Computers and studio gear http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/computers-and-studio-gear/feed.rss Sat, 22 Jul 17 02:51:09 -0600 Computers and studio gear en-CA Intel Coffee Lake CPUs leaks, 2018 release http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16068/intel-coffee-lake-cpus-leaks-2018-release Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:29:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16068@/talks/discussions image

Both desktop and notebook performance lines will have 6 cores.

Yet, display and decoders support will be as Kaby Lake.

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Also no progress with HDMI 2.0 support, again motherboard must have build in DP 1.2 to HDMI.

Check more at http://wccftech.com/intel-coffee-lake-2018-cpu-details/

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AMD Threadripper 16-core CPU http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16950/amd-threadripper-16-core-cpu Wed, 17 May 2017 02:42:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16950@/talks/discussions

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AMD RX Vega Lineup http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16940/amd-rx-vega-lineup Mon, 15 May 2017 10:59:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16940@/talks/discussions

AMD is expected to unveil its upcoming Vega based graphics cards at this year’s Computex on 31st May.

First card will be called the RX Vega Core which will start at $399. It will deliver performance on par with or better than Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070.

RX Vega Eclipse which will be priced at $499 and will compete head to head with the GTX 1080.

RX Vega Nova will be the Big Vega that will retail at $599 and rival the GTX 1080 Ti.

http://digiworthy.com/2017/05/14/amd-rx-vega-lineup-fastest-vega-nova/

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Ninja Inferno with HDR and 4Kp60 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16625/ninja-inferno-with-hdr-and-4kp60 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:18:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16625@/talks/discussions

Available at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1327199-REG/atomos_atomnjain1_7_1980x1200_4k60p_hdmi_2_0.html

Melbourne, Australia – 23rd March 2017: Today, Atomos brings the power of 4Kp60 10-bit ProRes recording and HDR monitoring to the GH5 for an amazingly low price of just $995.

“Our message to video Pro’s is to Go HDR 4Kp60 Today showcased by the GH5 and Ninja Inferno combo”, said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “For less than $3k it’s an unbeatable total package especially when considering having 4K HDR content ready for clients, Netflix and YouTube is a must”.

Atomos has always led the way advancing the quality, affordability and simplicity of filmmaking by adding professional features to popular Japanese cameras. Atomos are again first to launch a portable HDR 4Kp60 10-bit 422 monitor recorder. Timed with the release of the powerful Panasonic GH5 and a $995 price point Ninja Inferno empowers the masses.

Just as the original Atomos Ninja broke open DSLR filmmaking by giving the Canon 5DMKIII professional Apple ProRes recording & the original Atomos Shogun pioneered 4K with the Sony a7s and Panasonic GH4, the Ninja Inferno now arms the Panasonic GH5, the hottest camera of 2017, with HDR Apple Pro-Res 10-bit 4:2:2 4Kp60 over HDMI 2.0 – a feat not possible internally on the GH5. This marks another incredible Atomos breakthrough – professional 10-bit color resolution, 4:2:2 color accuracy, high frame rate 4K 60p video resolution & all with the incredible brightness range that HDR delivers in PQ or HLG.

Apart from being an obvious companion for the new GH5, the Ninja Inferno is the world’s first HDMI monitor-recorder to accept 4K DCI signals from cameras like the Panasonic GH4 / DVX200 / HCX1000 / UX180 / HCX1, Sony FS7 / Z100 and the JVC LS300. Support for the 4096 DCI standard unlocks cinema recording from these 4K video & mirrorless DSLRs.

For the Ninja Inferno, like its flagship sibling the Shogun Inferno, we have created the ultimate monitor through end-to-end custom engineering of all components. It starts with a 1920x1200 resolution LCD panel and add 10-bit processing in highlights and equivalent 10+ bit resolution in blacks. This is achieved through the patented AtomHDR engine which when combined with our custom Atomos-built backlight allows the power of 1500nits to be utilized for High Bright Rec709 or HDR PQ/HLG at 10+ stops. The full-size HDMI 2.0 connection bypasses the camera’s internal limitations by recording to 4Kp60 4:2:2 10-bit pristine video in grading-friendly Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR. The Ninja Inferno upgrades mirrorless and DSLR camera audio by including balanced XLR input and 48V Phantom Power, negating the need to purchase separate audio recorders. For on set review, the wide angle 7” calibrated screen, playback controls, playlist and XML tagging make the Ninja Inferno the perfect client or director’s monitor, with playout to the latest HDR PQ/HLG or SDR TV’s. The Ninja Inferno is equally adept in the editing suite as it is in the field with the recorded files dropping directly onto the timeline of all the major NLE editing and grading software with the HDMI input capable of accepting HDR signals to make the Ninja Inferno an unbelievably affordable HDR reference monitor for portable or in studio color grading.

The Ninja Inferno, which is shipping now for MSRP $995, is the ultimate camera accessory for the GH5, the popular Sony FS7 or cameras with 4K DCI output & other 4Kp60 / 4Kp30 / HDp60 cameras looking for a future proof monitor-recorder.

HDR now comes free across the Atomos 4K Line-up

Timed with the release of the Ninja Inferno, Atomos have driven down the price of the existing line-up, passing on the volume savings they receive due to the popularity of the entire HDR range. The Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame are now $995 and $795 respectively (both models ship with mains power supply, recording caddy & travel case. The Shogun Flame also ships with an XLR breakout cable). To complement all models in the line-up, Atomos have developed a tailored Accessory Kit and Power Kit that arm users with everything needed to power, control, dock, charge and safely carry the units at an amazing price. The flagship Shogun Inferno continues to ship as is today.

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Quantum dots - next big thing in monitors (aka Sony TRILUMINOS) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10963/quantum-dots-next-big-thing-in-monitors-aka-sony-triluminos Sun, 03 Aug 2014 06:08:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10963@/talks/discussions

Idea behind this displays is to use quantum dot effect making very sharp spectrum peaks for red, green and blue. Such approach allow to improve color gamut while keeping energy efficiency.

Sony’s approach uses an uncoated LED inside a thin glass tube packed with red and green quantum dots supplied by Massachussetts company QD Vision. When the dots get blasted with electricity, they only emit light at their characteristic wavelengths, which, combined with the blue light from the LED, form a white light that’s more intense at those three points.

It is used in their TV, Monitors, tablets and phones.

Like:

HiSense introduced a 4K quantum-dot “Wide Gamut TV,” which uses QDEF film rather than the QD Vision rail. It will enter the Chinese market in March; U.S. in the summer. Maximum size is 85 inches, and there is an H.265 decoder built in.

See more at:

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Samsung KU and MU 40" UHD TVs as monitors http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17315/samsung-ku-and-mu-40-uhd-tvs-as-monitors Sat, 08 Jul 2017 22:53:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17315@/talks/discussions image

What models are best?

  • Present year line is MU, last year line is KU.
  • For sRGB you need to focus on 6000 and 7000 lines, they can be adjusted to almost perfectly match SRGB (99% according to measurements)
  • All models use good VA panels.

Models from cheapens to more expensive for now

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LeapMotion http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3291/leapmotion Mon, 21 May 2012 13:38:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3291@/talks/discussions This guys rised almost 13 millions not long ago http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/05/leap-motion-raises-1275-million.html

No one really can tell if they are up to the task, but you can preorder this stuff.

http://leapmotion.com/


Final Cut XII courses in 2014

Jim, how can I cut and color correct this using only 7 fingers?
It is not possible, Mark, you need to use 9, and one hand must be above your head constantly.

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Reference mini active speakers topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4437/reference-mini-active-speakers-topic Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:59:20 -0600 gameb 4437@/talks/discussions I cannot find anything that convinces me. Klein & Hummel MM 201 or M 52, Genelec 6010, Avantone Pro, Audioengine etc. are great but are "too big" for what I want. I am looking for something really small, portable, like the Ucube (80mmx80mm), but when I listened to them in the shop, I was disappointed. I only need a decent reference, so I don't have to edit with the sound coming from the MBP13 or the headphones. Appreciate suggestions.

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H.264 decoding and NLEs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16925/h.264-decoding-and-nles Sat, 13 May 2017 23:35:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16925@/talks/discussions Follow-up to http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16921/hevc-decoding-and-nles

H.264 decoding in fps.

1080p30 27Mbps, Twinpeaks

  • Haswell - 1070/1070/1070
  • CPU 4790 - 515/515/515
  • SandyBridge - 484/484/484
  • GTX 960 - 475/475/475
  • RX 470 - 288/308/326
  • Radeon - 5750 46/56/62

1080p24 4 ref frames, 112Mbps, Birds

  • GTX 960 - 171/177/176
  • SandyBridge - 151/160/161
  • CPU 4790 - 100/110/113
  • RX 470 - 75/86/92
  • Radeon 5750 - 13/27/47

1080p30 5 ref frames, 108Mbps Ducks Take Off

  • Haswell - 413/413/413
  • GTX 1060 - 249/258/249
  • GTX 960 - 181/191/192
  • SandyBridge - 168/183/183
  • CPU 4790 - 115/125/134
  • RX 470 - 80/98/110
  • Radeon 5750 - 0/30/58

Via https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1712350#post1712350

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HEVC Decoding and NLEs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16921/hevc-decoding-and-nles Sat, 13 May 2017 04:09:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16921@/talks/discussions 4K Low mbit sample, LG_4K_View-the-Feeling (2160p@29.970fps ~25Mbps)

  • GTX 1060 - 217/223/227
  • GTX 1050 Ti - 195/199/204
  • Skylake HD 530 - 146/168/202
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 97/123/147
  • RX 470 - 101/107/113

4K High mbit, high fps - Crowd_run 4K@50fps -300Mbps

  • GTX 1060 - 139/145/147
  • GTX 1050 - Ti 115/125/128
  • Skylake HD 530 - 102/114/119
  • GTX 1050 - 94/106/114
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 72/92/98
  • RX 470 - 60/72/79

4K Very high mbit, 60fps, 8bit - Netflix_TunnelFlag_4096x2160_60fps_x265_8bit_700Mbit

  • GTX 1060 - 81/91/101
  • GTX 1050 Ti - 66/80/92
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 57/72/87
  • GTX 1050 - 49/64/74
  • GTX 960 - 47/59/71
  • RX 470 - 34/46/55

8K MBC UHD Music Core GFriend - Rough (4in1) 8k@60fps-80Mbps

  • GTX 1060 - 59/60/63
  • GTX 1050 Ti - 54/55/56
  • GTX 1050 - 52/54/55
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 24/25/29

From https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1799099#post1799099

If camera HEVC stream matches standard 4K HEVC native files (both 8 and 10bit) must be editable in properly made NLE on latest GTX cards or even CPU.

Yet most popular NLEs internal pipeline design is very old and so horrible...

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Samsung 40 TVs can also become tricky as monitors http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17280/samsung-40-tvs-can-also-become-tricky-as-monitors Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:34:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17280@/talks/discussions As Samsung stopped using Sharp produced panels they now want to replace them with different manufacturers.

And it will be BOE и Innolux and .. LG. Main impact will be on 40" models.

Note that LG is famous for making cheap RGBW panels http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16280/4k-cheap-lg-tv-series-are-unsuitable-as-monitors#Item_2

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Blackmagic Video Assist 4K for $595 only now http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14980/blackmagic-video-assist-4k-for-595-only-now Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:35:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14980@/talks/discussions image

  • 7" 1920 x 1200 screen
  • 2 mini-XLR audio inputs with phantom power
  • 2 SD cards
  • 2160p30 support
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HD ProRes or DNxHD recording.
  • Dual UHS-II SDHC card recorders
  • -128dBV noise floor for high quality audio recording.
  • LANC connection for remote control.
  • Auto start/stop recording using HDMI or SDI triggers.
  • Includes slots for 2 hot pluggable batteries as well as 12V DC power input.
  • Full compatibility with editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Premier Pro.
  • All in one design, mount to cameras, hold in your hand or set up on a table with the included kickstand.
  • Includes 6G-SDI input allowing it to be used as an Ultra HD monitor.
  • Available at https://www.adorama.com/bmvideoas4.html

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/blackmagicvideoassist

PR

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.

The Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is perfect for customers that need better monitoring and higher quality recording. Older cameras often feature custom and hard to use file or tape formats, while lower cost consumer cameras often have poor quality file formats and small screens, limiting their professional use. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K solves this problem because it works with every type of camera from DSLRs to older tape based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features two built in high speed UHS-II recorders that work with the latest high performance SD cards, making them fast enough to record Ultra HD video up to 2160p30 on widely available, inexpensive SD cards. Files are saved as broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video in either ProRes or DNxHD formats, making them compatible with all popular editing software, like DaVinci Resolve, so you can start editing immediately without having to transcode or convert files. Recording can be triggered to start and stop using LANC or over HDMI or SDI from the camera. With two built in recorders, customers get non-stop recording because when one card is full it automatically continues onto the next. The new high speed SD cards are compatible with existing SD card readers so they can be mounted directly on a computer for cloning and backup using the included DaVinci Resolve software.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is also an extremely high quality audio recorder that features two mini XLR inputs with 48V of phantom power so customers can attach external microphones. This totally eliminates the problems with auto gain controls on DLSR cameras and, with an amazing low electrical noise floor of -128dBV, the recordings are incredibly high quality and sound dramatically better than camera audio. Sound is recorded into the same file as the video, so customers don’t have to worry about AV sync between separate audio and video files!

Durable and lightweight, the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, 7 inch high resolution 1920 x 1200 monitor and touchscreen with a wide 135º viewing angle. The extra resolution of the screen lets customers view 16:9 sources and see critical status information without covering the image. The display is also a touchscreen that lets customers use simple tap and swipe gestures to display camera information, change settings and evaluate audio and video levels. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features an elegant heads up display overlay that lets customers keep their eyes on the shot while viewing the current input frame rate, histogram, audio meters, timecode and more.

For power, Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features two standard LP-E6 battery slots that allow hot swapping of batteries while in use, and it can be powered using the 12V DC input. The batteries are discharged serially, so only 1 is used at a time. When there’s power, the batteries are charged in parallel, which saves time when recharging.

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Blackmagic Video Assist - FullHD 5" monitor with ProRes and DNxHD recorder, $395 now http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12793/blackmagic-video-assist-fullhd-5-monitor-with-prores-and-dnxhd-recorder-395-now Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:09:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12793@/talks/discussions image

Available at https://www.adorama.com/bmvideoassi.html

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicvideoassist

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4K cheap LG TV series are unsuitable as monitors http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16280/4k-cheap-lg-tv-series-are-unsuitable-as-monitors Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:46:45 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16280@/talks/discussions Due to this thing

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LG takes an unorthodox approach to how it handles the white subpixels in its 6100-, 6500-, and 6800-series TVs. Instead of adding white subpixels to the RGB subpixel arrays, as it does with its OLED models, it replaces every fourth red, green, or blue subpixel with a white one. So three out of every four whole pixels are missing colors.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3104880/smart-tv/how-lg-uses-fuzzy-math-to-label-some-of-its-lcd-tvs-as-4k.html

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10Gbit Home Network, time has come http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17213/10gbit-home-network-time-has-come Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:38:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17213@/talks/discussions image

Affordable network card for around $99

https://www.amazon.com/XG-C100C-Network-Adapter-PCI-E-Single/dp/B072N84DG6/

Switch

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Affordable switch, sadly only 2 10Gbit ports here.

https://www.amazon.com/XG-U2008-Unmanaged-2-Port-8-Port-Gigabit/dp/B01LZMM7ZO

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Lenovo: Story of idiots http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5856/lenovo-story-of-idiots Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:08:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5856@/talks/discussions image

Lenovo will continue to destroy all advantages of ThinkPad design.

They do it one by one:

  • Making construction cheaper and weaker
  • Horrible cheap materials now used for most models
  • Rock solid, best notebook keyboards first were made quite flimsy
  • Secondly keys were replaced to modern cheap ones
  • Famous very good IBM layout had been replaced by one used in cheapest IdeaPads
  • Now we can see fully removed TrackPoint buttons because some designer figured out that it'll be cheaper to force you press trackpad.

Btw, Ideapad brand will be destroyed as complete failure. And ThinkPad will be widened to try to sell all their crap.

My IBM 600e looks like something made by alients compared to my modern ThinkPad.

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AMD RX 550 - tiny beast for video editing http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16904/amd-rx-550-tiny-beast-for-video-editing Wed, 10 May 2017 19:26:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16904@/talks/discussions image

It has all pluses of 500 series H.264/HEVC dedicated decoders/encoders, slow GPU/memory speed for playback mode.

If you do simple editing, especially in Final Cut X, Edius, Vegas, PowerDirector, Video Pro X - it is one of best options.

It is extremely cold and 50W consumption max.

Note - I suggest 4Gb version, it is very cheap at around $100

2Gb start from around $80

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=amd+rx+550&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aamd+rx+550

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Xiaomi Mi Air, same as Apple but cheaper http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15427/xiaomi-mi-air-same-as-apple-but-cheaper Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:20:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15427@/talks/discussions

Info

  • 12.5" model is $525 Core M3/ 4GB RAM/ 128GB SSD/ USB 3.0 and HDMI ports + USB-C port, 11.5 hours battery
  • 13.3" model is $750, Core i5-6200U/GeForce 940MX/8GB RAM/256GB SSD, 40Wh battery, 0.6" thick, 2.8 pounds
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Edit Monitor Suggestions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17184/edit-monitor-suggestions- Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:48:51 -0600 club_irate 17184@/talks/discussions I am from Mumbai, India and the monitor rates are quite high compared to the western countries. I am looking at suggestions for the best monitor to go for.

Posting 3 monitors which seemed interesting but if there are any better Monitor recommendations for Video editing on premiere pro under 350$ ideally available in India, they are more than welcome. Just that i am not looking at FULL HD Resolution, 2k and upwards is ideal.

. I will use my Lenovo y510 to output via HDMI to the monitor. Its HDMI 1.4b port can handle 2.5k res. (http://www.amazon.in/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y510p-Gaming-Laptop/dp/B01MSEDDXN?tag=googinhydr18418-21&tag=googinkenshoo-21&ascsubtag=354746d0-480b-418a-97ec-4111664e96c6)

I use a GH5 & GH4 camera with external 10 bit recorder but always give final output to 2K. I am not keen on going 4K as i dont have the budget and i am pretty happy with UHD & being under 30 inches but above 25 inches and above.

LG 29UB67 21:9 UltraWide Business Monitor http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00VX8GU34/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=733112647&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B01BQ2N480&pf_rd_m=A1VBAL9TL5WCBF&pf_rd_r=1JCY5QBWYR2TRYVS257N

BenQ BL2420PT http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00UAMYTR8/ref=psdc_1375425031_t3_B00NZTKOQI

LG Electronics UM67 29UM67 29-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-29UM67-29-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B00VBNQJKU

LG 29UM68-P https://www.amazon.com/LG-29UM68-P-29-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01B9IDLAW?tag=dt-bestof-20&psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAIPJSH7HP4X5434FQ&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01B9IDLAW&ascsubtag=computing:765711:1497877413b8c1b9b4

Thanks guys & hoping for some valuable inputs.

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Good Tech Computer Porn Videos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17180/good-tech-computer-porn-videos Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:35:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17180@/talks/discussions It is real hardcore porno stuff, no marketing, just explanation mostly of power side designs

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrwObTfqv8u1KO7Fgk-FXHQ

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Sandy Bridge - old but usable, even for 4K http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17145/sandy-bridge-old-but-usable-even-for-4k Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:26:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17145@/talks/discussions For starters small tip. Not all guys know that you can overclock even non K models, if on proper MB.

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Usually it is enough to use build in MB automatic feature.

On average it'll be 3.8Ghz for 4 cores mode + 103Mhz BCLK, overall it is 15% performance rise (it takes Intel around 4 CPU generations now to do same :-).

In reality, of course it is simpler to get I-2550K for $75 at

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-For-lntel-Processor-i5-2550K-Quad-Core-3-4GHz-Socket-LGA-1155-6MB-Cache-TDP/32636164655.html

or i2500 if you have MB supporting QuickSync (like Z77, P67 does not support it)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-Quad-Core-3-3GHz-LGA-1155-TDP-95W-6MB-Cache-With/32479277232.html

Around 95-99% of CPUs work perfect at 4500Ghz, and around 30-40% on good cooler can work at 4.8-5Ghz.

Overclocked Sandy Bridge with GPU like 1050 / RX 460 still is cheapest build for 4K editing, especially with proper editor.

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Intel 300-series chipsets and cartel agreements http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17161/intel-300-series-chipsets-and-cartel-agreements Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:12:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17161@/talks/discussions

Intel's upcoming Z370 chipsets, for its Coffee Lake-based processors which are schedule to start rolling out in August, will not feature integrated Wi-Fi and USB 3.1. Intel originally planned to release the Coffee Lake platform in 2018 with the 300-series chipsets to feature Wi-Fi (802.11ac R2 and Bluetooth 5.0) and USB 3.1 Gen2.

Sounds like bullshit. Actually Intel intentionally protect some manufacturers of USB and other controllers. Motherboard vendors also very much like such approach as it allows to offer premium models with such features and get bigger margins. This story was same with USB 3.0.

However, other 300-series chipsets including the Z390 and H370, planned for early 2018, will support Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 Gen2.

So, Z370 is planned to be ala P67. Get some premium cut from early adapters while selling them actually almost same Z170 chipset for third time.

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Nvidia GT 1030, cheapest 4Kp60 card http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17150/nvidia-gt-1030-cheapest-4kp60-card Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:48:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17150@/talks/discussions image

Note - if you plan to use two 4K displays (strange for such card, but) better get MSI card with DP port (as DVI is 1080p120 max).

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT-1030-2G-LP/dp/B071L4VKF6/

Note - it is not really good card for BM or such.

Decoding modes (DXVA Checker, most important)

  • MPEG2and1_VLD: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K
  • MPEG2_VLD: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K
  • H264_VLD_Stereo_Progressive_NoFGT: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K
  • H264_VLD_Stereo_NoFGT: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K
  • H264_VLD_NoFGT: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K
  • HEVC_VLD_Main: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K / 8K
  • HEVC_VLD_Main10: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K / 8K
  • MJPEG_VLD_NVIDIA: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K
  • VP9_VLD_Profile0: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K / 8K
  • VP9_VLD_10bit_Profile2: DXVA2/D3D11, SD / HD / FHD / 4K / 8K
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Nvidia GPUs design http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16967/nvidia-gpus-design Fri, 19 May 2017 03:40:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16967@/talks/discussions GTX 1030, ultra budget card

GP108-300-A1 chip, SMMs - 3, 64bit bus, 48Gb/s bandwidth, 942 GFlops

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GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti, budget cards

GP107-300(400)-A1, SMMs - 5(6), 128bit bus, 112Gb/s bandwidth, 1733(1981) GFlops

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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/6GB, medium card

GP106-300(400)-A1, SMMs - 9(10), 192bit bus, 192Gb/s bandwidth, 3470 (3855 ) GFlops

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GeForce GTX 1070 / GTX 1080, advanced cards

GP104-200(400)-A1, SMMs - 15(20), 256bit bus, 256 (320)Gb/s bandwidth, 5783 (8228 ) GFlops

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GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, top cards

GP102-350SMMs - 28, 352bit bus, 484 Gb/s bandwidth, 10609 GFlops

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You can see extreme savings on design, as all cards consist from literally same blocks, just different number of them.

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Capitalism: Planning and DRAM http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17041/capitalism-planning-and-dram Mon, 29 May 2017 08:04:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17041@/talks/discussions image

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Capitalism is very efficient, somewhere. DRAM prices (same as NAND) is kind of mad, due to production/consumption issues and cartel agreements that followed.

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Intel GPU design http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17017/intel-gpu-design Thu, 25 May 2017 13:08:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17017@/talks/discussions Intel processor graphics GPUs have two main groups of hardware:

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*Execution Units/EUs: General purpose execution units. These are used for graphics rendering, but they are also suited to a wide range of media processing tasks. * Media Fixed Function: In addition, specialized fixed function hardware accelerates video codec and frame processing algorithms for fundamentally higher performance at lower power than the EUs or CPUs.

The basic unit of the GPU architecture is the subslice. This contains EUs and memory components. They are assembled into slices.

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Subslices are assembled into slices

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Execution Units are general purpose compute engines ideal for video processing uses. They are often used by encode for parts of the algorithm not run in fixed function like rate control and mode decisions. The samplers are also highly important to media tasks. They are used by resize and motion estimation.

In addition to EU slices, there is an “unslice” with additional hardware engines individually schedulable for media tasks:

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  1. VDBox (also known as MFX) for codec operations
  2. VEBox (also known as VQE) provides hardware acceleration for video enhancement/frame processing operations.

VDbox/MFX contains:

  • Bitstream decoder (BSD).
  • ENC (intra prediction, motion estimation)
  • PAK (quantization, entropy coding, pixel reconstruction, motion compensation)

VEbox/VQE contains:

  • Denoise
  • Advanced Deinterlace (ADI)
  • Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (LACE)
  • Camera processing features (skin tone enhancement, etc.)

Intel FP32 GPU performance is still very low

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Info from https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/managed/09/02/Intel_Media_Developers_Guide.pdf

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Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11950/convergent-design-odyssey-7q-and-7q- Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:44:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11950@/talks/discussions

In short, they added old HDMI 1.4 for recording 4K at no more than 30 fps.

http://www.convergent-design.com/

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Choosing the GPU for my new rig http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13144/choosing-the-gpu-for-my-new-rig Tue, 09 Jun 2015 02:05:03 -0600 Riker 13144@/talks/discussions I'm trying to get the final piece for my puzzle, reading all across the web about what exact GPU would be the most fitting for Premiere CS6. I've read numerous replies, from "go with the latest, fastes nvidia gaming card" to "get the old 580 because it still rocks".

My shopping list so far is;

i7 4790K - Z97 Pro - 32 GB RAM - Intel 535 480GB (OS / apps / scratch) - WD Black 2TB (media)

I use this primarily and only for editing my own footage (AVCHD). I use only 2 brands of camera, not sure if I can name names, but one can deliver 100 Mbps 4K video in AVCHD, and 200 Mbps in 1080p, and the other one is the most popular action cam on the market. I use CS6 and if someone convinces me, I could consider switching to CC...so that should also be taken into consideration.

I would like to finalize my build by choosing the right card for this system, so if you can give me any advice, that would be awesome. I don't need any raid setups, for my intents and purposes I believe a straighforward build like this is enough, one day I might experiment with M2 but that's out of the option now.

Also, I do some mographs in AE but as far as I can tell, GPU acceleration in AE is for raytracing only, which is something I don't do so...I guess it doesn't matter. If the GPU can improve working in Resolve, that would be great.

Hope to get some good advices, and if you have any other suggestions on my build, feel free to add.

Thanks

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iMac Fake Pro Computer coming fall 2017 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17097/imac-fake-pro-computer-coming-fall-2017 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:09:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17097@/talks/discussions image

  • 27" IPS 5K 500nit screen (means no HDR)
  • 8-bit panel, uses dithering to emulate 10 bits
  • soldered Xeon CPUs
  • soldered RAM
  • soldered SSD
  • soldered GPU
  • completely non upgradable mess
  • cost from $5000, but it is only 8 core CPU, minimum ram and HDD
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Roland V-1HD, Portable 4 Channel HD Video Switcher http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14100/roland-v-1hd-portable-4-channel-hd-video-switcher- Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:27:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14100@/talks/discussions

  • Input Formats: HDMI: 720/59.94p, 720/50p(FORMAT Switch = 720p) / HDMI: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, / 1080/50p (FORMAT Switch = 1080i or 1080p)
  • Output Formats: HDMI: 720/59.94p, 720/50p (FORMAT Switch = 720p) / HDMI: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i (FORMAT Switch = 1080i) / HDMI: 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p (FORMAT Switch = 1080p)
  • Input Connectors: HDMI Input 1-4: Type A (19 pins) x 4 *HDCP Supported
  • Audio Processing: Sampling rate: 24 bit/48 kHz
  • $995

http://www.amazon.com/Roland-V-1HD-Portable-Channel-Switcher/dp/B017Y3JSZ8/

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