FW 800 minimum, RAID recommended).

Using hardware based capture i/o devices are not only great capturing devices but are also very good at monitoring the output of your timeline. With that in mind, I can't say that any of the i/o devices will eliminate your bottlenecks.

Following this great tutorial so wonderfully supplied by Shane Ross may help eliminate your bottlenecks.
http://library.creativecow.net/ross_shane/tapeless-workflow_fcp-7/1

Adding an eSata card into your PCIe slot and adding a RAID 5 can also help.

Matrox just introduced the Matrox Majito Max card. It offers a lot of bang for the buck.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Thomas Morter-Laing
Re: tapeless editing
on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:49:14 am

Just out of interest, isnt RAID 0 technically much faster? RAID 5 just offers redundancy (which is obviously important for some, but just wondering).

:D
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