I would love it if their was a thread to talk about speed improvements for Apple Color.
I think we have all kinda figured out a workflow, but my biggest problem is speed. We would all love to grade on a hardware accelerated scratch or lustre or quantel, but Apple Color is the down and dirty way to get stuff done.
Apple doesn't have any sort of disk caching system, but relies on the video card. I get a primary and max out 8 secondaries and I am slowly squeaking along. It doesn't crash, but its not fast at all.
I am either grading with an Nvidia 8800 or a Radeon 3870's, both about the same performance.
Have people noticed a speed increase using the Radeon 4870? The GeForce GTX 285? Quadro FX 4800?
I'll go out a buy one of these cards if it will make a difference, but their are no Apple Color demo sweets around to test the speed diff.
Anyway found a new video card setup really make a huge difference in Apple Color??