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AirgunWeb [Avatar]
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Hello all

I find that getting simple direct answers from CyberLInk is very tough. I'm hoping that you all can help.

I'm a content creator and I switched from MAC back to PC last year. The reason I liked the MAC was its ability to edit multiple 4K videos streams with relative ease. What I did not like about the MAC is it's locked architecture.

Here’s what I’ve got acquired so far for my new build.

Intel i9-12900k
32 gb ddr5
Z690 m-board
Nvme storage

Here are my options for graphics cards:

RTX 3070TI
RTX 3060
RX 6700XT

On paper the 3070 TI is the “best” choice. But, since I’m generally working with multiple 4K videos layered on top of each other, will the 12GB vram in the 3060 and 6700 xt provide any advantage over the 3070TI.

So that’s my question. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Rick
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JL_JL [Avatar]
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Arizona, USA Joined: Oct 01, 2006 20:01 Messages: 5233 Offline
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Quote Hello all

I find that getting simple direct answers from CyberLInk is very tough. I'm hoping that you all can help.

I'm a content creator and I switched from MAC back to PC last year. The reason I liked the MAC was its ability to edit multiple 4K videos streams with relative ease. What I did not like about the MAC is it's locked architecture.

Here’s what I’ve got acquired so far for my new build.

Intel i9-12900k
32 gb ddr5
Z690 m-board
Nvme storage

Here are my options for graphics cards:

RTX 3070TI
RTX 3060
RX 6700XT

On paper the 3070 TI is the “best” choice. But, since I’m generally working with multiple 4K videos layered on top of each other, will the 12GB vram in the 3060 and 6700 xt provide any advantage over the 3070TI.

So that’s my question. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Rick

I'm not sure where you read the 3070 Ti is "best" choice for PD. The GA102, 104, 106 used in the 30 series GPU's all have 7th generation NVENC so they will be virtually the same with PD. The only real difference, if you like to use large section of video with say the Van Gogh AI Style Pack, performance difference will exist. vram increase to 12GB will have little effect, monitor your vram usage now and see what you use for the editing features you use.

I've not had too good of luck with AMD cards and PD. Great GPU's, too many anomalies with PD with slow/no resolution.

I don't see this addressing your fundamental need of fluid editing multiple 4K streams with PD though, presumably recorded at high bitrates. Proxy files, intermediate codec conversion, would need to be done to achieve true fluidity while editing, even then, color correction, stabilization or features like that would need proper workflow to minimize editing drag.

Good luck on your new build.

Jeff
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AirgunWeb [Avatar]
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Thanks for the info.

I guess what I'm finding is that while Apple is very constricted on its hardware, it's optimized for the kind of content creation workflow I'm used to, without having to jump through a lot of hoops. It just works.

I'm running mostly Panasonic and Sony cameras and for the most part, it's been fine now that I'm using shadow files (do you know of a way to specify where those are created? I'd like to not have them on my main app drive)

As for the 3070ti, "performance" numbers have it as "faster" than the other cards, but I know that does not tell the whole story of how it will work in PD. If the encoder is essentially the same and therefore does not matter, I may just stick with a 3060 for editing and save the 3070ti a gaming rig.

Not that it's relevant, but I'm disappointed that the AMD GPUs do not perform well with PD. Seems they are still struggling to catch up to Nvidia on many fronts.

I guess I'll continue the learning curve as it's been a painful and expensive one, but I have learned a lot in the process.

Thanks again for the help. I may do some videos on the journey from mac to PC content creation to help others through the process.

Cheers
Rick


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I'm not sure where you read the 3070 Ti is "best" choice for PD. The GA102, 104, 106 used in the 30 series GPU's all have 7th generation NVENC so they will be virtually the same with PD. The only real difference, if you like to use large section of video with say the Van Gogh AI Style Pack, performance difference will exist. vram increase to 12GB will have little effect, monitor your vram usage now and see what you use for the editing features you use.

I've not had too good of luck with AMD cards and PD. Great GPU's, too many anomalies with PD with slow/no resolution.

I don't see this addressing your fundamental need of fluid editing multiple 4K streams with PD though, presumably recorded at high bitrates. Proxy files, intermediate codec conversion, would need to be done to achieve true fluidity while editing, even then, color correction, stabilization or features like that would need proper workflow to minimize editing drag.

Good luck on your new build.

Jeff
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JL_JL [Avatar]
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Quote I'm running mostly Panasonic and Sony cameras and for the most part, it's been fine now that I'm using shadow files (do you know of a way to specify where those are created? I'd like to not have them on my main app drive

The are generated in subfolder ShadowEditFiles in the location you have specified in the pref > File > Export folder: location.

Jeff
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