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  • Thu, May 2 2019 9:01 AM

    • buf1986
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    Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    Hello, I am thinking to make a new pc build for Avid Media Composer.

    I was looking to a system based on the i9 9900k platform, a solid z390 mobo with thunderbolt 3, 1tb of nvme storage and 32 gb of ddr4 3200mhz ram. I have a big doubt about the gpu side.

    I really can't figure out if I have to take a quadro p4000 for example, I was undecided between the rtx 2080 and the new radeon 7 because of the 16 gb hbm memory, then I read about avid supporting only the pro gpu like quadro or amd radeon pro.

    Does Media Composer support some kind of gpu acceleration for the consumer cards?If it doesn't and I get a quadro the difference in performace will be worth the extra money?

    Thanks a lot

     

    David

  • Thu, May 2 2019 10:05 AM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    If you want official support from Avid you have to follow the official list of supported and validated cards. If you are using something like Resolve as well, some of the high performance GeForce cards may be attractive on a cost/performance basis.

    Dell Display U2713HM(2560x1440), AMD FX8350 8core, AMD 990FX mobo, 32gig-DDR3-1600, Quadro K620/GTX260/core 216, Audigy2zs, 1TB SSD system drive, 2TB SATA... [view my complete system specs]

    Using MC 8.4. Avid FX6.4, Vegas Pro 15/ DVD Architect 6pro, DVDit6.4proHD, CCE Basic, TmpGe Express4, TmpGe Authoring Works 4, DVDLab-Studio. Sony EX-1R, Canon XH-A1, GL2, GL1, Canon EOS 60D

  • Sat, May 4 2019 1:34 PM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    buf1986:

    Does Media Composer support some kind of gpu acceleration for the consumer cards?If it doesn't and I get a quadro the difference in performace will be worth the extra money?

    Short answer to both questions: no. A Quadro card will work out of the box, a gaming card will require some tweaking.

    Symphony 2018.12.3, BM Intensity Pro 4k, Windows 10, i7-5930K, 32 GB ram, Quadro K620 [view my complete system specs]

    peace luca

  • Sat, May 4 2019 1:41 PM In reply to

    • buf1986
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    That’s why I got from my reaserch. Funny thing is that on the hp z workstation website they recommend the rtx 2080 when you select media composer as your editing program.They clearly say that the rtx 2080 is one of the best value gpu for media composer.  The hp z workstation are in the avid qualified hardware list. This whole thing is really confusing.

  • Sat, May 4 2019 1:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    PS I'd get a lower end Quadro card and use the savings to increase the RAM.

    Symphony 2018.12.3, BM Intensity Pro 4k, Windows 10, i7-5930K, 32 GB ram, Quadro K620 [view my complete system specs]

    peace luca

  • Sat, May 4 2019 2:31 PM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    luca.mg:

    PS I'd get a lower end Quadro card and use the savings to increase the RAM.

    I think this really depends on whether you intend to just use MC or not.

    Many editors keep a copy of Davinci Resolve as a sort of Swiss army knife for handling file formats that Avid struggles with importing/linking to.

    In this case, a RTX 2080 will definitely give Resolve more bang-for-the-buck.

    HP Z800, HP G3 Studio, SonnetFusion RAID, Mojo DX, Symphony 2018.9, JVC DTV1910 HD tube monitor, HP Dreamcolor, Avid Artist Color [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, May 4 2019 2:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    Resolve works flawlessly as a swiss army knife with my underpowered Quadro K620, if the main software is MC more bang for the bucks with Resolve is not the object.

    Symphony 2018.12.3, BM Intensity Pro 4k, Windows 10, i7-5930K, 32 GB ram, Quadro K620 [view my complete system specs]

    peace luca

  • Sat, May 4 2019 3:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    luca.mg:

    Resolve works flawlessly as a swiss army knife with my underpowered Quadro K620, if the main software is MC more bang for the bucks with Resolve is not the object.

    It might be a problem if you're relying on Resolve to debayer hours of 6K RAW rushes to Avid OP Atom files.

    I haven't tried using a K620 with Resolve, but with only 2GB of onboard memory you're likely to be getting the dreaded 'out of memory' problems.

    If it does manage to work it's likely to take many more hours than a more powerful card like the 2080 - and you can't start editing until you have the material transcoded.

    Of course the best way would be to have enough memory and a fast graphics card!

    HP Z800, HP G3 Studio, SonnetFusion RAID, Mojo DX, Symphony 2018.9, JVC DTV1910 HD tube monitor, HP Dreamcolor, Avid Artist Color [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, May 4 2019 3:26 PM In reply to

    • buf1986
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    Thanks for all the answers guys? I'm still undecided by the way. I don't know how many benefits quadro brings to the table. With the same budget of an rtx 2080 I can get a quadro p4000 8gb or a radeon 7. I'm leaning towards the consumer segment, I think that overall the value will be better

  • Sun, May 5 2019 10:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    I would avoid the K620. Either the $450 Quadro or the GeForce. You really need the 4Gig memory.

    This argument has endured at least 12 years. Again, if you are comfortable trying various drivers, swapping cards, and accepting diminished official support, a GeForce would give you more oomph for dollar.

    If you push hard deadlines, rely on a single machine, and like not to tinker with the hardware, go with the 4Gig Quadro.

    My 2cents.

    Dell Display U2713HM(2560x1440), AMD FX8350 8core, AMD 990FX mobo, 32gig-DDR3-1600, Quadro K620/GTX260/core 216, Audigy2zs, 1TB SSD system drive, 2TB SATA... [view my complete system specs]

    Using MC 8.4. Avid FX6.4, Vegas Pro 15/ DVD Architect 6pro, DVDit6.4proHD, CCE Basic, TmpGe Express4, TmpGe Authoring Works 4, DVDLab-Studio. Sony EX-1R, Canon XH-A1, GL2, GL1, Canon EOS 60D

  • Mon, May 6 2019 12:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    TVJohn:
    I would avoid the K620.

    I agree, I just happened to buy the K620 some time ago, when requirements were lower, as of today I'd go for a Quadro P1000.

    Symphony 2018.12.3, BM Intensity Pro 4k, Windows 10, i7-5930K, 32 GB ram, Quadro K620 [view my complete system specs]

    peace luca

  • Mon, May 6 2019 8:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    FYI - I went through the same questions when it came to buying a new card - I decided to stay with AVID Specs - I have the P2000 and so far have not had any issues when using resolve with CC

     

    Symphony 2018.3 - Win 10 pro, Asus PrimeZ270 with i7 7700 cpu, Quadro P2000,64gig memory, 500gig SSD system drive, WD 5TB,and 2TB media, BM Intensity... [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, May 15 2019 12:11 AM In reply to

    • fropdaddy
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    I know it is too late for this, but I'm running a RTX 2070 without issue on an intel 9900K.

  • Wed, May 15 2019 5:17 PM In reply to

    • buf1986
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    Thanks man!! How is you system running? I want to build the exact same thing

  • Thu, May 16 2019 12:29 AM In reply to

    • fropdaddy
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    Re: Avid Media Composer pc Build (GPU)

    It runs well. 

    I built a similar one a year+ ago using a i9-7900X and GTX 1070ti as we needed something to tear through 4k transcodes (2.61 times faster than realtime).

    This time I used a "gaming" system integrator with these parts (includes Thunderbolt 3 on the motherboard):

    Case Lian Li LANCOOL ONE Tempered Glass RGB Gaming Case - White with Type-C USB Port
    Case Fans 3x [Black] be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM 120mm All Black Silent Fan
    Processor Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor (8x 3.60GHz/16MB L3 Cache)
    Processor Cooling CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i PRO 240mm RGB Liquid CPU Cooling System
    Memory 32 GB [8 GB x4] DDR4-3200 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory
    Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 - 8GB (GDDR6) (VR-Ready)
    Motherboard GIGABYTE Z390 DESIGNARE -- RGB, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.1 (2 Type-C, 8 Rear, 2 Front), Digital VRM Design

    I haven't done a speed test on it for transcodes, but it is very fast as well.

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