Hardware for Video Editing
Theoretically, because the prices are still too high, I'm thinking about a hardware configuration for video editing.
- First question: is it better to think about the future and immediately take video cards and monitors that support 10 bits, HDR and DCI-P3 (Rec2020), or stay on the 8 bits sRGB to keep costs down? I think that within a couple of years the 10 bits will be STD and the prices will drop.
- Second question. CPU: intel/AMD? GPU: Nvidia/AMD? Do AMD gaming video cards support 10 bits in Linux? As for Nvidia, do you have to use only PRO versions?
- Third question: (semiOT): Camcorder, mirrorless or smartphone)?
Thanks for the good advice.
I'm sure to go from the laptop to the fixed one; the use I make of it is, as you said, Youtube and learning the video editing; no pro or semi-pro works . I like to buy hardware that will last me many years, so I always think of something more powerful than the real need. But in this case the difference in price is really a lot and it is better to take something cheap and wait a few years for the lowering of prices for the 10 bit.
A fairly advanced configuration could be (but I accept any advice):
- Cpu AMD Ryzen 2700 (12C/24T - Cin works better with many CPU cores)
- 32GB of RAM (or even 16GB plus any future upgrades)
- GPU nvidia 1060 - 1070 (but lately drivers give problems in Linux and the price is too high for nvidia policy)
- AMD Polaris 580 (still cause problems, but open source drivers are growing more and more)
- For the monitor I accept any advice. I have a Spyder5, so it must have a good performance after calibration.
Pierre in an old post said he felt good about three 23" ASUS VC239H; other tips, maybe 27" QHD? (I don't want to go over 27" for space problems).