July 30, 2019

Yes, There Is Now a Laptop That Can Edit 8K Video

MSI's P75 Creator is driven by NVIDIA Studio's RTX GPU
8K is a beast, especially in full resolution. But NVIDIAs RTX Studio Laptop can not only cut full-resolution 8K, it can play it back, too.

This week at SIGGRAPH, NVIDIA showcased 10 new laptops that would be carrying the new NVIDIA RTX graphics chips with features that include ray tracing and machine learning. The new laptops feature either the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or higher GPUs onboard, or Quadro RTX 3000 or higher, and NVIDIA is working closely to be sure that the RTX Studio laptops run at peak performance. And with the NVIDIA Studio Driver, the laptops are certified for high-performance video editing, including real-time full 8K workflows. 

MSI P75 Creator Driven by NVIDIA RTX Studio GPU

For example, the MSI P75 Creator 9SF sports these specs:

  • 2.3 GHz 8 core i9 processor
  • 32 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB SSD
  • GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB of maxQ Cache
  • True Color 2 Color Technology for 100% sRGB color accuracy
RTX 2070 Triples the Performance of the MacBook Pro's ATI VEGA GPUs
Image Credit - Max Yurev, YouTubeCredit: Image Credit - Max Yurev, YouTube

The result is a 45% performance boost over the previous models, and the great irony is, this laptop costs $2699, about $1100 less than the 2019 MacBook Pro. That model, while boasting similar specs, cannot handle the 8K workload since it isn't NVIDIA supported. And that's not lost of the Mac faithful, who have been screaming for a while that Mac returns to NVIDIA graphics. Additionally, MSI also manages the heat load better, not having to deal with thermal throttling. The MSI also is three times faster in OpenCL benchmarking. 

There's also a 17" 4K display with a resolution of 3840x2160, and the MSI P75 comes with three M.2 SSD storage slots, so you can put plenty of storage on your laptop to handle the full video clips without having to resort to proxies. And you don't have to get an extra dongle like with the MacBook Pro that only sports a single USB-C port.

Check out more on how the MSI performs by watching this breakdown by Max Yuryev:

But the real advantage comes from NVIDIA's partnership with RED, which gives the RTX Studio laptops the ability to run RED's REDCODE RAW in 8K at 25 fps, live, all while rendering the footage ahead of it. And you can even do a full grade. No proxies, no waiting for transcoding. It's all in real-time. On top of that, exporting your footage in full 8K, the RTX Studio can push out your footage in nearly a minute of footage in a minute of export time. And you can bet it'll scream with ProRes RAW as well.

Of course, the reality is, that most of us won't need to cut in 8K for the foreseeable future, and even when you do, you're likely going to use proxies for cutting in Adobe until they can support it. RED recently published the API for using REDCODE RAW with NVIDIA RTX Studio, so any company can begin incorporating that support into their workflow. It's really only a matter of time. 

There's a wide range of Studio RTX Capable laptops, 27 and counting.

There are certainly other options out there. As stated above, NVIDIA was showcasing 10 new laptop models in their booths at SIGGRAPH, bringing the total number of RTX capable laptops to 27. At the very least, they'll all perform great in 4K and above, but I think only the upper-end models, like the MSI P75 will shoulder the 8K load.     

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Where can I get one with the lowest price online?

July 30, 2019 at 11:15PM

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Jessica Cooper
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July 31, 2019 at 5:33AM

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In some countries even 4k TVs are rare and here they come with 8k. Nice still

July 31, 2019 at 6:35AM

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July 31, 2019 at 9:18AM, Edited July 31, 9:18AM

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July 31, 2019 at 9:50AM

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Joseph Arant
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Also, for those who don't need the portability of a laptop, why settle for the subpar performance when you can get better performance (and upgradability) with a desktop?

For example, here is a 10-bit ready Quadro build with all of the same specs:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/B9r7cY

Granted, you will still need to purchase a monitor, but the benefit here is that you can purchase a color critical 10-bit ready monitor which unlike a laptop, is still usable when the desktop unit runs it's lifespan.

July 31, 2019 at 10:09AM

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Joseph Arant
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Another product that fulfills a need that doesn't exist.

July 31, 2019 at 1:24PM

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With just a tiny bit of imagination, you could realize that if it plays 8K this well, it can surely excel at playing and processing 4K.

Give it a try.

August 2, 2019 at 1:56PM

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Technically, a new low powered MacBook can edit 8k video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw2HFu5xAeA

July 31, 2019 at 1:33PM

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Brad Jones
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Wow, my water cooled desktop, with twin Titan X (Maxwell) GPU's geekbench score is 135K. That is an impressive score for a laptop.

August 2, 2019 at 1:36PM, Edited August 2, 1:36PM

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Joel Lovell
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A very impressive technology, but I really can't see any storytelling limitation 8k or even 4k mitigates. So what value does it actually bring? Particularly when most video is now consumed on smartphones. Better colourspace is a boon but resolution-independent. At 8k you have to be within 3/4 of the screen height to be able to resolve the pixels. This is manufacturer-led new clothing for a disrupted emperor.

If only our storytelling industries would put more effort into making better stories...

August 2, 2019 at 1:50PM

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Simon Morice
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Good 8K performance means VERY good 4K performance and AMAZING HD performance.

That sounds like value to me.

August 2, 2019 at 1:57PM

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That guy, in the video.

Sucks.

He tries way too hard.

August 2, 2019 at 1:58PM

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"Thanks for the bitching: very productive"

August 19, 2019 at 7:30AM

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Spec sounds good but it looks like a £300/$300 laptop

August 2, 2019 at 4:14PM

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