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Old 10-05-2018, 08:11 AM   #89
spurfilm
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I am very interested in the new Canon XF-705. Uniquely, it shoots UHD, 50p, 4:2:2, 10-bit, HLG, Canon Log-3 in H.265 to SD cards. This is possible because H.265 files are 50% smaller than H.264. So the data-rate is more manageable for SD. If I buy this camcorder I would obviously like EDIUS to handle the video natively. My tests of UHD H.265 with a demo version of EDIUS Workgroup v9 shows that it plays fine - but it is not very usable for editing on my current Win7 computer.

At the end of the day, for UHD H.265, it all comes down to processing power. Video editing has always been expanding the envelope of technological advancement. As I said, my computer is a few months over 3 years old. I built it myself from affordable hand-picked components. The computer Passmark Rating (using downloadable test software from www.passmark.com) for Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Graphics, Drives is...

3891

Passmark state that as of 19th July 2018....
The bottom 25% of machines are in the range of 0-1260
The middle 50% of machines are in the range of 1260-3500
The top 25% of machines are in the range of 3500-6800
A tiny percentage are even higher.

So, in my opinion, there is still some life in my 3-year-old PC. Which is why I am reluctant to upgrade just yet. For me, native UHD H.265 editing will not be possible for the time being. Right now, proxies will do just fine. In a year or 18 months I will upgrade to something better - with greater processing power. At the moment a Ryzen Threadripper 2 looks very attractive and SSD prices continue to drop. Soon, for everyone, the 4K editing experience will feel the same as HD. In fact 4K will become normal as we move towards 8K and the huge processing power it will demand.
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EDIUS WG 9.50.5351 Tower > Win10 Pro 64-bit on 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Nanoxia Deep Silence Case, Asus X99-S Mobo, Intel i7-5820K Haswell-E @ 3.30GHz O/C to 4GHz, 32GB Crucial DDR4 @ 2133MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti 6GB + dual 1920x1080 monitors, BM Intensity Pro 4K + 3840x2160 monitor, LG Blu-Ray writer, Storage: 16TB WD RED RAID0. EDIUS WG 9.50.5351 Field Laptop > Acer P645-M, 14" 1920x1080, 256GB SSD, Win7 Pro 64-bit, Intel dual-core i7-4500U Haswell @ 1.8GHz, 8GB DDR3.

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