Hey guys.. lately i've been doing some jobs where we run 40/90fps at 5k/4k at the lowest compression ratios (40fps/5kFF/5:1 example) and eat through 128SSDs in roughly 11 minutes.
Typically for a job like this I'm having enough trouble keeping up with the offloads (mac pro tower with sonnet 4EP Esata card running to RAIDs, so my offload is about 20 minutes for a full 128GB SSD to two places, a master and a backup)
NOW, when production wants to walk with the transocdes that night typically it takes me 2 hours to even get them into their hands, which I feel is normal but if I could speed it up I'd love to (Nothing like having a producer sitting with you as the stage gets cleaned up and you're still transcoding).
For jobs like this i'd like to bring on a 2nd rocket but not sure what the best setup would be.. Currently the rocket lives in my mac pro tower in the 8X slot, above it is an empty 4X slot. Could I use that? would having a rocket in an 8X and 4X lane cause issues? would I notice any quicker of a render?