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I am loving the possibilities of Ingex and what it promises.
I am putting together a small studio setup for my church's studio.
Is it possible (at leastI in theory) to record 4 HD channels in machine? I plan to put together a macine with a Black Magic Designs Decklink Quad card.
What processor and amount of ram would I need?
It depends on the recording format, amongst other things. 4 x DVCPROHD is not too hard.
Ok. Thanks John_f!
12 cores with 16 gb of ram should allow me to DVCProHD?
You also said "amongst other things. What else do I need to consider?
I have managed 4 HD (DNX) in one box. But using 2 DVS cards and being careful to balance the load between the split PCIe bus with regard to the capture cards, the graphics card, and the raid controllers. Having all 4 channels on one PCIe slot may be too much.
Ok Timnich. That is interesting. Never thought of that
So I should go with 2 Decklink Duos then?
I would have thought that 2 duo's would be a better bet, but then make sure you have a motherboard which splits the pcie bus between the two controller chips.
Timnich, which processor are you using? And how much RAM?
I am doing some research on processors and noticing that clockspeed and number of cores are not all there is to real life performance.
I am contemplating using a E3-1270, which has only 4 cores, but seems to be good on performance. That will be paired with 16gb RAM, and I am checking now to see if the motherboard allows me to split the PCI load across chips
Dual quad core 3Ghz on a Supermicro X8DTH motherboard with12G Ram.
You will need the dual processors to get split pcie bus working across the two 5520 Northbridges (or equivalent)
I have a prospective system although the clock speed is not as high as yours.
2x Intel Xeon E5606 2.13GHz Quad-Core
Super Micro X8DTL-iF-B Motherboard
12GB DDR3-1333 RAM