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Old February 7th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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Could you recomment a board?

Hello,

First what do you think of the Videoguys recommendation for HDV editing?
They say we need two processor. Why? If HDV is 19mps when DV is 25 why do I need two processors?

What motherboard do you recommend?
Pentium or AMD?
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Old February 7th, 2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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Pine 2x4's are good boards... :)

Seriously though, I haven't had but one problem with an AMD chip, it was out of warranty but they sent a new one, gratis. I am a die-hard forever now. Two tips though-
1)Stay away from Asus, to say their tech support is useless would be an understatement.
2)Stick with the stock CPU fan. I spent like $70 for a fancy name fan, and it sounded like a jet turbine. The stock fan has been tested as quieter and cooler than a lot of aftermarket fans.

As far as brand boards, I sort of liked Abit. There was a huge issue at first with it locking or randomely rebooting, but after some searching their boards, I was able to tweak the softmenu, and it was rock solid after that.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #3
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I'd first determine your NLE and if you're choosing a hardware card like Canopus or Matrox. Matrox is especially particular about the board and pci slot you're using.

Basic HDV would benefit from atleast a hyperthreaded CPU. Cineform seems to like the Opterons, but you can build a stable system with either AMD or Intel.

HDV is an MPEG compression that uses i-frames and GOP. The NLE has to uncompress one or more frames if you want to see a particular frame. DV is 1:1, so it takes less work to view a frame.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #4
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If you are thinking of using a Canopus solution there is a list of recommendations here:
http://www.canopus.com/support/hardw...patibility.php

For a ready made system, the HP XW8200 with dual Xeons is said to be very good; better with 2GB RAM.

With Canopus Edius you can work just via firewire or with one of the Canopus boards. These offer a variety of connection options, both in and out including real time HD display. You will find a comprehensive description of them all via the site listed above under the product tab.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #5
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Also- whatever editing card you choose, get the breakout box. It makes a great difference when you don't have to reach behind the PC to plug in your firewire.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #6
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THanks

Ok. Thanks for all the comment.
I was thinking going with Vegas 6
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