I'm going to build a new workstation, capable of good 4K editing. After 10 years spent with FCP7 and HD productions (RED stuff, but HD workflow), I have to switch to 4K. I've already decided to move on Premiere CC, since I really don't like FCPX. I read many things about Adobe app and I know someone had problems and issues, but I think it's pretty usual with high-end workstation: you need to work hard to fix and tune every little things.
My question is more about hardware. I think about a fully equipped MacPro (12 cores, 64GB ram, dual AMD D700) and a Dell UP2414Q or NEC EA244UHD display for 4K monitoring.
So, to have a smooth 4K playback in Premiere CC, what do you suggest? A Red Rocket card? A Blackmagic or Aja dedicated 4K device? Or just the HDMI or Thunderbolt 4K port of MacPro?
I think perhaps the intended meaning was that a BMD or AJA I/O device wouldn't add any capability, and I think the caution was that the Red Rocket only works with Red footage…it has no effect on any other format you would use.
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