January 27, 2016 at 7:49AM


Can I edit 4k with the Bolt 3?

Can I edit 4k footage with this computer build? (I am using the Black Magic Mini & Adobe Premiere as my editing software)

Computer build:

Thank you!


I think so, but be advised that if you change your mind about Premiere Pro and want to use Davinci Resolve instead, Resolve makes heavy demands on the GPU. I'd suggest hunting for 6GB or more GPU RAM if you can afford it.

Also, be advised that lots of pros who shoot 4K actually edit in 1080p. It's a pain to deal with proxies, and it means you cannot be quite as lazy about your workflow, but there is no shame in that. 1080p proxies use about 1/10th the space of 4K originals (1/4 of the physical resolution and 2.5 times more compressed), so it's not like they are terrible for your storage budget.

January 27, 2016 at 9:04AM


Thank you sir for the insight!

January 27, 2016 at 12:09PM


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