Each Studio has different needs, from home videos to feature-length films, from editing to live-streaming, as well as capturing and broadcasting live events. Each need requires sometimes a vastly different setup and budget. With that in mind we found it impossible to individually list all possible configurations of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop or Lightroom for each need and therefore have the system configurators so that we may design a system based on your needs.
Most Videographers will find their Adobe Premiere Pro CC needs can be met with our ADK 4000 Xi9 system for maximum stream count, effects, and Animation. An Intel i9 18 core 9980XE is tough to beat for the majority of people needing to do HD, 4K, 5K, 6K, and 8K production.
For professional producers who need to run large numbers of streams and effects, serious Animation, or Compositing, VR/AR design and want maximum performance you may want to consider the Intel i9 10 core and higher CPUs and X299 board with 7 x PCIe16x slots which are available with our ADK 4500 X299-R.
Note: You will be best off with the CPU i9 system for all GPU accelleration applications since clock speed is crucial for GPU acceleration performance.
For home videos, weekend warrior (occasional pro use) or as an extra rendering/capture box the I7 DVC CL or i7 HDV with the New Skylake. These systems pack a punch without knocking out your wallet. Either system is a great option for SD or HD production.
Our laptops are the perfect option for a portable Adobe Premiere Pro video editing production system. Our 1QCL9R, 8970CL9 are ideal for HD and 4K production, and graphic design. The 16CL9RTX, 8970CL9RTX, 8971CL9TB with Geforce RTX GPU's offer great performance, options, and expansion for most HD, 4K, 5K and 6K workflows. The 9510CL, 9710CL offer desktop processing power in a mobile laptop solution that are ideal for 4K, 5K, 6K, and 8K production and compositing with Nvidia RTX 2060, 2070, and 2080 video card options. Our new 15CL94K 15CL94KRTX OLED display laptops combine the fastest i7/i9 mobile cpu's, Geforce GTX or RTX GPU's, and 4K OLED panels into superb high performance computing solutions for 8K media production, compositing, and grading as well as VR/AR design.
For Adobe video editing systems, we recommend a minimum of 3 hard drives. One drive for the operating system and programs. SSD drives are great for this. One drive (or raid set) for source files (Media Files), and the third (or raid set) for Export (rendering final output), lastly a 4th for Media Cache if you are a higher end user. (raw media, Heavy Animation etc)
For AVCHD, XAVC, XDCAM, DSLR, AVC Intra, ProRes, DNxHD/DNxHR, or Red 4K 2 sets of raid 0 is highly recommended. for Red 5K and others, it varies based on workflow and effects/Layers. Generally, a large 8+ drive Raid array is recommended.
You may also want to consider adding an archival or backup drive or tape-based backup to protect your work from disaster.
An external drive, such as a Thunderbolt 3/USB3.1, USB3 or NAS units are great solutions especially for large capacity and/or high-speed storage. Even though these do take up some desk or rack space, they can be easily detached from the computer and stored in a safe location until it is needed.
While Raid 5/6 is a nice way to achieve redundancy, again you should still have an external solution.
When it comes to hard drive space, more is better, you do not want to fill your drives past 65%, especially Solid State Drives. While compressed video such as XAVC doesn't really take up all that much space, if you are running other 4K+ media, you can quickly fill drives. More importantly is HDD throughput.
Codecs usable on single drives: AVCHD, H264, H265, XAVC, XDCam, AVC Intra, ProRes, DNxHD, R3D 4K
Codecs recommended on raid 0 or SSD's: DNxHR, R3D 5K/6K/8K, Aria Raw
4K + Formats requiring SSD raids or large SAS raids: Cinema DNG, EXR (depends on bit rate used), TIFF (sequence of still based formats)
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