The Render-Spare Drive is not required
for your Adobe System, but it's a good idea to have.
Having a secondary SSD or hard drive in addition to your Media RAID can be important. This drive can be used as
your EXPORT DRIVE for your exports to MPEG-2, Blu-ray,
H.264/265, QuickTime, or anything you are exporting.Â Using a separate storage 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. If you selected a 4TB Media RAID then a 4TB Storage drive makes sense.
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.
In this section, you can choose your Media Volume.Â
The Media VolumeÂ is where you will store your video, audio, stills, and other media for real-time online editing. Although the Media VolumeÂ shows up as one drive letter in Windows, the volume is actually made up of two or more high performance hard drives made for video editing and content creation. The drives include 5 year warranties from Seagate. We use the easily removable bays on the front of your case for the Media Volume making upgrading or drive replacement easy. There is no need to open the case and try to figure out cables.
Media RAID-0: for Performance
In a RAID-0, we use (2) hard drives and combine them together so they appear as one volume (drive letter) in Windows. This is required for 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 perfectly fine. Hard drives are mechanical, and they can fail. Our systems have numerous external ports for easy connection to USB 3.0, USB 3.1c Gen 2, etc. for backups
Media RAID-10: for Performance and Content Protection
In a RAID-10, we mirror a RAID-0. This is all done in the background with no intervention from you. Our RAID-10 provides fast speeds withÂ automatic data redundancy. With our RAID-10 configuration, if a drive fails the RAID continues to operate without at full speed, and there is no need to rebuild a RAID-10 array to access your projects and media stored on it. Hard drive failures are rare with the drives we use, but they can happen. Once you replace the failed drive, the array will be protected again.We use a specialized hardware RAID controller for a RAID 10 so there is no impact to your CPU use. If you are the type of editor who does not make regular backups, or you have critical deadlines when you can't wait for copying files, then a RAID -10 is the preferred option.
The DreamStation-X for Adobe CCÂ fully supports Adobe Creative Cloud including the newest Adobe CC 2019 release. With an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you can pick and choose the applications you want. Even though the software is called 'Cloud', your applications run locally on your DreamStation.
We will install, configure, and optimize your system using our Adobe credentials. When you receive your system, all you need to do is to log in to your own Adobe account to use of all of the apps you purchased from Adobe. We are still able to install Adobe CS6 if you have the serial number for your Adobe install. Adobe CC 2019 requires Windows 10.
In this section, you can choose an I/O device for your Adobe workstation.
We offer I/O hardware from Black Magic Design. These powerful cards and external boxes allow for real time 10 bit monitoring and capture capabilities. The Black Magic products offer impressive connectivity at a very affordable price.
For an internal solution, the Black Magic Design Intensity Pro 4K is an internal card that offers HDMI HD/SD Capture, as well as SD analog capture from S-Video, Component, or Composite sources. You also get outputs of all of these connections allowing you to monitor your audio in video in full HD 1080p or UHD. The Black Magic Design Decklink Studio 4K offers an internal card with every connection a pros could ever use. You get HD/4K/UHD/SD SDI 3G, AES audio and multiple SD analog connections including 4 channels of audio.
For an external solution we, we offer two choices. The first choice is the Black Magic Design UltraStudio 4K. This box is housed in a small 1U rack-mountable chassis and offers a wide variety of SDI and analog inputs/outputs. The Black Magic Design UltraStudio 4K requires the Thunderbolt card found the connectivity category further down the page. The next choice is the Black Magic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme. This extremely versatile box is housed in a 4U rack-mountable chassis and offers the most connectivity of any product in it's class. Connection to your DreamStation is accomplished with Thunderbolt 3 or the included PCI-e card.
Keep in mind that all of our Graphics/GPU cards include the ability to have at least 3 monitors and most support 4 monitors. Adobe CC 2017 allows you to use a computer monitor as a full screen preview display. The extra displays do take away from the GPU power available for effects processing making the BlackMagic hardware a worthwhile investment.
Thunderbolt is required for the Black Magic Design UltraStudio 4K and recommended for the UltraStudio 4K Extreme.
For interface and preview display monitors, we are pleased to offer Samsung and LG monitors.
Besides amazing accurate color quality and accuracy, each Samsung monitor we offer comes standard with TILT, PIVOT, and HEIGHT adjustments.
The Samsung 32" monitor is a great choice with a lot of screen real estate. This Samsung monitor offers amazing 30 bit color (over a billion), and 30 BIT resolutions up to 2560 X 1600.
4K or UHD monitors are starting to become widely available. However, most of the models priced at less than $600 have very poor refresh rates making them unsuitable for video editing. You may choose a 4K monitor for use as an interface display (or two), or use it as a preview display. After looking at the models available, we beleive the LG model we offer gives you the best color (nearly 100% Adobe sRGB) and at 4096 x 2160 (17:9). This monitor operates at the exact resolution of Digital Cinema 4K and support for 30bit color for over 1 billion colors.