How to Choose a Professional Non-linear Editing Storage Device for 4K/8K Video Post-processing?

1. Storage performance

The encoding and decoding methods of 4K/8K are more complicated than other formats. To achieve smooth editing and production, the amount of calculation per unit time is many times larger than that of high-definition formats. The performance requirements for storage device will become higher and higher, and TerraMaster D16 adopts a professional hardware RAID controller, which can use the built-in IO processing chip to reduce the CPU resource occupation of the host to greatly reduce the burden on the host.

2. Storage bandwidth

4K/8K ultra-high-definition video encoding and decoding methods and higher bit rates greatly increase the storage occupation of material files. The amount of information read and written per unit time is very large, which is 5 times higher than that of high-definition material information. TerraMaster D16 is equipped with Thunderbolt 3 transmission interface, speed up to 40Gbps and supports SSD and HDD, which can bring smooth reading and writing speed and flexible capacity expansion.

3. Operating system 

4K post-workstation platforms are basically Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems. TerraMaster D16 provides fully adapted drivers and professional management applications to ensure stable performance under various systems and the setting of a comprehensive security warning mechanism.

4. Non-linear editing software compatibility

TerraMaster D16 Thunderbolt 3 fully compatible with mainstream non-linear editing software such as Avid mc, Final Cut Pro, EDIUS, AE, Sobey, Da Vinci, etc., which can ensure the reading and writing of various high-definition video data.

5. Mobility

In order to facilitate the non-editing and DIT operations of the video production team, TerraMaster D16 adopts a compact design and special handles that are convenient to move, which greatly increases the convenience of out-of-home production, demo demonstration and project delivery.

6. Reliability

With the development of 4K/8K, the amount of material data will increase explosively, and the requirements for reliability will become increasingly higher. TerraMaster D16 provides comprehensive reliability, from components, products, package, and reliable solutions. The guarantee business meets the most demanding reliability requirements at work.