The Spare/Render/Cache extra volume can help with exports and cache storage which speeds up your workflow. Using separate storage drive for exports will decrease
your encoding times, and using that same drive as a 'cache' volume has a significant benefit for Premiere Pro, AE, including timeline performance.
You can also select a large capacity 7200RPM hard drive, which also makes a great cache and allows for expanded options for backups, etc.
For this system, we include a Blu-ray recorder that supports BD-RE at 16x, DVD's at 24X and CD's at 48X. Alternatively, you can choose a standard DVD Recorder that also burns CD's. The Blu-ray burner will handle both 25GB and 50GB disks. Cyberlink DVD Utilities are included with each drive.
In this section, you can choose your option for the secondary full size bay. You can select a Blu-ray or DVD recorder with the same options as the primary optical drive or you can add a USB 3.0 (4) port hub for maximum flexibility on the front of the case.
In this section, you can choose your Internal Media Volume drive array. Please note that configurations that have 8 drives require the 8 bay case.
The Media Volume (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 perfectly fine. 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 fails 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 Adobe workstation.
For an internal solution, the Black Magic Design Intensity Pro 4K is an internal card that offers HDMI UHD/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 in 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 as well.
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 2021 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.
This Adobe Premiere Pro computer comes with a wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN port, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth.
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 V4 ports for use with Thunderbolt devices.
A good monitor is often overlooked for a video editing computer. Our monitor selections are handpicked by us for their quality and accurate color reproduction. We offer Full HD monitors from Samsung that offer wide angle viewing and uniformly accurate color. Our Samsung 4K models offer 1 Billion colors for even better accuracy.
For the absolute best monitors for accurate color, we now offer the ASUS ProArt series of monitors. The new displays offer 1 billion colors, are factory calibrated to meet 95% sRGB and 100% Rec.709