I watch Linus videos for long time, but this is my first post in this forum
I work in a research institute at a german tech university. Because of the corona situation and the digitalization in general we want to set up a video studio for creating video content. In general I have experience with PC Hardware, but not for this use case. We want to capture up to 4 HDMI sources. I searched a litte bit and found the Blackmagic DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder PCIe Card that we want to use. But I'm also open to other recommendations.
So here is the list of the Build Plan Recommendations:
1. Budget & Location:
As a university out budget is always low, so we don't want to spend more then 3000€ (~3300$) excluding the Recorder Card, but more is possible if absolutly neccesary. As mentioned we are located in germany.
The main reason for building this system is, that it must be able to save up to 4 x 4K Videostreams from the Blackmagic HDMI Recorder simultanously. In theory we don't need 4 x 4K at the moment, but it should be future proof.
The System will most propably also be used for post production and archieving the raw data and final edited videos. One video recording can take up to 120 minutes per session.
Which processor is necessary for such a usecase?
I thought about using two M.2 SSD
One standard SSD for windows
One big high speed SSD to record to. Is this enough or do I need a RAID configuration for the recording?
For archieving the files I thought about a RAID5 of ~5 HHDs. Or is this maybe also suitable for recording and I don't need the additional fast SSD?
how much do I need for recording?
how much do I need to handle 4 x 4K tracks (120 minutes) in (for example) Adobe Premiere?
Graphics card: When understanding correctly I don't need a powerfull graphics card for this usecase or am I wrong? What would you recommend?
Mainboard: what is suitable mainboard for the recommendations above?
The system will be in a room where also meetings will be done. So it must be quiet!
System should be able to drive two 4K monitors. Monitors are not part of this build.
5. Why are you upgrading
no existing system
I hope you can help me
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