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Bakedpanda

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System

  • CPU
    i7 7820X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengeance LP @2666Mhz
  • GPU
    2080 Ti Founders Edition
  • Case
    Corsair Air 540
  • Storage
    Evo 960 500gb NVMe (boot), 2x 1TB WD Blue SSD (RAID 0 project drive), 2x 256BG SSD (RAID 0 cache), 2x 8TB Barracuda (RAID 1 Storage)
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850i
  • Display(s)
    3x Dell P2417H
  • Cooling
    Corsair H150i Pro
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic Custom Pro
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Hi, I recently picked up a used R720 off eBay to use as a home server. After some research I foound that I'd need an IT mode flashed H310 to pass the drives through to unraid. I've just installed the H310 mini (IT mode firmware installed) in the same slot as the H710 mini that came installed. When I boot the machine it's recognising the new card but will only boot in to Life Cycle Controller. Has anyone else had something similar and found a fix? Thanks
  2. In what way wasn't the quality very good? There shouldn't be any quality loss from putting 4K in to a 1080 timeline. Mosy of my clients don't need 4K.
  3. You have a couple of options really. The one I use is to import the camera footage in to your editor as is. For smaller projects this is generally fine. If you notice poor playback performance you can create proxy files. These proxies are lower resolution than your original footage and in an edit friendly codec. The best codecs to use are ProRes (Proxy or LT) or Cineform as they are less compressed and are easier for your CPU to playback. These files are linked in your editing software to the originals so the software sees the original resolution but plays it back lower. When you c
  4. I wouldn't recommend converting and compressing before you import. Just import the full res media to resolve and create optimised media. By compressing first, you are loosing lots of information in the clip.
  5. Whats your PC spec? I personally use Premiere Pro for all my editing as I like the integration with the other Adobe apps. I use Resolve for grading when I want to spend some time and make a video look really good. It offers more control than Lumetri in Premiere Pro. I've looked in to moving over to Resolve recently as it utilizes the GPU very well. In Premiere my CPU is at 90-100% with GPU around 10% using an i7 7820x and a 2080Ti. If you're a professional and are likely to be working with other editors, I'd go with Premiere Pro and the rest of Creative Clou
  6. I've found something on github that gives most of the same features as Corsair's software. Corsair actually have MacOS beta software available but dont support that model. I'm probably going to have to try and pick up a second hand one, which in the UK seems to be pretty tough to find. I may end up going with a Stream Deck or something similar
  7. Hi all, I'm starting a new job soon and I'm going to need a keyboard to use there for video editing. I'm currently using the Corsair K95 (not platinum) keyboard and Scimitar mouse because MACROS! I haven't quite got to the Taran level of multiple keyboards but I'd like to replicate my home setup as close as I can. Does anyone know of any keyboards that meet the following requirements? 18 macro keys MacOS customisation software RGB (I actually make use of it in Premiere Pro for labelling clips) Ideally I'd like it to be from a manufact
  8. This would be used for medium to longterm storage, we have faster drives to edit from. The main appeal of UnRAID for me is being able to build the array as needed to spread out the cost of the drives. If the other OS options have this available, I'd be interested in them. I really like the Synology for its simplicity but it would cost over £2600 (inc. 8 x 8TB drives) as I'd need to fully populate it from the start. After doing some research, I'm considering some older server hardware for the system. I'm planning to use SSD's in RAID 1 for the cache. If I hav
  9. I'm looking to build an unraid server for storage in a video production company. I'm looking to make something cheaper or equal to a Synology DS1817 (https://www.synology.com/en-uk/products/DS1817) around £900 without the drives. I like the Synology solution but I'd like the option to build the array as needed to spread out the cost of hard drives. I'm looking for hardware advice such as a reasonable CPU, amount of RAM, storage controllers (up to 8 SATA connectors), 10G network card (ideally 2 ports). I'll be doing my own research and will update with a PCpa
  10. I've never used a Ryzen CPU personally so cant comment on that but I've made a few changes to your build that would hopefully allow you to get an SSD as this will be a huge performance increase over a HDD. Also going for 2x4GB instead of 1x8GB for the RAM, it'll save a few £ and give you dual channel performance and you'll still be able to upgrade to 16GB in the future if needed. I swapped out the PSU for a Corsair semi modular one. I always use Corsair and it's ~£10 cheaper for the same wattage with the same gold efficiency. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
  11. I recently had the same idea. I went on Codecademy and started learning Python. The syntax is really straight forward and after some research, a lot of people were recommending it for a useful starting point. I'm following to see what others recommend though.
  12. Also, if you're looking to do 2D or 3D animation, VFX or motion graphics, After Effects is very powerful and widely used so it can be very useful to learn.
  13. You could use After Effects for this. There's a tool called trim paths which would work well. I'd personally use Illustrator to create the text and import in to AE, you can then copy the paths from Illustrator in to AE and apply trim paths to them. Theres lots of tutorial videos oon YouTube for it and you can get the creative cloud trial for a month which will give you access to both programs.
  14. The majority of the footage in the examples shown above was recorded at 4K/25 and is being scaled to 1080/25 so I should see at least some difference between the cards.
  15. I'm using a 7820X with 32GB RAM, NVMe boot and 2 RAID 0 SATA SSD arrays, one for working projects and one for cache. In terms of Adobe Apps that utilize the GPU, premiere is the most power hungry. In AE, there was no notable difference between using a 1060 and a 1080 Ti. Here is some information on this https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-After-Effects-CC-144/Hardware-Recommendations https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CC-143/Hardware-Recommendations If you scroll
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