With newer processors like Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor (8 Threads), the CPU can now take on a lot more tasks. WeWith newer processors like Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor (8 Threads), the CPU can now take on a lot more tasks. We can now even use laptops to playback native Red files in ¼ mode instead of 1/8 mode. This was previously only possible on a desktop system. I was completely caught off guard – this was really impressive to see Intel giving us this type of performance in a laptop. Native DSLR (Canon 5D) and RED editors will totally dig this.
Bottom line, if you need to edit on a system that has a fast processor and an AMD/ATI, or other non-supported CUDA cards, give it try. Chances are you’ll be pleasantly surprised.We have a ton of surprises in in the works.
Update: see also Thunderbolt! to find Terence Curren and Philip Hodgetts debating this and more on episode 22 of the Terence&Philip show.