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2007 July 30th, 23:17
Im new here, and new to photography all together! I bought the HV20 based on many review outcomes, and price for performance. Should pick it up tonight! Im so excited!
Im looking at purchasing a video editing package soon, and am curious as to what PC's people are running as their editing PCs.
I figured if people can list in a standard format what specs there PC is, and what package/s they use to edit with, those that want to buy a new pc, or upgrade can look at this as a guide. In the comments section of each post, feel free to add performance notes, and opinions, etc. Think of this as a central repository for equipment, and software that people can use as a reference. This might even make a good sticky if its supported.
Anyways, I think the following format would be good (i will fill in my details here):
OS: Vista Home Ultimate 32-Bit
CPU: Core 2 QUAD Q6600
MB: Gigabyte DQ6
RAM: 4 GB DDR2
HDD: 4 X 320GB WD (Backup Caddy 1), 1 X 200GB WD (Backup Caddy 2), 1 X 160GB Seagate (Backup Caddy 3), 1 X 120GB Samsung (Main OS Drive), 1 X 160GB SATA2 Seagate (Video files)
Camera: Canon HV20
Software: Looking at buying Vegas movie studio
Misc Equip: (audio mixers, extra lenses, etc)
Comments: Soon to upgrade to raid setup.
2007 July 31st, 09:00
OS: Windows XP SP2
CPU: Core2Duo 6600 (OCed to 3.2GHz)
MB: MSI 965 (should have got the Asus P5B)
RAM: 4GB Matched
HDD 4 x 320 SATAII and a whole bunch of external drives
Camera: HV20, duh :)
Misc: Rode Stereo Video Mic, Cinetactics Matte Box DV and a few 4x4 filters
Comments: Going Quad Core like you, Newegg had it on sale the other day for $300, should have bit then!!! Had I not just got a new Tele lens for my Rebel I would have!
2007 July 31st, 10:46
Home made system:
Windows XP SP2
APEVIA ATX 500W Power Supply
APC 1200 VA 780 Watt Backup Battery
AMD Opteron 180 Denmark 2.4GHz Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
2 gig Kingston Ram
Geforce 7900 GT 256
Master - Seagate 250g hd
Slave - Maxtor 300 ghd
External - Lacie 1TB Firewire 800 HD
Dual BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" 8ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitors
Pioneer 30" HD tube tv
System takes no effort in capturing the video. Using the Pulldown method, I seem to crash only if I had the destination folder open. I think it has to do with the pulldown trying to use 100% system resources.
Will be using Vegas to edit.
2007 August 3rd, 13:49
Hi wonder if someone could tell me if they see anything wrong with these proposed PC specs for a HDV editing system using Vegas..
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe, nForce 590 SLI,
Socket-AM2, DDR2,2xGbLAN,ATX, 2xPCI-Ex16
Corsair TWIN2X 6400C4 DDR2, 2048MB CL4,
Kit w/two 1GB Dimm's, E.P.P Technology
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Socket AM2 2MB, BOXED w/fan
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM (X2)
(one for windows xp and the other as a stratch disk)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM (X2)
(in Raid 0 configuration)
Corsair Powersupply 520W Black, ATX/EPS, 120mm Fan,
4xSATA, SLI, WxHxL 150x86x150
I havent decided on a graphics card yet ,,, but from what i've read, Sony Vegas 7 doesnt take advantage of GPU's... So any suggestions would be more than welcome (needs to support two monitors...)
Thanks in advance...
2007 August 3rd, 14:13
The thread title reminds me of an existing thread.
Is this about planned purchases or existing setups?
2007 August 4th, 13:15
Computershopper magazine UK tests 9 Gaming PCs at £800 and under.
Although these PCs were aimed at gaming they give a rating for Video encoding, although they give very little details of this test.
As I am planning on building a new PC for video encoding I found the results quite revealing and thought others might be interested.
I have listed the top 5 in the video test in brief, all have 2 gig of memory, SATA 300/7200 RPM HD and all on vista home premium other than number 4 which has XP home.
In the order of,
CPU/clock speed (some are OC)
MSI P6N SLI V2
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS/320MB
Asus P5N-e SLI
EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS/320MB
Inno 3D GF8600 GTS/256MB
ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A (V3.1)
BFG Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS/640MB
Asus P5N-e SLI
Leadtek Winfast PX8800 GT TDH/256MB
Last in the rating was an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ with a score of 204 this had a 256MB ATI HD2900Xt graphics card.
The two things that jumped out at me was how much faster the Quad is (Q6600) and the computer in 4th place with the slower CPU is equal to no 5 because it has 640 MB of graphics memory.
2007 August 23rd, 23:20
Just upgraded last night to a quad core. Made a huge difference in editing, and rendering times. Loving it. Also bought a dedicated sata drive project files. Will soon have a raid setup for this.
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