Linking Mac's to reduce render times?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by recordprod, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. recordprod macrumors member

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    I've got a few Mac's and was wondering if linking them using Xgrid would really reduce render times in Final Cut? The big snag that I see is that I think I have to have OSX Server installed on one which is expensive.

    Has anyone tried this and seen much faster renders?

    Cheers!

    Mike
     
  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

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    You can install FCS on multiple systems and use apple qmaster to do distributed renders over the network, no server needed. You will need to have multiple FCS licenses though, a unique license for each machine that you want to render.

    More info here:

    http://www.apple.com/support/qmaster/

    This solution only works for Maya, Shake and Compressor renders, not renders within FCP.
     
  3. tehybrid macrumors member

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