How many HD or UHD cams @ 30fps on 2012 i7 Mac Mini?
  • How many cameras can a 2012, i7, Mac Mini, quad core, 16GB ram, support? Assume that each cam is running at 30fps and that that 1080p streams are h.264 and the 4K streams are h.265.

    I'd like to have as many as 8 cameras at some point. I think many NVRs commonly handle this type of a load. I'm still wrapping my head around all of the SS benefits over an NVR.

    Thanks,

    Robert
  • Ben, it seems like it doesn't take many cameras at 1080P and beyond to overwhelm a moderate Mac.... It seems that the cheapest dedicated NVRs can handle more cameras and more than a few can handle 4K.... perhaps the future is to have a hardware NVR with SS running in tandem....? I have a vintage (2006, 1,1) Mac Pro, would that run SS better than a 2012 Quad-core Mac mini? The MP does not run the latest OS--it's limited to Lion as I recall.

    Thanks,

    Robert

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