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  • hyphen Level 6 Level 6 (15,460 points)

    Once you drop your first clip in a sequence there will be a message asking you whether you want to conform the latter to the former's settings. That should do it and no excessive rendering should be required. As for the mothership's requirements, nothing to say...

  • Paul Cuciti Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    I've told the powers that be from day one that mixing system and media drives is a no-no.  But if someone here could say why this is, in concrete terms, that would give me (a poor day-rate freelancer in a big media conglomeragte world)...

    This kinda caught my eye; If you're not on staff - and not necessarily there all the time - who is using the edit system when you're not? Is the computer a dedicated edit station? Has there been software installed lately? etc....   ???

  • hyphen Level 6 Level 6 (15,460 points)

    Mike Janowski wrote:

    I've told the powers that be from day one that mixing system and media drives is a no-no.

     

    A system drive is in constant use, by the ... system. Writing logs, monitoring, updating... That takes away some of its juise but this is not so bad compared to the problems invited if it is also used as a media drive in an editing workflow due to thw wear and tear such drives suffer. Ivevitably, your media drives will fail faster and in your case this will take down the system too.

  • Mike Janowski Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    @ hyphen - Uh, well, with MTBF of a million hours on these beasts, I'm not too worried about drive failure.  Most of the drives that I've had fail are drives that I use least...in part because they act like lemons before the crap out entirely, so I just quit using that volume.

     

    You're onto something with the I/O, but it's not overstressing the drives, as the OS is designed to constantly write back and forth to drives.  Now, I think one of the issues is degraded system performance - if the OS and apps have to wait for long video files to be written before they can have their write session, that will degrade performance.  And I'm guessing (guessing only) that trying to write little temp files for the OS while trying to write big media files to the same drive might cause some confusion as to where the files get written, possibly overwriting some of the render files, which is one way my little pea brain can explain how I can render something, close the project, and then open it...and have to render again.

     

    This kinda caught my eye; If you're not on staff - and not necessarily there all the time - who is using the edit system when you're not? Is the computer a dedicated edit station? Has there been software installed lately? etc....   ???

    @Paul-it's pretty much dedicated to editing.  Someone else will sometimes sit down at the computer, but they edit.

  • Paul Cuciti Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    The bigger problem with media on the system drive is file fragmentation...

  • Mike Janowski Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Thank you, now that's news I can use.  Unfortunately, I've run out of helpful stickers for this thread...

  • Paul Cuciti Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    I'll take a rain check....

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