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 250GB SSD drive to run the operating system and applications, and 4TB worth of hard drive storage. 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. It features the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card with 1GB RAM and OpenCL support. OpenCL allows Adobe Premiere Pro, and many other 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, which includes the required mounting bracket. SSDs enable much faster boot times, and also allow applications to launch quicker. For media storage a pair of 2TB, 7200rpm hard drives will be installed. These drives are configured in RAID 0 creating a 4TB unified volume. The original 1TB Mac Pro drive will also be retained and can be used for backup or additional storage as well.
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.
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