Our friend Jan Ozer at Streaming Media Producer just got a hold of an HP z840 Workstation to replace his aging z800 and performs a comprehensive test and review of the new machine. Jan uses his workstation for video editing, encoding and file analysis and benchmarked the performance in all three of these activities over a 3-part, multi-page article.
I perform three basic types of activities on my workstations: editing, encoding, and file analysis. With the Z840 in-house, I benchmarked performance in all three activities, comparing the results to my aging workhorse, the Z800. Beyond this simple comparison, I tried to focus on two aspects of testing.
• Whether performance was enhanced or slowed by enabling HTT technology.
• How performance varied based upon whether the disks used to store the projects are SSD or HDD.
I’ll report the results over three articles: Part 1 for editing, where I tested with Adobe Premiere Pro/Media Encoder 2015 edition; Part 2 for encoding, where I tested with multiple programs, including Sorenson Squeeze and Telestream Vantage; and Part 3 for analysis, where I tested with the Moscow University Video Quality Measurement Tool. The results will show how much computer technology has advanced over the last 6 years, how prominent editing and encoding programs leverage these advances, and how to configure your computer for maximum performance in all three activities.
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Jan Ozer's full review and tests or jump to any of the parts below:
: Editing - Part 2
: Encoding - Part 3 (Coming Soon)