Moving from Mac to PC?
We've helped a large number of our customers transition to PC and have put together a FAQ with the most common questions we receive. Ranging from migrating projects, alternatives to ProRes, or simply navigating the Windows UI; we can help you make the move from Mac to PC.
Premiere Pro CC Workstation FAQ
I'm thinking of moving from Mac to PC. Can you help?
Absolutely! Over the years we have helped quite a few of our customer make the move from Mac to PC. In fact, it is a large enough number that we have a dedicated Moving from Mac to PC? FAQ page to answer some of the more common questions we receive.
Will a new computer mean I won't need to use proxies?
Our systems are optimized for Premiere Pro which should minimize the amount of proxies you need to use. However, whether you will be able to forgo proxies entirely depends on the codec/wrapper you use, the framerate of your project, the number of video layers visible, and the type of effects you have applied.
Do any of your systems support Thunderbolt?
Yes! Our Standard Workstation natively supports Thunderbolt 3 which is currently the latest and fastest version of Thunderbolt. Unfortunately, our R3D Optimized system uses the AMD Threadripper platform which, while great when working with RED footage, does not have official Thunderbolt support.
Do your systems support 10-bit HDMI or SDI displays?
Depending on the selected hardware, our workstations do support 10-bit displays. One method to do so is to use an NVIDIA Quadro video card, but we also list a number of Blackmagic Decklink cards that can be used for 10-bit HDMI/SDI 4K displays. Depending on the ports you need, we currently offer both the Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor 4K and the Decklink Studio 4K 6G-SDI.
These systems are too big. Do you have anything more compact?
We can certainly configure a more compact workstation if you need something that either fits in a smaller space or is easier to transport. However, be aware that they will have fewer RAM and storage capacity so they will not be quite as robust as the systems we specifically target for Premiere Pro. We recommend contacting one of our consultants, or if you wish to configure one yourself, our Peak Mini platform is a great starting point.
Will your systems work for 360 degree or VR video?
Yes! We have tested our systems to verify that they fully support Premiere Pro's 360 degree video editing and have also used direct-attached headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive Pro with no issues. In fact, since Premiere Pro does not support the stitching of 360 degree video, we have also done extensive testing for Kolor's Autopano Video Pro looking at CPU performance, GPU performance, and even how our workstations compare to the Mac Pro.
I'm not sure what system hardware I should use. Help!
Depending on how much you want to dig into hardware and system specs, we have a couple different ways to help. First, we have a Hardware Recommendations page specifically for Premiere Pro that goes over all the different major hardware components and why you would use one part over another. Alternatively, you can always contact one of our consultants and we can help you configure a system that is perfectly tailored for your workflow.
Phone: (425) 458-0273
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