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  • Sun, May 22 2022 6:14 AM

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    Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Hi all,

    Any chance Avid Media Composer will support 2 video cards like DaVinci Resolve?

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  • Sun, May 22 2022 9:35 AM In reply to

    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Hi,

    Just to be clear are we talking about I/O video cards or two GPUs?

    Editing Movie Magic.

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  • Sun, May 22 2022 10:39 AM In reply to

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    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Hi Philip,

    2 GUP's.

    I have 2 Nvidia Titan X which work great with Resolve but with Media Composer only 1 is working and the other is in 0% usage.

    Thanks!

    Yair

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  • Sun, May 22 2022 12:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    They haven't to date. But MC doesn't use the GPU for much (you get some GPU realtime improvements) so I'm not sure a second GPU would gain much. It would need a re-write to switch for CPU to GPU driven.

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  • Sun, May 22 2022 1:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Hi Pat,

    From what I see, the only part of my computer that is working hard is the Memory Ram.

    I have 128GB. The Memory Cache is set to 85GB. When I hit play in an 1080P timeline 10Bit in the Task Manager I see 105GB Ram in use, CPU 10% and GPU 12%, and when in the timeline there is an effect like spot color I lose my real time playback. The timeline is with Symphony's color corrections.

    Thanks for your neplay.

    Yair

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  • Sun, May 22 2022 6:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Resolve hardly even uses a single GPU to its potential.

    Which is fine actually.  One huge advantage about Media Composer is most of the processing is done at the start when tranxcoding to dnx.  If you look at Premiere and Resolve, it constantly has to re-render everything when it shouldn't.

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  • Mon, May 23 2022 9:05 AM In reply to

    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Thats one of the key differences with Media Composer. If you work with Avid media your are using media optimised for MC. So it all just works so much better.

    With Premiere and Resolve you can make optimised media but I'm not sure its really optimised for the NLE as opposed to just a lower bandwidth easier to manage codec.

    Bur with both Resolve and Premiere you can create proxies and lower the need to render. 

    Also Resolve will hammer 2 good GPUs if you have RAW footage like Red. I've worked (and built) Resolve systems and had the GPUs flat out.

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  • Fri, May 27 2022 5:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Thanks for your replay.

    Avid's DNX media is great no doubt.

     

    The thing is that Avid doesn't really know how to use all of the computer resources. For example to get decent real time playback when working in color correction mode I need to move to Edit mode. Think how many times in a working day i need to move from CC mode to Edit mode just to see my grading in real time playback and back to CC mode to keep on grading. It makes no sence especially because I am allways working with DNXhd 120-185x media and not with the original files. I thoght maybe with 2 gpu's that issue will be fixed..

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  • Fri, May 27 2022 5:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    DNxis very similar to ProRes but it's constant bit rate rather than variable which makes it slightly easier to handle. 

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  • Fri, May 27 2022 5:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Another thing is that avid hasnt even perfected full screen playback.   Your GPU can be 10x more than what is reccomended and youll still get a little choppyness in full screen playback.  You'll get perfect playback with a blackmagic device though.

    Requesting avid to perfect these things is a lost cause at this point.

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  • Sat, May 28 2022 6:43 AM In reply to

    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    It's true full screen playback should work better but all the suites I visit have proper 3rd monitor TVs.

    A cheap black magic card (or for my laptop an AJA T-tap and you get proper HDMI an HD-SDI.

    I havent even tried full screen playback in 20 years. 

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  • Sun, May 29 2022 6:11 PM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Supporting 2 Video Cards

    Pat Horridge:
    I havent even tried full screen playback in 20 years.

    Pat, you'll be pleased to know it still works as well as it used to!Big Smile

    But with a Blackmagic Ultrastudio monitor box coming in at around £100/$100, there's really no excuse not to have a proper external monitor.

    Come on guys, you know it makes sense and it's considerably cheaper than a decent GPU.

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