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Old May 23rd, 2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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I am building my new system based on Core2Duo E6600 chip.

Chip:
Intel Core2Duo e6600 (2.4GHz)

Motherboard & other specs
ASUS P5K LGA775 Intel P35 ICH9 DDR2 1066MHz 2xPCI-E x16 ---(ATI CrossFire Capable)
2GB DDR2 800 RAM, 600W Power Supply, Windows Vista Basic

Video/Graphics Card:
?????

Camera:
JVC HD100

Software
Adobe Premier Pro 1.5 (will upgrade to CS3)

PCI Express
?? What other cards do I need to edit HDV??

I would like some suggestions on the type of video/graphic cards (PCI Express). Anyother gadget I missed to edit HDV? (like blackmagic cards?)

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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You only need a firewire/ieee1394 connection to edit HDV.

For video cards, I would recommend something like the NVidia 7900GS cards for about $150. You don't need a fast video card for HDV, but a few software applications like Magic Bullet support rendering acceleration with the VPU so a completely wimpy card wouldn't help much. If you never use 3d applications and don't plan to ever use Magic Bullet, you can save money and get something like the 7300GT for under about $85. It still has 3D capability but is slower. The main processor and your RAM are the keys for rendering speed with HDV. You should be fine with what you have. I don't know much about that motherboard, but you are definitely in the ballpark with all your components. Make sure you have at least one hard drive dedicated to video clips and try not to use the system drive for video content.
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