Computer for 4K editing

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    • #91015
      Avatarbillysurf
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      I use Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition daily. A little bit of After Effects and maybe more in the future. I’m buying a new computer and want to use PP with zero hiccups. 4K editing, multiple codex, I don’t want to use proxy editing, would like full resolution (not 1/4 etc while editing)! I prefer a laptop but it’s not necc. JUST WANT TO EDIT smoothly, lots of audio tracks transitions etc. without an issue at all.

      Also, are the m4000 quadro cards better at handling vide tha the new gtx 10 series?

      I was leaning toward HP because I read their workstations use better parts etc. than consumer versions and that dreamcolor display is nice.

      I plan on this being my main workstation for the next 4+ years, I usually buy with high specs (current computer is over 6 years old) so they will last.

      4 options, tell me if they all will work flawlessly with your software, none etc. (2 laptops, 2 desktops)

      laptop 1

      ZBOOK17G3VER64143 with 32GB RAM = $4,545.75
      HP IDS E3-1535M 17 G3 Base NB PC
      Windows 10 Pro 64
      NVIDIA Quadro M4000M Graphics
      17.3 inch LED DreamColor3 UHD UWVA Anti-Glare enabled for Webcam (3840×2160)
      32GB (4x8GB) 2133 ECC DDR4
      1TB M2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

      2nd Option is the same machine with 64GB RAM
      ZBOOK17G3VER64145 – $5,069.44
      64GB (4x16GB) 2133 ECC DDR4

      laptop 2

      ADK 9710SL – customized 17.3″ Laptop
      Processor: Intel i7 6th gen 6700K Skylake 4GHz Quad 8 meg cache with HT [+$371.00]
      RAM: 32 Gigs (2x 16gig) DDR4-2400 Sodimm [+$228.00]
      Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB GDDR5X [+$613.00]
      Video Monitors- LED/LCD: 17.3” 4K QFHD (3840×2160) Display with G-Sync Technology, Matted Finish [+$285.00]
      Operating System: Microsoft Windows Professional 10 64 Bit OEM [+$158.00]
      Hard Drive: Micron 512GB M600 SATA M.2 2280 Single Sided SSD [+$198.00]
      Hard Drive: Micron 256GB M600 SATA M.2 2280 Single Sided SSD [+$116.00]
      Hard Drive: Samsung – 850 Pro 1TB 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive [+$468.00]
      Hard Drive: Samsung – 850 Pro 1TB 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive [+$468.00]

      desktop 1

      1 – Z840VER64115 – $5,016.00
      (1) HP Z840 Workstation
      (1) HP Single Unit Packaging
      (1) HP Z840 1125W (1450W/200V) 90 Percent Efficient Chassis
      (1) Win 10 Pro 64
      (1) Operating System Load to SATA/SAS
      (1) Intel Xeon E5-2620v4 2.1 2133 8C 1stCPU
      (1) Intel Xeon E5-2620v4 2.1 2133 8C 2ndCPU
      (1) 32GB DDR4-2400 (4x8GB) 2CPU RegRAM
      (1) NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8GB 4xDP 1st No cable included Graphics
      (1) 1TB SATA 1st SSD

      desktop 2

      ADK 3900 X99 Core I7 Custom System
      Computer Case: Quiet Mid Tower Case – 2×5.25″ bays, 8x 3.5″ HDD trays – all compatible with SSDs, 2×2.5″, 2xUSB 3.0,2xUSB 2.0 front ports [+$126.00]
      RAM: 64 Gigs (4x16GB) 16 GB DDR4 3000 [+$464.00]
      Power Supply: 1000 Watts Total Modular 80 Plus Gold Quiet Power Supply – 7 Yr Warranty [+$206.00]
      Motherboard: ADK Core i7 HW-E X99 Rev 2 – Xeon E5v4 support, Up to 128Gig ram,5x PCIe16x,1-PCIe8x,1x- PCIe1x,8x Sata 6Gb/s, M.2/U.2, TB3 Card, 4x USB3.1, 8x USB3.0
      Processor: Intel Core i7 Corei7-6900K 3.2GHz (Turbo to 3.7GHz) 8 core 20meg cache [+$1,077.00]
      CPU Heatsink/Cooling: ADK Quiet and Cool CPU and Case cooling solution
      Operating System: Microsoft Windows Professional 10 64 Bit OEM [+$158.00]
      System Backup and Recovery: Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Suite with ADK recovery Flash Drive
      Hard Drive: Samsung – 850 Pro 512 GB 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive [+$254.00]
      Hard Drive: Samsung – 850 Pro 1TB 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive [+$468.00]
      Hard Drive: Samsung – 850 Pro 1TB 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive [+$468.00]
      Hard Drive: Samsung 950 PRO 256 GB M.2 SSD: 2.15 GB/s Maximum Read Transfer Rate – 900 MB/s Maximum Write Transfer Rate – M.2 2280 [+$206.00]
      Card Reader: USB 3.0 Flash Card Reader/Writer [+$52.00]
      DVD-R/W or Blu-Ray Drive Options: 24X DVD-RW Dual Layer [+$38.00]
      Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX – 2560 Cuda Cores [+$675.00]
      Thunderbolt 3.0 Options: Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 included
      Warranty: ADK 2 year parts and labor, onsite pickup, Lifetime tech support. [+$65.00]

      thoughts? CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH for your time!

    • #214592
      palladini971palladini971
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      I would use a Desktop Computer with an I5 or I7 Processor, 16 GB ram, a 2 GB Graphics card, a Surround Sound Audio card, with the ability to add multiple Hard drives

      I run Sony Vegas On a Desktop with an I5 Processor, 16 GB ram, a 2 GB Graphics card, and a Surround Sound Audio card, I have 5 2TB Hard drives, 2 120 MM fans, and an 80 MM fan blowing down to the processor fan, with a filter between the fan and the side of the computer.

      You may be able to run any Video Editing Program on a Laptop and do some pretty heavy video editing as those programs may allow, it once you press render, and your laptop now turns into a brick for the time the tiny processor in your laptop goes 100% for hours or even days.

    • #214605
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      My setup is similar to Dave’s – 4K is fine. Laptops can do it – BUT – the spec means very expensive devices, and they rarely have all the features the big ones do.

    • #214874
      Avatarchrisking
      Member

      For those guys who are running on a old computer but wanna handle 4K files, a good suggestion is to downscale 4K to 1080p.
      http://www.brorsoft.com/how-to/downscale-4k-to-1080p.html

    • #214881
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      Not really much point though? If you shoot 4K you do it for quality reasons, knowing it’s 4 times the quantity of data. I’ve been waiting for 2 hours of Hi res to downscale today and on my pretty decent system it’s already been two hours and it’s only 50% done.

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