Software and hardware requirements, OS and more

Operating system

Nobe OmniScope runs on both Windows and macOS.

The minimum requirements are:

  • Windows 10 or later,

  • macOS Yosemite (10.13) or later.

    • Intel based macs

    • Apple Silicon based macs (M1/M2)

Windows 7 and macOS 10.10 are supported with 1.9.26 version of OmniScope.

Hardware requirements

  • Discrete GPU card with OpenGL & OpenCL / Metal support.

Nobe OmniScope will also work on integrated Intel GPU chips but the performance might not be optimal.

Performance Considerations

We have thoroughly tested multiple Mac systems and found out that M2 Pro Mini 16GB Ram to be the ideal choice for UHD signal monitoring.

Here's a screenshot from our test layout:

The layout consists of:

  • Source viewer,

  • RGB Parade,

  • Luminosity Waveform,

  • LMH Vectorscope,

  • CIE Plot,

  • Histogram,

  • QC Timeline view.

On top of that there are all the QC features enabled:

  • Gamut check,

  • HDR gamut check,

  • HDR statistics,

  • Blanking Detection.

There's no scaling or performance settings applied - everything is running with the native UHD signal (10bit YCbCr 4:2:2 through DeckLink 8K Pro).

OmniScope runs reliably with no dropped frames.

Cheaper options

Using the same layout as above, but without the QC tools on M1 Mini with 8GB RAM:

The system runs reliably without losing frames on up to 2K 1080p 30 fps.

By applying some scaling settings and performance options it's possible to monitor UHD signal with the same machine.

Windows based systems

For a smooth UHD workflows we recommend PC builds with GPUs like RTX 2060 or stronger.

Out test system that performs perfectly smoothly with the above layout and all the QC features enabled in UHD 30p:

  • nVidia RTX 2060,

  • Intel Core i5-13400F

  • Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

  • Kingston Fury Beast Black 32GB DDR5

  • DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K

FullHD monitoring

For FullHD only monitoring you can get away with as low as GTX 750 GPU or similar.

Integrated Intel graphics chips are generally not recommended.

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