Final Cut & RAID setup

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Craigy, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand
    Hi - I'm quite new to FCP. We edit in HDV on a Mac Pro with 3gb RAM.

    Will we see any performance increase by setting up a RAID 0 setup in either FW400, 800 or SATA?

    I know the data throughput of HDV doesn't require this, but I am assuming rendering and other activity would benefit from this, or are RAID 0 setups purly beneficial for HD?

    If it is beneficial what you you suggest - (interface type / number of drives etc..)?
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Short answer is "no." Rendering is a CPU intensive task, and HDV has such a high CPU overhead that your RT streams are limited more by your CPU than by your HDD speed.

    RAIDs for speed are beneficial and/or required when working with uncompressed SD and higher bit rate formats of HD.


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