Originally Posted by brnchbrkr
Can we have a list of current hardware configurations that is editing 1080P60 easy and fluid!
I said it was expensive...
Intel Core i7 980X overclocked to 4.3Ghz
Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard
Zalaman CNPS 10x Performa CPU Cooler (with dual fans)
6*2GB G.SKILL PC16000 memory (2000Mhz, running at 1880Mhz)
MSI GTX 470 Video card
850W Corsair single rail PSU
OS runs on RAID-0 2-way Intel X25-E SSD's
Video project runs on RAID-0 8-way X25-E SSD's (although this may be overkill)
Intel PCIe Gen2 x8 (8 lane) Server RAID conroller card, for the above 8 drive SSD array.
Premiere Pro CS5, with the GTX470 Hack enabled.
Conversion of MTS files to AVI using CineForm NeoScene.
AC3Filter used for the sound conversion by NeoScene - enables 5 channel audio.
Edit the entire project in these AVI files.
Timeline scrub is smooth and fluid, editing is quick and easy, very little frame dropping while editing.
However, beyond the extreme level of hardware, output is still a huge hassle.
I've found what appear to be the most useful 3 outputs:
- 60P with MS AVI, using the Cineform codec - however these are 2GB/min
- 60P with H.264 encoding, these are 333MB/min - but only playback on VP4 based video cards, e.g. GTX470
- 30P with H.264 encoding, these are 233MB/min - and works well anywhere, but is only 30P rather than 60P.
I wish I could at least find a software (CPU rather than GPU, like Windows Media Center) player that will play 60P H.264.