for better performance -new video card or Cineform? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite
All about the world of Adobe Premiere and its associated plug-ins.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 1st, 2009, 02:04 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 55
for better performance -new video card or Cineform?

I have an on-board 256mb video card.
I'm running a 2.2 duo core and 2gb ram on XP SP2 CS3.

Will I get better performance and faster render times if I get a new video card, say a 512mb card? Or am I better off getting Cineform for faster workflow?

Currently, I'm working with HDV, and can do everything I need to. But I know, performance can be improved.
Gerald Labrador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2009, 02:21 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1,832
On-board video is usually plain S**t. Video is not the major bottleneck while editing, that is more a CPU and disk issue.
Harm Millaard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2009, 03:33 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Brno Czech Republic
Posts: 453
Video card won`t help with CS3, Cineform will. But make sure you skim through Cineform section of this forum, it`s not flawless. Nothing is.
Jiri Fiala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:09 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wyomissing, PA
Posts: 1,141
Images: 57
Dude, I'm running quads, 4gigs ram, and 500mb Quadro. HDV performance is no better than my five-year old Dual P4, 3gigs ram, 256 Quadro Dell 650. PPro IS the bottleneck.

I use cineform and avoid the hassle of having to wait for mpegs to index and peak file building. Files are 2-3x bigger though. However, with cineform you can split scene files. The supplied HDlink tool is very useful for conversions without having to run PPro.

For the most part, if you have the time, you can demo Cineform for a week or two. v4 is supposed to be a significant step in regards to metadata file editing.

That said, if your just doing cuts and titles, HDV is fine.
__________________
Pete Ferling http://ferling.net It's never a mistake if you learn something new from it.
-------------------------------------------
Peter Ferling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2009, 02:34 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 60
Agree with previous comments. Video card is unlikely to improve performance or render time. Cineform might. As you can download and trial it for a couple of weeks that's the best way to find out.
Steve Pesenti is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Adobe Creative Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:00 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network