We've created an environment for testing users' system performance capabilities. Basically, it contains a 4 seconds video with 80 layers of color correction created. There, you can remove layers until real-time playback is obtained or sound synchronization is achieved. This way users can have a general view of the system capabilities in terms of smooth playback.


The environment can be found attached in this post. It is a 1920x1080 and 24 fps timeline. The video file which you have to relink can be found here.


This is how the environment looks like:

 



It would be great if you can share with us your results, describing your system specifications and the maximum playback you obtain. This way, we can share useful information for many users. 


So far, these are the tests that have been shared:



System 1:


Intel(R) Xeon (R) CPU X5550 @2.67 GHz with 2 processors.

12 GB RAM

64 bits 

Quadro GV 100 graphics cards


Results:


- Capable of reproducing 45 color grades effects with real-time playback.

- Synchronization lost at 36 color grade effects. 

- Capable of rendering 22.5 frames per second the 80 layers. 




System 2:


iMac 5K 2017

4,2GHz  i7

40 GB RAM

AMD RADEON Pro 580 8gb


Results:


- Capable of reproducing 18 color grades effects with real-time playback.

- Synchronization lost after 18 color grade effects. 

- Capable of rendering 5.7 frames per second the 80 layers. 



System 3:


Puget System Build, i9 16 core CPU 3.1GHz, boost to 4GHz

128 GB RAM

1 Quadro RTX 6000 GPU


Results:


Real-time playback with all 80 layers, no loss of sync indicated.

More layers added, up to 100, still real-time. GPU load is 100%.