So, i have a fair few Z800's to build. I've got the first one ready with our first Z800 CS6 image and want to ensure it's a fast as possible. Inside the unit, we've got a BlackMagic Decklink HD Extreme 3D and Quadro 4000. Currently, this is the card configuration we have.
Slot 1 - PCIe x8m/x4e : SDI O/P BLACKMAGIC 3D Extreme
Slot 2 - PCIe x16 : nVidia QUADRO 4000
Slot 3 - PCIe x8m/x4e :
Slot 4 - PCIe x16m/x8e :
Slot 5 - PCIe x16 :
Slot 6 - PCI 32BIT :
Slot 7 - PCIe x16m/x8e :
So, we've set up CS6 (build 6.0.0) with mercury transmit and it's pumping everything out of BM card (drivers 9.5) from the time line. At the minute, we're testing it with raw XD-CAM HD422 mxf wrapped footage on the XD-CAM HD422 Premiere sequence. The BM card is set to 1080i50. All the footage is stored on a NAS with a 1Gb connection. I've also got a few .R3D 4K clips that i'm testing on the XD-CAM HD422 sequence too.
When scrubbing the xd-cam and red footage, we get a lot of black. Both the preview and program playback and paused settings are set to full. When we set this to 1/2, obviously, we get better results. So, this seems to rule out the network as the issue as it's still reading the files weather 1/2 res or full. So, questions;
1: Is Premiere, the Quadro or the BM card the cause for all this black video when trying to scrub?
2: We have a tesla to add to the system. What slot should we put it in for best performance. I'm guessing 5?
3: We're going to add an Intel NIC to see if we can boost network speed, again, which slot for this?
4: Do we need the nVidia transmit driver? http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/cs6-s...driver-uk.html ... surely that's only for people with the nVidia SDI output card, not blackmagic, right??
We've taken a look at the following;
....but it would be nice to hear if Dave from Adobe has any thoughts. Are there any BM peeps on here too??!