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Would there be any issues installing 3D software and video editing/conversion programs in a Display PC?

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We have a powerful Display PC that I would like to use more than Watchout. I've read the manuals and that bit about not installing any other codecs, right now I only have Quicktime 7.6 installed.

 

I intend to install Blender, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve, Handbrake and any other program I might find useful down the line. Would there be any issues from this?

 

 

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Yes, this is a recipe for disaster, from experience.

 

However, why not use a dual boot system, one for watchout, clean, and one for other stuff.

 

A local clonezilla with two images accessible at boot via an F key is also a solution if the switch from Watchout to other stuff is rare.

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I wouldn't do it.

most of those programs will want to do all kinds of automatic updates and various other tasks in the background that could catch you out during a show.

I speak from experience.

 

cheers

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My approach would be to tune the system for Watchout, then create an image of the system.  Then you can install and tune the system for your other uses.  Create an image of that system.  Then you simply install whichever image you need.  No conflicts.

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Similar to Steve Farris' suggestion, perhaps you could install a 2nd version of the OS on another physical hdd/sdd, and preferably have a disk-swap tray system installed in the PC for easy swapping of OS. This ensures the WO system remains untouched.

 

But for me, personally, I have After Effects, Photoshop, Handbrake, etc in my display pc, and have not had any trouble with WO when used as a Display PC. One learns eventually what is required, what disturbs, where to look and what to look out for, and how to solve without uninstalling other required programs. In this respect, Codec Tweak Tool for Windows 7 (works under Win 10 as well) helps in the learning and discovery process (just make screen captures of the codecs with/without, etc). However, I am the only one using these PCs - nobody else.

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