How to Build a 4K Video Editing PC

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If you haven’t seen our video blog, we have recently built our new custom 4K video editing PC. Which you can watch below.

Following on from our video we thought we’d help you guys out by giving you some advice on building a 4K video editing PC.

Technology is progressive, and this is what makes technology interesting. For instance, there has been a shift from standard definition TV to HD and full HD, which has 1920 pixels in width. A 4K video specification implies 4,000 pixels in the width of the footage. 4K is being primed to become the benchmark used for recording and watching all sorts of videos.

For us, Video Editing mostly comes down to the specs. Since time is money and rendering time and editing time is driven by hardware considerations. For that reason, great hardware is an important consideration, especially GPU’s with SLI and great SSDs.

The following are reasons why 4K is required;

High-quality videos 
With a footage of 4,000 pixels across, 4K can provides outstanding picture quality. Ultra-High definition is achievable with 4K videos. It facilitates a significant reduction in common artefacts. It allows for cropping up to 4 times while maintaining full HD resolution. These ensure a better experience for the users.

Ample working space 
4K provides a safe working space that enables the editors to work more efficiently without slowing down the PC. Imagine being able to view multiple video tracks or other different files without a reduction in the size of each window!

It is the future 
4K is not yet the first choice in video editing, but all indications are it is going to be very soon. Consumers may not be demanding it currently, but it is just a matter of time. Thus, it is wise to start creating content in 4K in preparation for the shift.

4K is vital for users who prefer to have multiple windows at once. Comparatively, its magnitude in pixels enables better functioning even when several windows are open at once.

Here is the process of building a 4K video; 
1. Choice of personal computer.
One ought to be strategic in choosing the personal computer to be used. The computer has to be able to handle the magnitude of pixels that 4K provides.

2 Components.
The following elements are necessary for a personal computer

The processor of choice is Intel which allows for multi-threading, an important feature in video editing. As compared to AMD, it has two more cores.

Video editing requires significant memory for efficiency thus a memory of 32GB or more is preferable.

CPU cooling system 
With the intensity of the work involved in video editing using 4K, a good cooling system for the CPU is vital. It enables working in a quiet environment.

It has to match the processor in use.

Graphics card 
– 4k video editing necessitates a graphic card that can function with that magnitude of pixels. One of 60Hz is efficient.
-A card reader
-Hard disc for storage
-A comfortable keyboard
-Pc speaker
-A 4K monitor
-Operating system – Windows 8.1 is preferable.

Power supply 
Since the PC will be running for long periods, it is necessary to have the adequate power supply to avoid any interruptions. About 550 watts is enough.

Installation of 4K in PC is relatively simple by the use of a 4K video card which is readily available. Once installed, it is ready to use.


Find the full specifications of our new Video Editing PC below:

CPU: Intel Core i7 6850K 2011-3 15MB 3,6GHz –…

GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Super JetStream –…

RAM: G.SKILL 16GB Ripjaws V Series DDR4 2400MHz (4x16GB) –…

SSD OS: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB M.2 NVMe –…

SSD Data: Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512GB SATA-III –…

Mainboard: Asus X99-E 2011-v3 Intel X99 –…

Case: Fractal Design DEFINE R5 –…

CPU Fan: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 –…

Power: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 (850 Watt) –…


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