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  • Sat, May 3 2014 10:22 AM

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    Media Composer 5.5.4 w/DnxCel: hardware upgrade

    Hello everyone,

    My workstation specs:

    WIN 7 SP1

    ADRENALINE w/DNxCel MC 5.5.4

    Case CM Silencio 550

    M/B asrock z68 pro3 gen3

    CPU i3 21000 3.1 ghz

    ram 16GB corsair vengeance Lp

    SSD 120 Corsair force gt (OS)

    HDD Caviar Blue 1gb

    Video Card GeForce GTX 650 2 GB

    PSU (generic) 500W

    I would like to make some upgrades. Adrenaline does not playback a 1080p project via DVI(HDMI) at full resolution. It only playbacks with yellow/green resolution, or I have to set downconversion in video output and playback through component.

    I would like to buy:

    CPU: i7 3770 or Xeon 1240v2

    VIDEO CARD: Nvidia Quadro 2000 or fx3800

    PSU 550/650 watt modular (Corsair or thermaltake or Seasonic..)

    8/16 GB Ram

    My doubt is about buyng CPU or GPU first to let Avid playbacks FULL HD at max resoultion. I also don't know if buy a i7 3rd Gen or change my motherrboard and upgrade to 1150 socket with i7 4770 or Xeon 1240v3 CPU.

    Does Hashwell work fine with MC 5.5.4 and adrenaline BOX?

    Thank you all.

     

     

    Custom PC: MC 5.5.4 | Adrenaline DNxCel| Cooler Master Silencio 550 | Motherboard AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 | Intel i3 2100 3.1Ghz | Ram 16GB Corsair VengeanceLp... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, May 3 2014 12:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 5.5.4 w/DnxCel: hardware upgrade

    There are many reported issues with using the DVI output on an Adrenaline to feed a monitor.

    Until my Adrenaline was retired I used the component output to feed a Panasonic plasma, as that would not work with the DVI output even though the monitor supported the format and frame rate.

    The Adrenaline will only output full res with media using DNxHD codecs, and even then nearly all fx CC etc need to be rendered.

    This is because the codec decode is achieved in the Adrenaline unit itself, and thus will not be helped by upgrading the GPU or CPU.

     

     

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  • Sat, May 3 2014 1:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 5.5.4 w/DnxCel: hardware upgrade

    thank you, I understand.

    A part this, what would you buy first to improve performance?

     

    Custom PC: MC 5.5.4 | Adrenaline DNxCel| Cooler Master Silencio 550 | Motherboard AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 | Intel i3 2100 3.1Ghz | Ram 16GB Corsair VengeanceLp... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, May 3 2014 1:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 5.5.4 w/DnxCel: hardware upgrade

    Coming from mac side, I cannot help on CPU recommendations, but an Aja i/o like the express or Kona card was a huge improvement over the Adrenaline box strangled by a firewire 400 cable.

     

    Symphony 7.06 OS 10.9.5 QT 7.6.3 Mac Pro 2x2.66 6-core 32GB Ram Aja Kona 3. MC 7.0.6 OS 10.9.5 Mac Pro 5.1 2x2.97 6-core 14GB ram Aja I/O express, Apple... [view my complete system specs]
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