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Does SSD reduce render time significantly?

It depends entirely on the type of rendering you are doing and the specs of your computer. Bottle necks can occur in many different parts of the rendering pipeline. Generally speaking, rendering is ...
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What part should I buy to render videos?

Are you in search of a "solution" when you appear to have NOT identified a "problem"? Are you editing video now? Is it too slow for what you need? Are you making artificially unreasonable ...
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Should I be concerned about overheating when doing long render tasks?

First answer to "My question is if this heavy workload will decrease the life of my computer." Simply YES, BUT any work on a computer will decrease its life, but it does depend on the work being ...
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What part should I buy to render videos?

CPU's used to render graphics was a very very long time ago. GPU's surpassed CPU's for this almost 20 years ago. You absolutely do need to get a good graphics card, yes. Don't look for anything ...
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Is there something like nvenc for free codecs (VP8/9)?

There is a hardware-accelerated VP8 encoder recently released by the University of Milan. Source and standalone binary for 64-bit Linux and compute 3.5, 5.0 and 5.2 capable NVidia GPU cards available ...
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How to set up a 3-screen video installation to sync correctly?

I was in same situation when I started my project in 2014. After a lot of research i found a very good solution. I am running three projectors and one monitor on one computer so total 4 outputs i am ...
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V-mount and D-tap power problems

To anyone who has similar questions, I think I solved it. Pay attention to voltage inputs to your devices. The blackmagic monitor I was using has a power input of 12v using the two-pin barrel ...
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How h265 settings / presets affects the target device cpu while decoding and how can I tweak them?

Try Encoding using "--tune fastdecode" and also check if "Average Bitrate" with "2 Pass" is better than "Constant Quality" with your particular Decoder; trying to maintain Quality over Bitrate can ...
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Yongnuo YN 160S - how to get inside?

Well, I'm an idiot, or was just really tired the first time I looked things over, because after taking another look today I realized that the shallow circular indentations at the corners of the face ...
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How to set up a 3-screen video installation to sync correctly?

I did a 3 screen art installation in a hotel lobby some years ago. The original system used media players in a rack with converters to pass DVI over cat5 cable. There was a control computer to keep ...
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What is more important number of CUDA cores on GPU or VRAM for video editing and graphics?

It depends entirely on which software you are using, as well as plugins. Adobe Premiere takes advantage of CUDA, which radically increases rendering speeds and playback of specific file types. But ...
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How to shoot my whole life from first POV?

I don't think that you really thought this through thoroughly. (what a sentence!) On a serious note tho, it would mean that you always have to carry around batteries on you, enough for at least while ...
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Unknown coaxial cable female end. smaller than RCA or BNC. White rim

That's a barrel connector, as you say most often used for DC power connections. I doubt that it has an ideal impedance profile for 75 ohm video connections, but that probably doesn't matter in your ...
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Physical difference between ISO and gain

ISO stands for the International Standards Organization. They standardize all kinds of stuff, including film stock for photography, cinematography, and digital video. If you're using a digital ...
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Do i really need a Super-Computer to edit Videos?

Most likely, the issue is with the codec you're trying to edit. Temporal compression schemes require a lot of on-the-fly processing to decode. Players are optimized to do this sequential decode, but ...
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Do i really need a Super-Computer to edit Videos?

Research how to use proxies. Proxies are copies of your original footage encoded at lower resolution, lower quality, or just in a less processor-intensive codec. You use them while you're working on ...
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Where do you charge your batteries?

If there's no electricity and you're not keen on using a generator, this is your solution: a DIY battery solar charger
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How to split video output signal from 1 PC to 40 projectors?

You can't use a passive splitter for this as the signal level would drop far too low, however it should be trivial to accomplish with some simple active distribution amplifiers. There are two real ...
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Capturing speech audio and video with a smartphone?

Were I work we used an iPhone 7 and a Samsung S8+ for an experimental web series to capture video. The result was awesome, specially when you use stuff like the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Smartphone Gimbal. (...
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What kind of desktop computer is required to edit video in Blender?

Are you using it just for Video Editing or are you doing 3D graphics work as well ?? You will need to look at the minimum and recommended specs for the software you are using and make a decision ...
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Does SSD reduce render time significantly?

In preview and cache, it should help. But in rendering, the cpu upgrade is the best.
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Minimum equipment for shooting an event in a dimly lit environment

A tough one. Certainly might be worth wording the client up that it's going to be dark. I'd try and do a test if possible to see exactly how dark it's going to be. I don't think you're going to get a ...
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What part should I buy to render videos?

If by 'render videos' you mean exporting video files from editor and compositing apps, then the CPU is still primary. Yes, many apps/encoders do use CUDA/OpenCL APIs to use the GPU to render videos ...
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Should I be concerned about overheating when doing long render tasks?

In general, no you don't have to worry about it. Manufacturers will test their equipment including doing thorough thermal tests. In the case where you build your own computer, it might be a concern, ...
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Hard drive configuration for editing

Put everything you are working on/with on the SSD, if it's full put it on the fastest HDD you have avilable. You have a real beast there in terms of computing power. Your processor is quite powerful,...
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What part should I buy to render videos?

If you are using Vegas, then AMD GPUs, Premier Nvidia. The newer intel cpus have built in graphics support for opencl 1.2 and specific instructions for video encoding/decoding. Getting a new Quadcore ...
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CPU Selection for video encoding

A big question is will your encoder use multithreading. I have a dual E5-2697 v2 System, 48 Cores. So if I need to just encode video which does not or cannot, due to effects applied, use the GPU (...
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CPU Selection for video encoding

The DV encoder used in the cited test is useless for gauging modern CPUs. I ran the test command with the referenced media on a 4-core i5 and the difference between -threads 4 and -threads 3 is 0.5% ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects Hard Drive Scratch Disk and Cache set up in temporary situation.

Personally, I would ditch the usb3 drive for editing. Assuming you can't buy a third drive I would do your setup like this. Do a two drive setup. C: OS and media cache d: (raid) Media, projects, ...
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Multi-source, picture-in-picture live stream

Like @screaming-drills say's: this can be done with softwares like Wirecast and OBS. You could also get very expensive hardware to do the same eg. from Blackmagic Design, I would however look at the ...
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