Flame

Flame

Flame offers tools for fast, interactive 3D visual effects, finishing, compositing, advanced graphics, color grading, conform, editorial, and look development.

Component Recommendations

Processor Processor

Compositing

Video compositing relies on both a high amount of CPU cores and high clockspeed. Therefore we recommend a 6- to 12-core processor over 3.0GHz.

Note: Flame is only compatible with Linux, not Windows. CentOS Linux is recommended for your configuration.

Memory Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.

Storage Storage

We recommend having two drives which provides the best performance:

  1. Primary Drive: SSD for the operating system and software
  2. Secondary Drive: another SSD, or for better performance, an NVMe Flash Storage Drive (the "HP Z Turbo Drive") for active project files

If you need additional storage for large, infrequently accessed files, we also recommend one or more 4TB, 6TB or 8TB+ hard drives. Hard drives also work well for storing export files as the export/rendering process is generally not write intensive.

Graphics Graphics

For post production video editing, we recommend NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards as they provide high performance at a great value compared to Quadro cards.

For lower budget systems, we recommend a single NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080.

For higher budget systems, we recommend a single NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti.

If your application scales well with multiple graphics cards we recommend two RTX 2080Ti . If your application takes advantage of only one graphics card or does not scale well, we recommend going with the single RTX Titan 24GB.

Read More: GeForce GTX vs. Quadro Graphics Cards

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Configuration Recommendations

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

  • 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 192GB (12x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Registered Memory
  • 500GB SATA 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • 2TB (2x 1TB) NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive RAID 0
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 24GB

$12,150

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HP Z8 G4 Workstation

  • 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 192GB (12x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Registered Memory
  • 500GB SATA 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • 2TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P6000 24GB

$9,400

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HP Z8 G4 Workstation

  • 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 96GB (12x 8GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Registered Memory
  • 500GB SATA 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • 2TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P6000 24GB

$8,500

Customize & Buy

Condition

New: Purchased new from a HP authorized distributor. Never used. Ships in original manufacturer packaging.

Refurbished: Pulled from corporate environment in working condition. Tested upon arrival at our location and also after customization. Cosmetically grade A or B. Overall in good condition, but could have light scratches / scuffs. Ships in double-wall brown box with durable packaging material.