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Old April 18th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #1
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Just bought a New Editing System

Hey guys,

I bought a new editing system today. Hopefully I will be able to edit HDV...more than just a couple frames at a time. :) Had somewhat limited funds, so I could not go crazy, but I was able to get a dual core chip and a 20in wide LCD. Here's the rest of the detail...

--Intel Pentium D Processor 940 (3.2GHz) w/ Dual Core Technology
--2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
--20 in (20 in viewable) 2007WFPWide Aspect Digital Flat PanelDisplay
--256MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800
--160GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
--Dell 13 in 1 Media Card Reader
--48x CD-RW and 16X DVD+/-RW
--Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, PCIw/Dolby Digital EX, IEEE1394, 7.1 channel, THX cert

Will let you know how it works when it comes in and I have a chance to play with it.
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Editing - Canopus Edius Pro 4, Intel Pentium D 940 (3.2 GHz), 2GB, 74GB SATA 10K, 160GB SATAII, 300GB SATA, nVidia GeForce 6800 (256MB), Dell 20 in widescreen flat panel (2007WFP)
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Old April 19th, 2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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Scott, How do you like Canopus?? Do yo have 3.61?
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Old April 20th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #3
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Love it!

I have played with Premier, Vegas, and Canopus. Just a personal preference here, but I like Edius. I do have version 3.61. I find the interface easier to use. If I had a second choice I would choose Premier. It could be that when I was trying these differenct aps out I played with Edius more and got used to the interface. I have had no issue with Edius and find it easy to use. It still has A LOT of features that I am still learning how to use, and A LOT of cool things that can be done with it once it do learn more. You will find opinions on all sides, but I prefer Canopus.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #4
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It arrived!!!

I got my new PC yesterday and got it all hooked up. I captured 18min of HDV footage and it worked great. Just so everyone knows, if you use Edius 3, HDV will work with a dual core Intel. I have a 3.6Ghz with 2gb for reference. Their specs list a Dual Xeon 2.8 as the min requirements. And the 20in wide monitor is wonderful.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:55 PM   #5
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Scott,

I am considering the purchase of a computer very similar to yours.

How were your results with premiere/vegas?

Thanks, Mike
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Old June 19th, 2006, 10:06 AM   #6
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Scott,

I am considering the purchase of a computer very similar to yours.

How were your results with premiere/vegas?

Thanks, Mike
I have not used premier or vegas with my new setup. I would image it would work fine. I have had very little slow down editing 2 streams of HDV with transition and titles. Anymore streams than that and it gets a little jitterey.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #7
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Hey Scott, if you don't mind can you list where you got it from and a little more of the specs, such as the motherboard.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #8
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I got my new PC yesterday and got it all hooked up. I captured 18min of HDV footage and it worked great. Just so everyone knows, if you use Edius 3, HDV will work with a dual core Intel. I have a 3.6Ghz with 2gb for reference. Their specs list a Dual Xeon 2.8 as the min requirements. And the 20in wide monitor is wonderful.
Hey Scott,

Good to hear your system is up and running. A couple of quick questions...

1. When you say HDV, are you reffering to native HDV or the Canopus HQ format? I gave the native HDV a spin and couldn't stand it. HQ seems alot friendlier to edit in.

2. How is the output to HD monitor like with the 6800 card? I find with 7300 GS that i get artifacts from interlaced output. Was wondering what your experiences were like in this regard.

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Old June 26th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #9
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Hey Scott, if you don't mind can you list where you got it from and a little more of the specs, such as the motherboard.
Joel,

I got it from Dell so actuall specs are not that easy. It is an XPS 400. Here is the link to the system specs that include at least the chipset of the MB.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/
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Old June 26th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #10
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1. When you say HDV, are you reffering to native HDV or the Canopus HQ format? I gave the native HDV a spin and couldn't stand it. HQ seems alot friendlier to edit in.
Canopus HQ. I did do some .m2t editing but not enough to have any issues. The Canopus HQ codec works great with no noticeable loss in quality.

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2. How is the output to HD monitor like with the 6800 card? I find with 7300 GS that i get artifacts from interlaced output. Was wondering what your experiences were like in this regard.
Unfortunately I do not have an HD monitor. I use a Dell 20 in widescreen to edit. I have a Toshiba HD projection that I output to for viewing and it looks pretty nice, but that is straight from the camera.
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Editing - Canopus Edius Pro 4, Intel Pentium D 940 (3.2 GHz), 2GB, 74GB SATA 10K, 160GB SATAII, 300GB SATA, nVidia GeForce 6800 (256MB), Dell 20 in widescreen flat panel (2007WFP)
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