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Hi...

Can my PC use Watchout 5.1?

Whether it should be higher than Production and Display?

 

PC Spesifications:

 

(DISPLAY)

PROCESSOR = Intel QuardCore 
MOBO = Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L
VGA = NVIDIA Geforce GT 210 1GB DDR3
RAM = 4 GB
HDD = 500GB
 
(PRODUCTION)
PROCESSOR = Intel Core i7 
MOBO = Gigabyte Gigabyte GA Z77M-D3H
VGA = NVIDIA Geforce GT 220 512MB
RAM = 16 GB
HDD = 2TB

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Hi...

Can my PC use Watchout 5.1?

 

PC Spesifications:

(DISPLAY) aka watchpoint

PROCESSOR = Intel QuardCore

MOBO = Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L

VGA = NVIDIA Geforce GT 210 1GB DDR3

RAM = 4 GB

HDD = 500GB

(PRODUCTION) aka watchmaker

PROCESSOR = Intel Core i7

MOBO = Gigabyte Gigabyte GA Z77M-D3H

VGA = NVIDIA Geforce GT 220 512MB

RAM = 16 GB

HDD = 2TB

 

There is nothing in the information provided that would suggest otherwise.

Performance will be determined by testing the system,

looks to be a bit lightweight.

If anything, the graphics processor may be a limiting factor.

 

If you have a WATCHOUT 5 License, you should not install 5.1,

you should install the current version 5.5.

Any computer that can support 5.1 will support 5.5 as well.

If you encounter any issues with 5.1, you will simply be instructed 

to update to the current version, as various issues have been identified 

and corrected since 5.1. 

 

Whether it should be higher than Production and Display?

 

Ultimately the watchpoint computer should be the most powerful,

as it is the limiting factor for the end result.

The end result show can playback without a watchmaker computer,

it can not playback without the watchpoint computer.

 

The watchmaker computer is more about what the producer

will accept in preview during the show assembly process.

 

You accommodate meek watchmaker computers by detuning preview.

i.e. movies represented by static thumbnails vs movies that play in preview,

reduced vs full resolution of preview still images, etc.

These setting can be manipulated by the user

to match preview performance to watchmaker hardware thresholds.

 

If you want snappy full rendered preview,

then that would need to equal or even more

performance than the watchpoint computer,

depending on how many watchpoint computers there are.

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Hello,

I want to ask, Is this enough spec for watchpoint for FULL HD system 1920x1080 50i?

 

 

Chassis : Image Shapetek EYE-4806BK, 19 inch 4U rack-chassie, black
 
Power Supply : Corsair AX850W
 
Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V PRO (LGA 1155, Intel Z77, DDR3, SATA3, USB3)
 
CPU : Intel Core i5 3570k 3.4Ghz Cache 6MB [bOX] Socket LGA 1155 Unlocked
 
Cooler : Intel CPU Cooler Liquid RTS2011LC
 
RAM : Corsair 8 GB, DDR3-1066, 4 GB x 2, dual-channel
 
HD : SSD OCZ Vector 128GB SATA III (6GBps)
 
DVD-R/RW DL : NEC DVD-R/RW DL
 
Graphics Card : Asus GeForge NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II OC
 
Capture HD-SDI : Blackmagic Decklink Duo
 
Capture HDMI : Blackmagic Intensity Pro

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Hello,

I want to ask, Is this enough spec for watchpoint for FULL HD system 1920x1080 50i?

 

 

Chassis : Image Shapetek EYE-4806BK, 19 inch 4U rack-chassie, black
 
Power Supply : Corsair AX850W
 
Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V PRO (LGA 1155, Intel Z77, DDR3, SATA3, USB3)
 
CPU : Intel Core i5 3570k 3.4Ghz Cache 6MB [bOX] Socket LGA 1155 Unlocked
 
Cooler : Intel CPU Cooler Liquid RTS2011LC
 
RAM : Corsair 8 GB, DDR3-1066, 4 GB x 2, dual-channel
 
HD : SSD OCZ Vector 128GB SATA III (6GBps)
 
DVD-R/RW DL : NEC DVD-R/RW DL
 
Graphics Card : Asus GeForge NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II OC
 
Capture HD-SDI : Blackmagic Decklink Duo
 
Capture HDMI : Blackmagic Intensity Pro

 

 

I would not choose the above motherboard, cpu and GPU that are optimized for over-clocking.

Waste of money, over-clocking is a bit too risky for stable performance.

Choose components with locked clocks and run at the rated levels.

That said, the stuff above will run the software.

Proper tuning of all the software components is just as important as the hardware.

Combination of BMD capture cards and motherboards can be finicky.

Check with BMD for recommended motherboards for their hardware.

Testing and tuning the BMD bits can be quite a chore.

 

Performance is anybody's guess,

the only way to tell is to build it and test it.

If testing is a burden you choose to avoid,

ideally you should find a trustworthy computer builder

and require them to perform the testing and certify the results to you.

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How  about this specs?

 

 

Chassis : Image Shapetek EYE-4806BK, 19 inch 4U rack-chassie, black

 

Power Supply : Corsair AX850W

 

Motherboard : ASUS P9X79 Deluxe (LGA2011, Intel X79, Quad Channel DDR3)

 

CPU : Intel Core i7 3970X 6-core SandyBridge-E

 

Cooler : Intel CPU Cooler Liquid RTS2011LC

 

RAM : Corsair 8 GB, DDR3-1066, 4 GB x 2, dual-channel

 

HD : SSD OCZ Vector 128GB SATA III (6GBps)

 

DVD-R/RW DL : NEC DVD-R/RW DL

 

Graphics Card : Asus GeForge NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II OC   OR Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II TOP ?

 

Capture HD-SDI : Blackmagic Decklink Duo

 

Capture HDMI : Blackmagic Intensity Pro

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How  about this specs?
 
 
Chassis : Image Shapetek EYE-4806BK, 19 inch 4U rack-chassie, black
 
Power Supply : Corsair AX850W
 
Motherboard : ASUS P9X79 Deluxe (LGA2011, Intel X79, Quad Channel DDR3)
 
CPU : Intel Core i7 3970X 6-core SandyBridge-E
 
Cooler : Intel CPU Cooler Liquid RTS2011LC
 
RAM : Corsair 8 GB, DDR3-1066, 4 GB x 2, dual-channel
 
Use quad-channel memory.
 
 

 

 
HD : SSD OCZ Vector 128GB SATA III (6GBps)
 
I would recommend using one SSD for OS, and one for WATCHOUT/Media. Like a 128GB for OS and a 256GB for WATCHOUT/Media
 
 

 

 
DVD-R/RW DL : NEC DVD-R/RW DL
 
Graphics Card : Asus GeForge NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II OC   OR Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II TOP ?
 
Both should work for 4 outputs.
 
 

 

 
Capture HD-SDI : Blackmagic Decklink Duo
 
Capture HDMI : Blackmagic Intensity Pro

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- RAM : Corsair 8GB, 4x2GB DDR3-1066 quad-channel memory?

 

- Graphics Card : I only need 2 Output, i think Asus GeForge NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II is too waste of money. Any suggest the other tipe?

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- RAM : Corsair 8GB, 4x2GB DDR3-1066 quad-channel memory?

 

Your motherboard choice requires quad-channel memory for optimal performance, not dual-channel memory.

 

From ASUS website:

8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Quad Channel Memory Architecture

 

16 GB is recommended ie a kit of 4 x 4 GB DDR3 1866 MHz

Please consult your computer supplier for choice.

 

- Graphics Card : I only need 2 Output, i think Asus GeForge NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB DDR5 DirectCU II is too waste of money.

Any suggest the other tipe?

 

I don't agree about the waste of money, and I repeat my earlier answer: both your suggestions should work for 4 outputs.

 

Recommended cards is AMD Radeon HD7970 series, though, as you can see in the earlier linked examples.

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Thanks for suggest.

 

But, why specs for watchout is too high?

 

Can I change CPU : Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz Cache 12MB   OR   Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHx Cache 10MB ?

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Thanks for suggest.

 

But, why specs for watchout is too high?

 

Because we are now talking about multi-output capable Display machines, not single-output as in WATCHOUT v4 or earlier.

 

From jfk:s answer in this thread: AMD Firepro W600 vs ASUS hd 7970

http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1029-amd-firepro-w600-vs-asus-hd-7970/?do=findComment&comment=4026

 

The high end hardware CPU / GPU recommendations are aimed at providing the minimum content restrictions in all aspects.
Accept content restrictions and you can tune down sub-systems to most economically service the task.
In all cases, disc storage throughput is a benefit, so it is never wise to economize in that area when driving six outputs.
An i5 cpu is not going to adequately service six concurrent, quality, HD movie decodes.

 

 

 

 

Can I change CPU : Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz Cache 12MB

 

Yes, this is is a 6-core processor, at roughly half the price of a 3970K.

Cheapest 6-core available.

 

 OR   Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHx Cache 10MB ?

 

Yes, but this is is a 4-core processor, makes sense if only running 2-4 outputs.

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Yes, I need run only 2 outputs. So, can I downgrade the specs for save the money?

 

Chassis : Image Shapetek EYE-4806BK, 19 inch 4U rack-chassie, black
Power Supply : Corsair AX850W  OR AX1200W
Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE (LGA 1155, Intel Z77, DDR3, SATA3, USB3)
CPU : Intel Core i5 3570k 3.4Ghz Cache 6MB Socket LGA 1155 Unlocked
Cooler : Intel CPU Cooler Liquid RTS2011LC
RAM : Corsair 8 GB, 2x4GB DDR3 quad-channel
HDD OS : SSD OCZ Vector 128GB SATA III (6GBps)
HDD MEDIA : SSD OCZ Vector 256GB SATA III (6GBps)
DVD-R/RW DL : NEC DVD-R/RW DL
Graphics Card :Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5
Capture HD-SDI : Blackmagic Decklink Duo
Capture HDMI : Blackmagic Intensity Pro

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