For our Dual XEON System, we offer a RAM selection from 64GB to 256GB. Windows 10 is required for anything over 192GB.
This system uses a is based on a Dual 'Quad channel' memory architecture. Each CPU has it's own 4 channel memory controller. That is an INCREDIBLE amount of memory bandwidth. Intel integration of the new DDR4 controller on the CPU itself has resulted in huge performance increases. Many application wwill take advantage of the extra RAM.
We offer 2 different cases for our DreamStation system depending on your
All of our PRO cases offer front hot
swappable drives . In addition to the convenience, the
backplane offers power and cabling stability. Don't be fooled by other comanies
offereing 'removable drives' Our hard drive backplane sub system is military
Our first second case has many high end features such as (8) Front accessible removable SATA bays, and a 1200W
Gold Level High Efficiency power supply
additional bays for CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives.
Choose the 8 bay case with a rack option if you'd
like to rack mount the case.
Each of our cases are rated at less
than 20db of noise. That is pratically silent and can be used in a recording studio
according to industry standards.
A short note about our power supplies:
Our power supplies are all at least 95+ PLATINUM LEVEL Efficient. That means
that they output more than 95% of the power they take in. For example, even our DUAL 8
CORE XEON with every slot filled, 12 hard drives, and the CPU pegged, the system never gets
above 800 watts, leaving plenty of headroom. This means that a powerful system
like this will not output a bunch of wasted wattage in the form of heat. It does
actually 'pay' to be green.
You may choose a standard Logitech keyboard, or an Logitech Wireless
The Bella Professional 3.0 Series Keyboard for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 offers
key caps with the Adobe keyboard short cuts, along with a 2 port USB hub, and an
ALL OF OUR KEYBOARD OPTIONS COME WITH A WIRED
LOGITECH OPTICAL MOUSE.
Check off the Logitech
M705 to get yourself a wireless mouse. Just click the check box to add the
Wireless mouse in addition to your keyboard choice.
The Render-Spare Drive is not required
for your AVID Media Composer system, but it’s a good idea to have.
Having a secondary hard drive can be important. This drive can be used as
your OUTPUT DRIVE, for your exports to MPEG-2, Blu-ray,
H.264, QuickTime, or anything you are exporting.
Using a separate hard drive for exports will decrease
your render times because the system will perform better reading from one drive and writing to another.
In addition, it allows you to make backup copies of your important clips and projects.
are a serious power user for Premiere Pro, After Effects, or Photoshop then
you should consider adding an SSD drive for your Media cache, scratch
disks, and After Effects cache.
The SSD drive will considerably speed up those applications, when working with complex projects but you may need
to pay more attention to the size of those files, and periodicaly delete
We include a LG Super Multi 16x Blu-ray recorder. It
supports Blu-ray recording at 16x, DVD+R recording at 16X and CD Burning at
48X. The drive comes with Cyberlink for all of your simple
burning tasks such as creating DATA disks, etc.
Alternatively, you can choose a standard LG DVD recorder
that supports all your formats as your Primary Optical Drive that burns DVD's at
22x and CDs at 48X if you don't have a need for Blu-ray.
This is where you will choose a seconday DVD recorder. You may either choose another Dual Layer recorder, or a Blu-ray recorder from LG. The Blu-ray burner will handle both 25GB and 50GB disks
and burns the BD-R at 16X. Please note that you must have a DVI/HDMI HDCP compatible display to play commercial Blu-ray disks. All of our monitors offer this capability.
In this section, you can choose your Internal Media RAID drive array. Please note that configurations
The Media RAID (volume) is where you will store your video, audio, stills, and other media for online editing. Although the Media RAID shows up as one drive letter, it is actually made up of two or more spinning hard drives or Solid State Drives.
We offer 2 types of RAID configurations. We use a multi drive RAID configuration for your media storage because one single hard drive is not fast enough to edit the formats used today in most cases. We use a proprietary 'caching' algorithm combined with our RAID configurations to enhance the multi stream performance. The end result is that you don't have to wait for your storage system to catch up to your creativity.
Media RAID-0: for Performance
In a RAID-0, we use 2 (or more) hard drives and combine them together so they appear as one drive letter (volume) in Windows. This is required for SD/HD/4K editing because a single hard drive is not fast enough. If you take the steps to make sure your important video and audio assets are backed up, then the standard (2) drive RAID-0 is adequate. Hard drives are mechanical, and they can fail. Our systems have numerous external ports for easy connection to USB 3.0, optional Thunderbolt drive arrays. There are many options to keep your media online and available.
Media RAID-10: for Performance and Content Protection
In a RAID-10, we essentially ‘mirror’ a RAID-0. This is all done in the background with no intervention from you. The UPSIDE to this solution is fast speed with ‘data redundancy’. If a hard drive fails in the RAID, all of your projects and media are safe. With our RAID-10 configuration, if a drive goes down, the system continues to operate without a hiccup, and there is no need to rebuild a RAID-10 array to access your projects and media stored on it. Once you replace the failed drive, the array will be protected again. The DOWNSIDE to this solution is that it is more expensive, and doubles the number of hard drives required to implement it.
In this section, you can choose an I/O device for your AVID workstation.
Keep in mind that all of our Graphics/GPU cards include the ability to have at least 3 monitors and most support 4 monitors. You can configure AVID Media Composer to use one or more monitors as a real-time preview display.
For I/O hardware from Black Magic Design and the AVID DNxIO. These powerful cards and external boxes allow for real time monitoring and capture capabilities. The Black Magic products offer impressive connectivity at a very affordable price and the AVID DNxIO provides additional features for Media Composer users.
For an internal solution, the Black Magic Design Intensity and Decklink products come with a cable bundle for audio and analog inputs and outputs. The Ultra Studio 4K, UltraStudio 4K Extreme, and the AVID DNxIO are all external rack mountable solutions.
The AVID DNxIO has real time DNxHR hardware based encoding. The DNxIO also offers an 'audio' punch in feature directly in Media Composer.
Your system is certified for use with the on-board RealTek HD audio. Internal
sound cards have come a long way in the last few years.
The Realtek audio chip supports 192KHZ, 24 bit audio, 90 db SNR, and and
features a true SPDIF output.
For an even better sound card, you can choose the ASUS Essence STX. The card has a very good Signal
to Noise Raito (SNR) of 118 db. You will also get 1/4 and RCA jacks for easy connection to a mixer
or microphone. The card support ASIO drivers for
use in all of the Adobe suites.
If you have selected a Black Magic Design solution, then you can use the audio connections in your
projects on both AVID and Adobe software suites
for a professional audio connection.
In this section, you can choose a speaker configuration. We include no speakers as a defalt selection You can choose the standard Altec Lansing Speaker or you may also choose one of
the ZERO reference speaker sets from M-Audio in place off the standard set, or
in addition to the standard set.
The standard configuration comes with (2) wired GigabitLAN ports. Select a wireless option if you would like Wi-Fi with the standard configuration.
Select the 1394 FireWire port for DV/HDV capture if need a 1394a FireWire port on your system.
Select the Thunderbolt add in card to add (2) Thunderbolt V2 ports for use with Thunderbolt devices including Apple monitors.
For interface display monitors, we are pleased to offer the Samsung series of SC monitors.
Most other monitor's can not meet the Samsung standard for price and performance. Samsung monitors have ports including DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI. The options make the new Samsung display THE most connected in the industry. These monitors offer true 8 bit color-per pixel. This insures a true 16.7 million color palette, which is very important for video editors. Samsung makes the 'glass' for lot of other companies, and it shows in their new monitors.
Besides amazing accurate color quality, each Samsung monitor we offer comes standard with TILT, PIVOT, and HEIGHT adjustments.
For the ultimate in rich color accuracy and detail; choose the HP 30" monitor. This LG made monitor offers amazing 30bit color (over a billion), and 30 BIT resolutions up to 2560 X 1600.