Home Your Ad Here

Go Back   IndieTalk - Indie Film Forum > Tools of the Trade > Computers/Software

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2017, 08:35 PM   #1
Krios
Premiere Member
 
Krios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: La-la land
Posts: 120
Idea AFX video editing: HDD vs. SDD vs. RAM

Here's a little experiment to figure out the speed of various storage options for video editing.
The tests were done on a Win7 rig, running After Effects (AFX). The virtual RAM drive was set up with ImDisk (free).

Storage options: 1. HDD (regular storage) | 2. SSD (Force GT) | 3. RAM (virtual drive)

The 1st test: loading a 50 sec. preview into RAM - 1920x1080 sequential JPG files
  • HDD - 28 sec.
  • SSD - 27 sec.
  • RAM - 27 sec.

Loading sequential JPGs did not make much difference.
For the 2nd test, the sequential JPGs were exported from AFX into an uncompressed AVI (7GB/minute, 1080p)
  • HDD - 66 sec.
  • SSD - 31 sec.
  • RAM - 10 sec.

Loading a preview of the AVI definitely made a difference! Also, previewing the footage real-time (w/space bar) was noticeably smoother from RAM. So if you have a few GBs of RAM to spare, you could speed up your workflow considerably with a virtual HD. But if you're editing on a budget (w/HDD), converting large video files to sequential JPGs might be something worth considering.

Happy editing!

Last edited by Krios; 05-04-2017 at 11:07 AM. Reason: SDD to SSD
Krios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today   #1A
film guy
Basic Member
 
Posts: 17

 
Old 05-03-2017, 10:05 PM   #2
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,268
SDD or SSD (Solid State Drive)?

SD Cards and micro SD Cards are coming a long way. There are 512 Gig SD Cards that are getting faster and faster. 1 TB SD Cards are around the corner.

The first 512 Gig micro SD Card will be coming out this July. Right now, 512 Gigs are only available in full size SD Cards.

Computers are coming up to a road block barrior for processing power. The next generation of computers, Quantum computers, are in development to set new boundaries not just for computing, but for artificial intelligence development as well. Intel's new 5G network is now in development for "learning machines" and self-driving automobiles.

A good test of processing power is a multi layered special effect to render. The more layers, the more time it takes to render.

Last edited by Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC; 05-04-2017 at 12:38 PM.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #3
Krios
Premiere Member
 
Krios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: La-la land
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC View Post
SDD or SSD (Solid State Drive)?
Definitely SSD! Thanks for pointing that out Mike.
Looks like we have a lot of new technology to look forward to.
Krios is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
after effects, hdd, ram, sdd, video editing


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


©IndieTalk