AV-Playback V2MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

Establishing what is a suitable minimum component standard can be difficult. The stresses a system under goes is in direct relationship to several different factors such as output resolution, file stream size, total number of elements being run simultaneously as well as the total number elements contained in a single playlist. This is before we even attempt to run multiple playlist at the same time. Another reason it is difficult to gauge, is simply because there is a considerable amount of differences between manufactures and their chosen architecture. This is painfully true in PC laptops. You could easily have two systems by two different manufactures, where both advertise the exact same internal components, but still have the potential of exhibiting much different performance results. Let’s not also forget the considerable changes that occur when any program is installed and/or even when some Windows subsystem configuration has been altered. These all can have unforeseen consequences down the road as many programs are expecting those subsystems to be set in a certain way. With all that said, we will at least try to give you a foundation to work from, that is based on what you expect to be average usage limits.

 

ATTENTION:

AVP IS A 64 bit PROGRAM AND WILL ONLY OPERATE FULLY  ON 64 bit VERSIONS OF WINDOWS 10 HOME, PROFESSIONAL OR LTSB.

** WE CAN NOT ENSURE PROPER OPERATION ON ANY WINDOW 7 PLATFORMS **

ALL SYSTEMS MUST HAVE AT LEAST A 1920 x 1080 PRIMARY DESKTOP SCREEN FOR THE USER INTERFACE GUI.

IT IS NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO BE CONNECTED TO A NETWORK ROUTER, BUT THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A FULLY FUNCTIONING NETWORKING ADAPTOR

Single playlist unit / Output resolutions up to 1080p / Total number clip elements (base & layer) per playlist is 20 and below:

CPU: Intel i7 2.7Ghz / AMD A-Series Pro A10

System Ram: 8GB

Hard Drive: 500GB / SATA 3GB

Graphics: (Intergated) Intel 530 + (Desecrate) Nvidia GForce GTX 1060 6GB

Single playlist unit / Output resolution up to 2160p / Total number clip elements (base & layer) per playlist is 20 and below:

CPU: Intel i7 3Ghz / AMD A-Series Pro A12

System Ram: 16GB

Hard Drive: 1TB / SATA 6GB SSD

Graphics: (Intergated) Intel 530 + (Desecrate) Nvidia GForce GTX 1070 8GB

Multiple playlist units / Multiple simultaneous output resolutions 4k + / Total number clip elements (base & layer) per playlist is 20 and above:

CPU: Intel i9 or 8+ Core Xeon 3Ghz+ / AMD Ryzen Threadripper

System Ram: 32GB+

Hard Drive: 1TB / SATA 6GB SSD M.2

Graphics: (Desecrate) Nvidia Quadro 8GB+ / AMD FirePro

NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NO LAPTOPS BE EMPLOYED AT THIS LEVEL BESIDES, MANY OF THE LISTED COMPONENTS ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN LAPTOP FORM.

Please keep in mind that these are purely estimates. As noted above there are way too many variables associated with the playing of high resolution video material. However, we can say that you can never have enough computing power. So please consider when working in the very demanding A/V business, performance and reliability should greatly outweigh any sort of budgetary concerns.