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Recommended Systems for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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If you workflow includes significant amounts of RED RAW (.R3D) footage, you might want a workstation that is tailored for that codec. In our testing, we have found that most other codecs slightly prefer Intel Core i7/i9 processors, but R3D shows higher performance using the AMD Threadripper platform used in this workstation. Compared to a similarly priced Intel-based system, this workstation will give ~6% lower FPS for live playback of most other codecs, but in return will net you ~16% higher FPS for R3D media.

While this system has a wide range of storage options (including NVMe, SSD, and platter drives) and up to 128GB of RAM, do note that this AMD platform does not currently support Thunderbolt. If you need that connectivity, you will need to use our other Premiere Pro workstation.

If you are not sure which hardware choice is right for you we recommend reading through the Recommended Hardware section. And as always, don't hesitate to contact one of our technology consultants if you require assistance or a hardware configuration that is not covered by our recommended systems.

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Quadro (or a dedicated Decklink card) is required for 30-bit color (RGB) / 10-bit displays


SSD for OS and software
SSD for project files, scratch, & media cache
Optional storage drive or dedicated SSD for scratch files & media cache
Optional drive for long-term storage & archiving

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Software / Preferences

Note: Offered for your convenience. No technical support.



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