ideal Hardware configuration for ADR

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ideal Hardware configuration for ADR

Post by fredsky2003 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:43 pm

hello !

so we are just waiting for Nuendo 10 demo to come out to test/approve it.
then we have to buy new machine dedicated to it.

in fact our workflow is more Video oriented than pure audio...
our typical usage will be :
- import HD 1080p footage, around 10Mbs in h264 /.mov or .mp4 (I frames only if necessary, or LongGOP if nuendo permit it with complex scrubbing)
- use the new 'video Cut Detection' feature
- import audio from this video, as stereo 24b/48khz
- import a CSV into the ADR module
- use ADR module to record like crazy all day long. with multiple takes, from narrators in a both. Stereo only.
- recording through sounddevices usbpre-2
- apply "audio wall filter" to ADR track
- side-chain ducking in realtime, to auto-lower the main audio when ADR audio is present
- manually edit the envelope when necessary
- use the new 'audio alignment tool'
- align manually when necessary

- exportation audio only :
* with loudness - mix is using the envelopes :
(loudness applied to main audio + loudness applied to ADR track) -> mix with loudness applied to it -> stereo WAV 24b/48khz
* without loudness : simple stereo Mix exported as WAV

- exportation - rendering for QC by customer
[upcoming feature]

- output display in Both for Narrator
- ideally use a little Blackmagic Card, but since the text overlay font can not be changed it is useless (at least it was in Nuendo 8)
- so we simply make a Mirror image of the main display
- it will be SO GOOD THAT :
* we design our own 2nd view /placing Video + ADR track in custom positions / use it for 2nd monitor

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some questions
- does the GPU is used for video decoding / display?
- does the GPU is used for video Cut Detection ?
- does the GPU will be used for Rendering ?

- storage : i guess best is to have a dedicated basic SSD for OS + another 2TB to handle Video files & all audio recording & scratch
- does all scratch (meaning thumbnails, audio peak, sessions,...) can be forced to a dedicated drive ?

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we ABSOLUTELY need a ROCK STABLE workstation
here is the base configuration :

- DELL machine, around i7 8700K (6cores/12threads)
Precision Workstation 3630
16GB RAM
256GB SATA SSD (windows 10, multiple users, multiple Nuendo workspaces/sessions)
2TB third party M2 or SATA SSD
GPU : Radeon WX 210 or Quadro P620
Windows 10 Pro 64bits


any input appreciated,

regards,
Fred

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