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Teradici vs Parsec for remote editing/graphics/animation
posted by Christopher Slagel  on July 8, 2022, 1:57 p.m. (2 months, 29 days ago)
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Hello all,

Wondering if anyone has any feedback on using Parsec for remote work?  I've had a mostly solid experience with Teradici but have been hearing decent feedback on Parsec.  Wondering if anyone has any experiences they wouldn't mind sharing.  Thanks!


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Response from Carsten Mauel @ Sept. 30, 2022, 12:08 p.m.

Blog about remote media workflows comparison

Hello, a colleague made this comparison for our blog some time ago, but it should still be up to date.

 

Cheers

C.

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Response from Ernest Mueller @ Oct. 3, 2022, 10:12 a.m.

We're a consulting company that does "studio in the cloud" implementations and use all the major protocols (NICE DCV, Parsec, Teradici/HP Anyware) and have facilitated several large client bakeoffs of the protocols as well.

The top level answer is that all three are good, but if you need frames and responsiveness Parsec is better, if you just need rez and color Teradici's better, and NICE is free in AWS. 

Many larger organizations going completely remote end up using hybrid solutions with multiple protocols so that e.g. artists, asset creators, and 3d animators use Teradici and then game dev/qa, video editing uses Parsec, and other users use NICE DCV or basic VDI solutions.

Naturally there's a bunch of details based on exactly what platforms you need supported, what kind of devices you have (Wacom tablets etc).
All three can be done with a single point of network ingress now as Nice and Parsec have added proxy layers similar to Teradici's recently.


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Response from Ergi @ July 13, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

Hey Chris,

Have not used Parsec although I hear good reviews, not sure if it support Macs but i can talk about Teradici CAS  on the mac environment, not the Teradici hardware 

Pros: Big deal for Apple to allow them to do remote desktop 

        Not bandwidth intensive but good idea to apply some bandwidth reservation/ priority on the firewall traffic rules 

        Leotsream server is required for mid to large deployments 

        Latency and responsiveness is acceptable to work 

       AV Sync  feature is awesome and comes handy to sync video audio with the remote station  

 

Cons: Only support SRBG color profile and finishers do not like it

          the resolution adjustment from remote to client is a bit of of pain but if you keep it consistent providers better experience(find out a set of resolutions, monitors, that works)  

           As soon as you login remotely you lose the on premise interaction so you have to reboot to use the box onsite.

           All of the above features are going to be addressed in the next release according to one of their senior engineers that we meet at NAB.  

if anyone is using Parsec can you share some field epxierince, like how is the sync, responsivnces, how can we use it on the new Mac what is the bandwidth requirements for 2k monitor, does it support wacom ...          

        

 


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Response from Bhavik Sukhadia @ July 12, 2022, 5:37 p.m.

Hi Christopher,

In our experience Parsec has performed much better from all the reviews I have from our team here. Worked with all types of internet connectivity at the users' end. We have not been able to test or do a very detailed analysis but surely when compared to Teradici (even when compared to PCoIP Ultra) it is very responsive. Also, the Parsec paid versions have got a lot of collaboration and reporting features along with 4:4:4 color setting.

The only downside with Parsec so far we feel is available for Linux.

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks,
Bhavik Sukhadia
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