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Computer Workstations – Custom Built Adobe Workstations.
Built like a tank, purrs like a kitten

The Quantum SHIFT is based on our award winning, innovating SHIFT chassis. Winner of a CES 2011 Design and Innovations award, the Quantum SHIFT turns the industry on its head, literally, with its vertical heat stack design.

Workflow, not workarounds

MAINGEAR’s powerhouse Quantum SHIFT PC workstations step up the standard by offering robust support for Adobe Creative Cloud. Designed to enhance your workflow instead of requiring workarounds, the Quantum SHIFT is a graphic and video editing pc and content creation powerhouse. With support for XML, EDL, and OMF import/export and networked storage, collaboration between editors and 3rd party post production houses is seamless with SHIFT PC workstations. And with a wide selection of hardware options, the Quantum SHIFT supports the hardware necessary to build the 4K, HD, or DV video editing pc that fits your environment, tapeless or not.. Whether you work with tape or are all tapeless, the Quantum SHIFT with Adobe CS6 can be built to suit your existing infrastructure, not force you to reinvest in new equipment.

Integrated, not applicated

The Quantum SHIFT with Adobe Creative Cloud has broad native support for RED footage and support for RED Rocket, Mystermium X, and the latest Color Science and Firmware for RED ONE cameras. Output and view full 10-bit color without the need for separate video playback hardware with certain NVIDIA Quadro cards. The Quantum SHIFT with Adobe Creative Cloud also supports ASIO multichannel audio cards, still-image files in nearly any major format, native DPX file import, and multi-cam. And of course, there’s support for all major media types. All without 3rd party app plug-ins.

Introducing the Quantum SHIFT 4K

Fully 4K workflow optimized with pre-configured options for out-of-the-box killer instincts, the Quantum SHIFT 4K comes with next-generation Xeon E5 2600 series processors with up to 32-threads of processing power and up to 128GB of RAM. A dedicated LSI MegaRAID controller with FastPath SSD optimized operation provides a buttery smooth pallet for your source footage, while an included Mini-SAS to 4-port eSATA cable provides linkage to up to four RED Stations for media acquisition from RED Mags. Supporting up to 12 SSDs or 9 mechanical hard drives internally, the Quantum SHIFT 4K is post-production powerhouse meant to meet the needs of a post-Apple workstation market. The Quantum SHIFT 4K is the world's most advanced video editing workstation capable of being equipped with the world's most advanced ecosystem technologies.


Besides the brute force of the Intel Xeon E5 2600 series processors, the grace of many-core GPU compute is provided by NVIDIA Quadro. With up to 448 CUDA cores and over 500 GFLOPs of double precision floating point power, Adobe Premiere Pro's Mercury Engine does not get any faster. And for even more performance, available PCI-X x16 slots are easily accessible and fully-cooled, ready for integration of multiple RED Rocket accelerators (sold separately.) An optional Blackmagic Design Decklink 4K provides for uncompressed 4K capture and playback, while an optional second NVIDIA Quadro provides DaVinci Resolve acceleration.

We can customize your computer workstation so that it becomes the ultimate video editing PC.
Maingear's computer workstations are award winning, recognized by International CES in 2011 for their innovative design.
EPiC 180 x2 closed-loop water cooling

Added to the mix is our exclusive EPIC 180 X2 closed-loop, maintenance-free, 50,000 hour watercooling solution. Able to dissipate up to 900 watts of heat from two processors that don’t exceed 140 watts a piece, the EPIC 180 X2 was built to deliver cooling performance in demanding environments, and at a sound level below that of any major multi-processor platform on the market.

The Quantum SHIFT custom workstation features support for industry standard hardware, and with the muscle from Intel in uni- or multi-CPU configurations, the Quantum SHIFT workstation also features the widest variety of NVIDIA Quadro solutions available. Supporting up to 12 SSD or 6 mechanical hard drives and the fastest in hardware RAID solutions, you can be sure that even uncompressed capture and editing won’t slow a Quantum SHIFT custom Adobe workstation down.

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