This turnkey from B&H is designed to provide the hardware fundamentals required for video editing and digital content creation using the Adobe Production Premium CS6 software suite. To run the software, the bundle includes a Mid-2012 edition Apple Mac Pro workstation, a 16GB RAM upgrade to provide a total of 24GB, a 250 SSD drive to run the operating system and applications, 6TB worth of hard drive storage, and the Nvidia Quadro 4000 Graphics Card for Mac. All the hardware and software in this bundle is installed at B&H and tested after installation, and the installation is covered by 1-year of B&H tech support.
At the heart of this bundle is the mid-2012 version of the Apple Mac Pro. This workstation features a 3.2 GHz, four-core Intel Xeon CPU and a total of 24GB of RAM, including what will be installed as part of the turnkey. The stock graphics card will be replaced with the PNY Technologies Nvidia Quadro 4000 Graphics Card for Mac, which features 256 CUDA Cores (stream processors), 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, and has a memory bandwidth of 89.6 GB/s. (The original ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU which was removed will also ship.) The advantage of the Quadro graphics card is CUDA support. Along with OpenCL, CUDA allows Adobe Premiere Pro, and many other video applications, to leverage additional processing power available from the graphics card, in many cases accomplishing tasks, such as rendering, much faster than is possible with the CPU alone. For OS and application storage, the original Mac Pro hard drive has been replaced with a 250GB SSD. SSDs enable much faster boot times, and also allow applications to launch quicker. For media storage, three 2TB, 7200rpm hard drives will be installed. By default these drives are configured in RAID 0 creating a 6TB unified volume. Optionally, the drives can be configure RAID 5 for an additional service charge (please call if you would like the RAID 5 option added).
Adobe Production Premium CS6 is a suite of software for video editors and video-oriented digital content creation (DCC) professionals. The software included in the suite is: Premiere Pro CS6 for video editing, After Effects for composting and effects, SpeedGrade for color correction and grading, Photoshop Extended, Audition for audio editing, Illustrator, Flash Professional, Encore for DVD and Blu-ray authoring, Media Encoder, Prelude , and Story for screenwriting.
For more information on the items in this bundle, please use the links below.