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In Topic: Computers for video editing

18 November 2018 - 04:33 AM

Am about to try an external enclosure with a radeon vega 64 stay tuned

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In Topic: Best option to backup and view RAW pictures while travelling?

17 November 2018 - 12:17 AM

I have just been through this dilemma and considered the western digital wireless ssd but ultimately I always take a laptop with me so it did not make sense
I have an old macbook air with an sd card reader, new apple laptops no longer have usb 3 ports nor card readers so you need to get a usb c 3.1 cable or use wireless.
With cards of 128 gb and two slots I have no needs for extra cards for pictures
For video i have an external 2TB drive as otherwise I would fill both cards and laptop and there is a situation of single copy no back up but it gets too expensive or bulky otherwise

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In Topic: Computers for video editing

15 November 2018 - 01:25 PM

OK today I bought the blackamgic eGPU and it stutters it does not accelerate anything during export as this is mostly a CPU job

I checked again my 400 mbps timeline and if in final cut pro I run with original file performance optimised at 50% (1920x1080) it does not stutter during real time playback

In essence this GPU is a waste of time and am sending it back...

In Topic: Computers for video editing

12 November 2018 - 02:57 PM

Blackmagic Design has a new Blackmagic eGPU Pro model featuring a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory coming. The Pro model is intended to be a workstation-class graphics performance enhancer for any Thunderbolt 3–enabled MacBook Pro and iMac as well as the new Mac Mini.

Yes however Blackmagic products at present give the most benefit with their own software
Final cut got an update under mojave but have not found any in depth tests to see how it improve matters

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In Topic: Computers for video editing

12 November 2018 - 12:31 PM

I just bought a mac mini 2018. 2 TB SSD hard drive 6 cores and I use final cut pro x and 32 GB memory with an LG ultrafine 5K screen which is great

I also have an external 2 TB SSD that I use to import GH5 files XAVC 400 mbps

It works fine however it does not manage to render real time 4K files from the GH5. This may be due to the fact it has an integrated GPU not discrete

However I have to say when I went to the apple store the only machine that could do real time render of 4K files was an iMac with a video card with 8 GB VRAM

So I ended up using proxy files it works and I can still switch to originals in case I make certain corrections that are intensive (I don't really lol)

this replaces my 2011 iMac that is still ok but nowhere near this set up

i think PCs will be cheaper