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  • Thu, Nov 21 2019 1:34 AM

    • cls105
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    Owner of post house says imac i5 32gb ram is enough for features

    I am usually a Windows Media Composer user at home.  My home system is a 14 core 7940x w/ 128gb of ram. 

    But this project is at a post house using i5 imacs with 32gb of ram.

    The project is using shared storage dnx36 and im working on a 1 hour episode.  I've noticed some sluggishnesh (especially when working on assemblies which im used to doing).

    What are your opinions on editing on i5 imacs with 32gb of ram.  I think its garbage, but then again, I'm looking forward to x299x with 256gb ram (a lot of caching! im a performance freak).  Are my expectations too high?

  • Thu, Nov 21 2019 1:44 AM In reply to

    Re: Owner of post house says imac i5 32gb ram is enough for features

    DNX36/ 1080p hardware requirements are quite modest. You could do it with i5 and 16GB of RAM, especially when the sequences are largely straight cuts and simple transitions.

    What storage are you using? Large complex projects tend to slow down no matter the resolution and codec. Try working with multiple projects instead of one master project fo everything.

    4K/UHD needs about 32GB and at least 8 core IMHO.

     

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  • Thu, Nov 21 2019 7:52 AM In reply to

    Re: Owner of post house says imac i5 32gb ram is enough for features

    cls105:
    I've noticed some sluggishnesh
    This may also be caused when you're working from a shared workspace and/or if your attic is really large.

    I run a 2x 10core z840 next to an older iMac i7 and for regular editing work, it doesn't really seem to make much of a difference. In fact, in software-only mode, the iMac often feels a little more responsive than the z840 with a Nitris DX.

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  • Thu, Nov 21 2019 4:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Owner of post house says imac i5 32gb ram is enough for features

    what are good numbers for the attic settings? There are 2 settings.

    Max files in project attic: currently 1000

    max versions of a file in the attic: 50

     

    And I agree with software mode being snappier than having a blackmagic intensity.  I had them remove that the first day.

     

    I did install avid fx for its blend modes (i like tony scott style cutting every now and then).  That probably doesn't help.

    And the fact that I like working with long complex assemblies vs independent scenes.  But my computer at home can handle that.

  • Thu, Nov 21 2019 8:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Owner of post house says imac i5 32gb ram is enough for features

    I found out the problem.  Avidfx was slowing down my system.

    I came across the free blend-x plugin for blendmodes and everything IS MUCH SNAPPIER now.

    I reccomend this to everyone needing blend modes.

    http://djfio.com/

     

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