Hey everyone, how’s it going?
This thread is going to be a weird mish mash of things. To break the news early this is not a MegaThread for content creators (I guess it can be?), really, I want to master content creation, and I need help with several components.
Some of you may remember I asked about learning Premiere. The advice and recommendations I received in that thread were very beneficial, so thank you!
This is going to be a continuation of that, because right now, I’m recording on random workstations using screen capture software and a 480p webcam (yes, it’s really 480p). To get serious about this I need a real™ camera.
$6,000 TOTAL cost
* I already have Adobe and Windows licenses, and these do not factor into the total cost.
First thing’s first, the camera. I am completely out of my element. I’ve tried reading reviews and specs but the things that run under the pro/con list don’t really mean anything to me. I want something nice, that goes a long way in making things easy. 4k isn’t necessary although I’d like the ability to expand if possible. (I’m so far out of my reach that I wouldn’t be surprised if most cameras come with 4k x_x )
The workstation I’m a bit more confident in, and not even sure I need to upgrade. My current “production/rendering” workstation can spit out a 50-ish minute 1080p video in like 15 minutes. Not sure if that’s good or not, but I do minimal effects and transitions, mostly just blurring out sensitive IP information or hashes/keys.
I want to change that, primarily by ramping up the effects. I’m not talking Michael Bay or anything, but I’d like something that can bang out a video heavily dosed up or potentially longer in the same or less amount of time. I’ve been looking at ThreadRipper, considering waiting on Ryzen 3, or just going 9900k. I’ve watched videos and looked at benchmarks and it seems like things are leaning toward the 9900k (at least compared to TR2950X).
What I really want to know is if 32 threads are going to matter on Premiere. Excuse my ignorance, as the software I am most familiar with on the Windows side caps off after a while. By that I mean the more cores you throw at it the less it utilizes each one.
Do I need surround sound? Do I need a boomstick? Do I need a collar/clip mic? Do I need a dedicated sound card? Do I need one of those crazy keyboards that the Linus Tech Tips guy has? Do I need shades for the windows? Do I need a black/green screen? Do I need cologne? Do I need a specific cleaning kit? Do I need a lens cap? Do I need more lenses?
The “studio” is a corner with a whiteboard and workbench, where I will be designing, flowcharting, building, etc. I may also do some shots in front of my battlestation. Same room, though. Maybe a 18x18 room in size? Adequate window lighting.
I know this thread is waaay, waay all over the place. If I need to break it up I will, not an issue. I know there will be very passionate and persuasive input but I’d like to all remain friends after this If I need to do a Trinity of ThreadRipper CPU, Nvidia GPU, and Intel PCI SSD then I will