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EDIUS Skylake systems



The "Skylake" chip is the latest type of processor from Intel, released in August 2015.  This processor is the replacement for the standard Haswell processor.  The Broadwell-E and Xeon processors are faster than the Skylake and be able to take more "add-in" boards.  However, for most people the Skylake will be the obvious choice.

Fast H.264 encoding and playback

The Skylake processors have a special function called Intel Quick Sync.  This is a hardware H264 encoding & playback engine built-into the Intel Skylake processor, which means you get fast H.264 encoding for either Blu-ray or MP4 files.  Without Quick Sync and hour of video will take 4-5 hours to encode. With Quick Sync an hour will take half an hour to encode!  Since the Skylake processors came out in September 2015 they need the latest drivers which means Quick Sync will work with EDIUS 8 but will not work with older versions of EDIUS such as EDIUS 6 or 7.

Computer case

♦    An Antec P100 quiet case, with a quiet PSU..
♦    A Gamemax quiet gaming case, which is also designed to be quiet but does not have as much room to add in extra hard drives.

Both cases have front mounted USB3 sockets as well as audio sockets. 



We have two choices for the main motherboard:

♦    High spec "Z-series" Skylake motherboard with USB3.1
♦    Standard "H series" Skylake motherboard

Both will run EDIUS and support Intel Quick Sync, if you use EDIUS 8.  The two boards are very similar.  The biggest difference is that the High spec board has USB3.1 on board where as the normal board has USB3 only. USB 3 is the standard we have been using for the last few years and is very fast.  USB3.1 is a new standard which is considerably faster with the right hardware.  Currently there is very little hardware available to take advantage of this, however, there will undoubtedly be many becoming available of the next few months.  Therefore, if you want a more "future proof" system is makes sense to get the motherboard with USB3.1 for not a great deal of extra money.

The Thunderbolt add-on board

The High spec motherboard can have a Thunderbolt board added to it so that you can take advantage of Thunderbolt devices.  Thunderbolt has been around for some time and there are many Thunderbolt devices available.  It is used more on MACS where there is no way to add any devices inside current Macs and Mac Pros, so they have to be added externally via Thunderbolt.  On a PC there is generally an internal PCI-e device which can do the same job as an external Thunderbolt device so Thunderbolt is not essential on a PC. 

The Thunderbolt add-on board for the Skylake systems has not yet been released but there will be one in the next few months. Because the Skylake systems have limited resources compared to the Broadwell-E or Xeon systems, if you add the Thunderbolt board you will have to loose something else, for example, you probably cannot have a Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K in the same system as a Thunderbolt board.

The ability to possibly add a Thunderbolt board sometime in the future is nice, but not essential, but it is another thing which is different between the High spec and standard motherboard.

We have chose the High spec motherboard as the default board in this system because we believe that most people will choose this option, given the small price difference.  Obviously it does not quite make sense that the "standard" motherboard is not the default one, but we did not want to call it "low spec motherboard" as that would give the wrong impression.  The standard motherboard is very good. The high spec motherboard is better and not much more money.



Use an M.2 drive for Windows

The Skylake motherboard has 6 connections for hard drives and DVD/Blu-ray writers, plus a new type of hard drive connection for an "M.2 drive".  M.2 drives are made of the same kind of memory as solid state drives but are built into a circuit board and plug directly into the motherboard. They are generally faster than Solid state drives, with the very top models managing speeds of 6GB/s or even more.  The best use for the M.2 is as a drive for Windows as the system will boot faster and programs will open quicker.  This will also leave the other 6 hard drive connections free for you to add whatever combination of hard drives and optical drives you prefer.

You do not have to use an M.2 drive for Windows but there is very little reason not too as they are a very similar price to Solid state drives.  The only reason you may choose to use a different drive is if you want the option to easily swap your main drive - for example you have two different versions of Windows on the same machine and want to easily swap between them, so would want the main drives in caddies as the M.2 drive is screwed into the motherboard and probably obscured by all sorts of things inside the PC case.

Can I have two Blu-ray writers?

Yes.  Many people would like to this so they can copy a disc directly from one drive to another.  In our experience a direct copy like this works well for DVDs, but is not so reliable for copying Blu-ray discs.  If you are copying Blu-ray discs the best option is to make an image on the computer first and then write that to a disc, for which you would only need one drive.

I want 6x6TB drives but that is not an option, why?

We did not add this as an option simply because this page is very long and we did not think it would be an option many people would want.  Please contact us if you want some combination of drives that is not listed.

I want all my drives in caddies, is this possible?

Yes.  The current quiet cases only support 2 front facing drive bays, both of which will be used with the card reader and optical drive. If you want 4 or 5 drives in removable bays we can do this but would need a different case as well as the removable bays.  Please contact us to discuss your options.



Antec P100 The Antec P100 Case

This case is designed to run as quietly as possible, whilst having as many drive bays as you can for reasonable expansion.  The door can be opened and left completely flat against the side of the case if preferred and doing so does not increase the noise level too much.

The case includes 2 drive bays which face the outside world - so you can have two optical drives or one optical drive and a card reader, as well as 6 internal drive bays.  It has two USB 3 and 2 USB 2 sockets on the top of the machine as well as a headphone and microphone socket.  More USB sockets are available at the back of the machine and another USB3 socket will be available on the card reader which is normally mounted inside the case.  We use a USB3 card reader is all our system specifications, unless you have asked us to remove it for some reason.

Case dimensions:
Height: 484 mm
Width: 220 mm
Depth: 523 mm 

Please allow some extra space around the sides of the case to allow proper air flow.  Monitor cables and USB wires will require slightly more space at the back of the computer.  For example, the depth listed is the physical size of the case itself so there will be extra cables hanging out of the back that will need some room.  The case is a fairly normal size and actually slightly smaller than other quiet cases we have used.


Gamemax Silent gaming case

The second case we offer is also a quiet case, but at a lower price. This case has 2 large drive bays like the Antec case but only has space internally for 2 normal 3.5" drives and 3 2.5" laptop size drives. One of the 2.5" drives will probably be a solid state primary drive. The main reason to choose this case over the Antec is that you only need a couple of video drives and it is cheaper.

Case dimensions:
Height: 468 mm
Width: 230 mm
Depth: 475 mm



The USB3 card reader includes compact flash, SD card, Micro SD cards, Memory Stick Pro and 1 USB3 connection. Being USB3, transfer of footage off cards is as fast as possible.



Choose from the various options below to customize your system. The price shown will update automatically as you do so.

If you have any questions or would like some advice on why you would choose one option over another please give us a ring or email and we will be happy to discuss options with you.

Delivery

A delivery charge will be added to the system price depending on the location to which the system is being delivered. The average cost for delivery in the UK is 40. If you would like to come to our premises in Brighton to pick up the system the delivery will be removed. We will also spend and hour or two with you helping to familiarize you with the system when you pick it up.

Payment

The webshop will only allow you to pay for the system by PAYPAL or credit/debit card. Payment for the full amount will be deducted from your account immediately. We normally take between 5 and 10 working days for build and testing. We will ring you before dispatch to advise the system is on the way.

If you pay by credit/debit card the system must be delivered to the address on the card, otherwise the order will be rejected.

If you would like to pay by a different method - BACS transfer for cheque, for example, contact us to discuss your options.

EDIUS Skylake system



Basic system

Choose whether you want a Quiet or regular case.

Quiet case and 600W power supply - - has 2 USB3 and 2 USB2 sockets on the front plus a headphone and microphone socket.. (+169.19 + VAT)
Regular case and 500W power supply - has 1 USB3 and 2 USB2 sockets on the front plus a headphone and microphone socket.. Can only fit 2 normal drives and one solid state drive plus Blu-ray writer.. (+98.96 + VAT)

Main Motherboard

The high spec * Z270 motherboards have USB2, USB3 and 2 USB3.1 sockets. The 270 chipset boards are the new versions for Kaby Lake processors. All motherboards will take Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs.

High Spec "Z-series" Skylake motherboard with USB 3.1 - 3 USB3 and 4 USB2 sockets on the back of the system, plus 2 USB 3.1 sockets. (+135.13 + VAT)
Standard "H-series" Skylake motherboard -4 USB3 and 2 USB2 sockets on the back of the system. (+105.40 + VAT)
Z270 chipset motherboard (supports up to 64GB RAM) for Kaby Lake processors with USB 3.1 & option to add a Thunderbolt card (+148.64 + VAT)
H270 chipset motherboard (supports up to 64GB RAM) for Kaby Lake processors, similar to Z270 motherboard but no USB3.1 connection. (+114.86 + VAT)

Processor

This laptop takes desktop processors. The i5 processor is a quad core running at 3.5Ghz, the i7 is a 4Ghz Quad core, with HyperThreading, so it is seen as having 8 cores..

4.0GHz Intel Core i7 6700K Skylake processor, Quad Core with HyperThreading (+351.32 + VAT)
3.5GHz Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake Quad Core processor (no HyperThreading) (+256.75 + VAT)
Intel Core i7 7700K Kaby Lake 4.2Ghz Quad Core processor with HyperThreading (+383.78 + VAT)

Cooling fan for processor

We use a quiet fan on all our systems which provides very good cooling.. The water cooling unit is self contained and does not require maintainance.

Quiet CPU fan for Skylake processors (8.78 + VAT)
Water cooled fan for Skylake & 2011 pin Broadwell-E CPU (104.05 + VAT)

Memory

How much memory do you want? For optimum performance memory is added in pairs. EDIUS will use as much RAM as you have in the system. 8GB is OK, 16GB is preferred. 32GB or 64GB is good for very complicated work.

16GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM (2x8GB) (+133.36 + VAT)
8GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM (2x4GB) (+67.56 + VAT)
32GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM (2x16GB) (+254.04 + VAT)
64GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM (4x16GB) (+508.08 + VAT)

Main Windows drive

You can choose from a very fast M.2 drive, which would leave 6 other hard drive connections free for other drives, although this is more expensive than buying a solid state drive (SSD) or a "regular" drive.

240GB Solid State Drive (+72.97 + VAT)
500GB Solid State Drive (+148.64 + VAT)
1x1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA drive (+44.59 + VAT)
128GB M.2 high performance PCI-e drive (+51.76 + VAT)
250GB M.2 (PCI-e) NVME high performance solid state drive (+84.70 + VAT)
500GB (PCI-e) M.2 NVME high performance solid state drive (+160.00 + VAT)
1TB Solid State Drive (+277.02 + VAT)
2TB Solid State Drive (+470.58 + VAT)

Video Drives

How many video drives would you like in the system and of what size. These can be in a RAID if required - either email us or add your comments when finalising your order.

1x2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+66.21 + VAT)
2 x 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+132.42 + VAT)
3x2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+198.63 + VAT)
4x2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+264.84 + VAT)
1x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+81.08 + VAT)
2x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+162.16 + VAT)
3x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+243.24 + VAT)
4x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+324.32 + VAT)
1x4TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+152.70 + VAT)
2x4TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+305.40 + VAT)
3x4TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+458.10 + VAT)
1x1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA drive (+44.59 + VAT)
1 x 6TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+216.21 + VAT)
2 x 6TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+432.42 + VAT)
1 x 8TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache SATA drive (+425.67 + VAT)
2 x 8TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache SATA drive (+851.34 + VAT)
1TB Solid State Drive (+277.02 + VAT)
2x1TB Solid State Drives (+567.56 + VAT)
2TB Solid State Drive (+470.58 + VAT)
2x2TB Solid State Drives (+941.16 + VAT)

Graphic card

EDIUS does not use the graphic card for many effects. The built-in Intel card is ok, a "proper" graphic card is better. nVidia cards are generally supported by more video apps than ATI; EDIUS does not mind.

nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5 RAM (640 Cores) (141.89 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 RAM (768 Cores) (175.67 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 RAM (1152 Cores) (216.21 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 RAM (1280 Cores) (270.27 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 RAM (1920 Cores) (432.43 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X RAM (2560 Cores) (625.00 + VAT)
ATI RX 480 graphics card with 8GB RAM, 1xHDMI and 3xDisplay port (269.00 + VAT)
nVidia Quadro M4000 (8GB RAM, 1664 CUDA Cores) (809.41 + VAT)
nVidia Quadro P5000 (16GB GDDR5X RAM, 2560 CUDA Cores) (1,788.23 + VAT)
None - use the Intel card built into the processor (0.00 + VAT)

Optical drive

Choose between a Blu-ray writer or a DVD writer. Blu-ray drives will write CDs and DVDs, dual and single layer, DVD+ and DVD -

Blu-ray writer - also writes CDs and DVDs, single layer & dual layer (+76.41 + VAT)
DVD writer - uses Windows Media Player to play DVD video discs. (+19.31 + VAT)

Monitor

We prefer to use two computer screens rather than 1. The price includes better quality connection cables than are shipped with the bare monitor. You may choose to use screens you already own.

None (0.00 + VAT)
2 x BenQ 21.5" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (216.24 + VAT)
1 x BenQ 21.5" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen including DVI cable (108.12 + VAT)
1 x BenQ 24" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (143.25 + VAT)
2 x BenQ 24" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (286.50 + VAT)
1 x BenQ 27" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (195.95 + VAT)
2 x BenQ 27" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (383.78 + VAT)
1 x 28" Acer CB280HK 4K Pro Display with DP/miniDP/HDMI/DVI 3840x2160 (305.88 + VAT)
2 x 28" Acer CB280HK 4K Pro Display with DP/miniDP/HDMI/DVI 3840x2160 (611.76 + VAT)

Video monitor

If you are using a device like a Blackmagic Intensity Pro to get a proper HD output from the system you may want a decent video monitor as well. The screens listed have been chosen as decent quality output screens

None (+0.00 + VAT)
LG 21.5" LED backlit 1920 x1080 TV (+150.58 + VAT)
Samsung U28D590D 71.1 cm (28") LED LCD UHD Monitor (+399.00 + VAT)

Which version of EDIUS would you like installed?

Below we list all the versions of EDIUS which are currently available. We can install a version you already own. All you need to do is send us the serial number for testing.

None - or use a version of EDIUS I already own. (0.00 + VAT)
EDIUS Workgroup 8 - supplied at the same price as EDIUS Pro 8 for a limited time. (365.00 + VAT)
EDIUS 8 Workgroup for systems (540.00 + VAT)
Upgrade EDIUS Pro 7 to EDIUS Pro 8 (149.00 + VAT)
Upgrade EDIUS Pro 7 to EDIUS Workgroup 8 (569.00 + VAT)
Upgrade EDIUS Pro 8 to EDIUS Workgroup 8 (399.00 + VAT)
Upgrade EDIUS Elite 7 to EDIUS Workgroup 8 (569.00 + VAT)

Add the Dolby Pro option to EDIUS Workgroup to output Pro quality Dolby surround sound.

Without this you export Dolby sound using a "domestic" quality plug-in.

None (+0.00 + VAT)
Dolby professional output plug-in for EDIUS Workgroup 8 (+399.00 + VAT)

EDIUS titling program

EDIUS's built-in titling is ok, but if you want animated titles and graphics you will want something better. Of the options available Vistitle is our favourite.

None (+0.00 + VAT)
VisTitle 2.6 for editing systems (+219.00 + VAT)
VisTitle 2.6 with 5 additional plug-ins bundle (+279.00 + VAT)
Bundle of Vistitle 2.6 with plug-ins and the Vistitle tutorial (+329.00 + VAT)
NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5 (+207.00 + VAT)
ProDAD Heroglyph V4 LE (+121.00 + VAT)

EDIUS tutorial

Our comprehensive EDIUS tutorial, covering all aspects of EDIUS is included free with the system.

Free EDIUS tutorial (+0.00 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

Speakers

Choose from a good quality set of stereo speakers with Sub woofer, a surround sound set or a high quality set of Microlab speakers.

2.1 subwoofer speaker set (+36.48 + VAT)
5.1 Surround sound speaker set (+53.18 + VAT)
M-Audio AV32 Powered Reference Speaker system (+77.64 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

Keyboard

Choose from a standard Windows keyboard or a keyboard with the common EDIUS keyboard shortcuts prinyed on the keys

Standard Windows Keyboard (Black) (+8.00 + VAT)
Editors Keys EDIUS Backlit keyboard (+83.00 + VAT)
Silver LOGIC Grass Valley EDIUS PC keyboard with USB hub (+79.00 + VAT)
Black LOGIC Grass Valley EDIUS PC keyboard with USB hub (+89.00 + VAT)
Logitech Wireless Keyboard (+33.78 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

Mouse

Choose a mouse for your computer. You can use one you already own, although a USB mouse is preferred.

None (+0.00 + VAT)
USB Optical Wheel Mouse (+6.00 + VAT)
USB Optical Wireless mouse (+18.91 + VAT)
5 button Optical wheel Mouse (+12.16 + VAT)

USB3 card reader

You don't have to have the card reader in the computer but parctially everyone needs a decent reader these days. Our is USB3 so transfers files at very high speed with the right media.

USB3 card reader - reads SD, Micro SD, Memory Stick Pro and compact Flash. Also adds another USB3 socket on the front of the computer (+26.62 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

DVD & Blu-ray authoring program

EDIUS DVD and Blu-ray authoring is simple and may be all that you need. If you want a more comprehensive program you can add one below.

None (+0.00 + VAT)
Magix DVD Architect Pro 6 (in a bundle with Magix Vegas Pro 14) (+430.03 + VAT)
Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud for Teams subscription - gives you access to Adobe Encore CS6 (+266.76 + VAT)

Which version of Windows do you want?

EDIUS 8 is validated for Windows 10. EDIUS 7 will work on Windows 10, earlier versions will not. Windows 7 is only available while stocks last.

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit (151.35 + VAT)
Windows 10 Home 64 bit (101.35 + VAT)
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (151.35 + VAT)

I.O. Hardware

Add a card that lets you capture or output video, or both. EDIUS supports Grass Valley & Blackmagic cards. The most common choice in the Intensity Pro 4K.

None (+0.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design Mini Monitor 4K (+145.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Mini Recorder (+109.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K- HDMI, composite, component, in and out. Up to UHD resolution. (+159.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle (+149.00 + VAT)
External STORM mobile WITHOUT EDIUS (+629.00 + VAT)
Grass Valley STORM 3G without EDIUS (+999.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design Decklink SDI 4K (+219.00 + VAT)
Decklink Studio 4K (+449.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design Decklink 4K Extreme (+739.00 + VAT)

FireWire card

FireWire is essential for capture of DV and HDV material. If you do not use these kinds of cameras you do not need FireWire, so it is now optional on our systems.

PCIe FireWire card -suitable for capture and playback of DV and HDV footage with one 6 pin FireWire 400 socket and two FireWire 800 sockets (+41.89 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

Antivirus program

If your machine is connected to the Internet you should be using an Anti-virus program. Many interfere with editing programs; in our tests Panda does not cause any problems.

Panda Global Security 2016 - 1 year licence (+15.77 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

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