Hi All: I am having trouble getting info about minimum system configurations for RED ROCKET real time transcodes to Pro Res 422hq.
I am aware that the average 8 core Mac tower does this easily but I am trying to get a better Frame Rate output on a Quad Core. Red Rocket is happy in the 8 lane slot but does not seem to encode above 11 Fps. Has anyone ran a card in a Quad Core..(2.8 ghz) system? Earlier specs posted when the Card came out seemed to indicate this was possible... (maybe later proved incorrect?) but there does not seem to be any Processor to Encode rate charts anywhere.
I am trying to see if I have a bottle neck somewhere else but the machine (which is a custom Mac Transfer station) is very fast otherwise and has 8gigs ram ... with many native esata disc options...even SSD's seem not to help transcodes get above 11 fps on a full debayer.
Is a raid absolutely required? or is 4 cores simply not enough..
any tips or help would be appreciated /..