Meh. I bought the J2I, but only because I wanted the rack and the cable for power/data. I'm not keen on being forced to also pay for a useless 8TB spinner that I'll never use. Instead, I put 2 2TB SSDs in, and striped them into a 4TB volume.
Definitely would have preferred an empty unit.
Heya gang -
I'm a bit ignorant of driving FCPX (ok, ok ... a LOT ignorant) and I'm hoping I'm just doing something wrong or misunderstanding something. Is FCPX supposed to be able to make use of the hardware h.264/h.265 encoders on the AMD Vega II GPU? I thought it was supposed to, but I might be completely mistaken. I know it will use Intel's QuickSync on the laptops and other Macs that don't have Xeons. But what about the AMD hardware? Can it use that as well? Or is it just using the hardware for other rendering tasks?
My inputs and outputs are both 4K h.264 (or h.265 for output). I know that h.264 isn't the best of CODECs to edit in, but it's what my software produces. So I have to make the best of it. I did some simple re-encoding with my new Pro today, using a 5 minute 4K/59.94 h.264. Outputting to both h.264 or h.265 was basically real time; IOW around 5 minutes. That's pretty good, but I was sorta hoping for it to be a bit quicker; hardware encoding should have halved that time, give or take.
Am I barking up the wrong tree here?
For the record, hardware: