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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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I have been building all my computers for my photography business because I need as much power, speed and storage as possible.

I am thinking of building one for video editing but have a couple questions.

I hear it should not be online, this just causes them to slow down. I agree, but wonder what do you do for updates.

I have several network and external back up arrays that are in raid, how much internal HD would you suggest in a new build. I was thinking 500gig for windows, adobe, Cineform etc, and 2 ITB internals.


My current systems are all new, and run great, but with Premier Pro CS3 and Encore just way too many crashes, thinking the only way to stop it, is a stand a lone video editing pc

Any thoughts
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Old April 29th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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I personally do not see the need to be offline at all times, even with a video editing machine. The trouble of installing updates when you are not connected is too troublesome and it also prevents you from accessing servers and NAS, where you may store important information needed for projects.

My setup is like this, although I have increased my E drive to 12 x 1 TB and my Passmark rating is up to 4733.8
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Old April 29th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #3
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My setup is like this, although I have increased my E drive to 12 x 1 TB and my Passmark rating is up to 4733.8
Oh, damn! I just drooled on my shirt...
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Oh, damn! I just drooled on my shirt...
Well, at least you didn't squirt scotch out of your nose! (grin)

+1 on Harm's kit. You can trim back on the processor if you're working with CFRM, but you will need the storage capacity. It's cheap as cheese now so go big.

And yes to your original thought. If you're editing serious projects, you need a serious, dedicated machine. My edit station is only on my network when I'm transferring files.

I suffered through weeks of crashes when I first put CS3 together on my system. Run, don't walk, to the Adobe site and follow all of their optimization techniques. It'll make your life happier.
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