Thread: 4k & HDR System
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:22 PM   #3
Ron Evans
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If you are interested in Threadripper I would wait until the 7nm parts appear likely in October. You will then have the choice of really fast parts or a discount on the 2nd generation. As a guide my first generation 1920 Threadripper ( 12 core ) is just a little faster than my 4790K in multicam since of course it has to do all the work rather than use QS for decode. It will run in 1/2 preview with filters on in multicam for instance as then EDIUS does use my 1080Ti for PCC etc. If you use other software like Premiere or Resolve then a fast GPU like my 1080Ti makes the system fly and is faster than EDIUS in this configuration. I took advantage of the low price on the 1920 ( $400 ) last fall intending to replace with the 7nm parts when they appear this year.

You may also want to wait for the announcement ( at Computex in a a few weeks ) of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series that also may have large core counts on the AM4 socket.

You can always edit in HD then switch back to 4K. If you want to monitor in 4K HDR then you will need one of the top BM boards like the new 8K or Decklink 4K Extreme to get 12G output. Then a good monitor too.

Normal multicam for me is two tracks of UHD 60P from my GH5 and GH5S with one track of HD from the AX100 in a HD 60P project. I have no current interest in UHD output so monitoring with the BM IP4K is fine.
Ron Evans

Threadripper 1920 stock clock 3.7, Gigabyte Designare X399 MB, 32G G.Skill 3200CL14, 500G M.2 SATA OS, 500G EVO 850 temp. 1T EVO 850 render, 6T Source, 2 x 1T NVME, MSI 1080Ti 11G , EVGA 850 G2, LG BLuray Burner, BM IP4K, WIN10 Pro

ASUS PB328 monitor, BenQ BL2711U 4K preview monitor, EDIUS 9.5 WG, Vegas 17, Resolve Studio 16

Cameras: GH5S, GH5, FDR-AX100, FDR-AX53, DJI OSMO Pocket, Atomos Ninja V x 2
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