My company wants to build a workstation for 2k capturing and color grading. We are a small company so we don't have a big budget.
I've been reading a lot and i cant seem to find out "definitive answers" to what should i buy in terms of a Shared Storage. Probably cause many of the posts & articles related to this subject are old and i really think that there has to be newer, better and more affordable options.
This is what i came up so far:
LCD Monitor: HP Dream Color (i know there are some options on this, and some prefer CRT, but i think i'll stick with this one).
Monitor Calibration toolset: HP LCD calibration kit
Capture card: Kona 3
Video card: Quadro FX 4800 or 5800. The 5800 costs almost twice as the 4800. Do you know if it worth it ?
Shared RAID: I need something that can get around a stable 750 MB/Sec if i want to share this raid in 2 workstations reading or writing 10bit uncomp 2k 4:4:4 at the same time.
So i should know what kind of raid can get to that stable speed and which is a good way to share this raid on 2 or more PCs. I've read that there are some good options that could be shared on your existing Gig-E Ethernet Network, but i don't really see how can that be even possible if a Gig-E network only gets 120 MB/Sec.