To configure your workstation for Avid
AVID Media Composer is a complex professional film editing program for post-production and editing of film material. In the media industry, Media Composer is the most widely used video editing tool. For Avid Media Composer, a special keyboard with colored keys was designed to separate the individual function groups.
The optimal CPU for Avid Media Composer has at least 6 cores and a high clock rate from 3.5 GHz. For high rendering complexity we recommend a workstation with two processors with 8-10 cores and high frequency clocking from 3.0 GHz.
Bottle neck RAM
Avid Media Composer is a very memory intensive application. Larger raster formats such as UHD or 4K require more memory. We recommend using 32 GB of identical memory for Avid in the future. For larger rendering workflows, up to 128 GB is a better choice.
Graphics card Quadro ./. Geforce ./. AMD
The Avid Media Composer program is able to distinguish between CPU and GPU processors. The Avid program independently decides which processor is best suited for processing the current workflow. If the existing graphics card does not meet Avid's minimum requirements, the CPU automatically performs the calculations. In Avid Media Composer, your rendering results and effects are greatly enhanced by high-end graphics cards as more Cuda cores are available. Multi-track editing of 4K and HD material becomes child's play. Depending on your budget, we recommend using an nVidia Quadro M4000 or M6000. Optionally an nVidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti, RTX2080 or an AMD Radeon Pro W7100 or 8100.
Responsive hard drives - HP Z Turbo Drive
In combination with HP Workstation, we recommend using an HP Z Turbo Drive with 256 or 512 GB for the operating system and CAD software Avid Composer. The HP Z Turbo Drive is directly connected to the computer via the PCIe bus and achieves four times the performance of traditional SSD hard drives when reading their programs. Alternatively, we can recommend a Samsung 970 Pro M.2 SSD with either 256 or 512 GB via a PCIe interface for Dell, Lenovo or Fujitsu workstations.
Perfection through Video Capture Card
Expand your Avid Composer Workstation with a Video Capture Card. Our customers prefer to use a blackmagic 4K extreme or an AJA IO express. The blackmagic 4K extreme captivates with digital content suitable for cinemas. An IO Express is the ultimate PC interface for a high-quality mastering solution for your work with Avid Media Composer.