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Old June 28th, 2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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What type of pc/software do you recommend?

I am looking to build a new PC for DV editing. I am getting into the event videography business. I can't decide whether to just use my existing amd 3000+, 2gb ram, 9800 pro and add a matrox rtx100 card and some more storage space or to build a new computer.

Will the above config work well for dv editing? If not what would you recommend?

I am going to be filming using a pd170.

I was thinking of using the adobe software that comes with the matrox rtx100 card.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 03:12 PM   #2
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You didn't mention how much storage you have, but I would say your system is more than adequate.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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I will be buying 500gb of external HDD space. Is there a huge difference between my AMD machine and a new dual processor setup?

Also...Does the Matrox RT100 package offer 100% RT editing? Waiting for renders is a pain...
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Old June 28th, 2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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Re: What type of pc/software do you recommend?

<<<-- Originally posted by Paul Maxe : I am looking to build a new PC for DV editing. I am getting into the event videography business. I can't decide whether to just use my existing amd 3000+, 2gb ram, 9800 pro and add a matrox rtx100 card and some more storage space or to build a new computer.

Will the above config work well for dv editing? If not what would you recommend?

I am going to be filming using a pd170.

I was thinking of using the adobe software that comes with the matrox rtx100 card. -->>>

Do I need the Matrox card?
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Old June 29th, 2004, 03:32 AM   #5
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Hi Paul,

Your computer setup should be fine for running Premiere and an RTX100.

You do not really need an RTX100 as most of the stuff in PP is real-time. However what you do get if you go for an RTX100 is:

Real-time MPEG 2IBP import and export
BITC (Burned in time code)
analogue in and out
lots of real time effects...

Check this document out:
http://www.matrox.com/video/products...re_summary.pdf

Check this page for the RTX 100 system requirements:
http://www.matrox.com/video/support/...o/rec/home.cfm

I would suggest to try and get a demo with the RTX 100 and download the tryout for PP from adobes website.

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Old June 29th, 2004, 02:41 PM   #6
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What Ed said.

You have a great system for it. You could spend more, but the gain would not knock your socks off. As mentioned, throw in HD space. 1 hour of tape is about 13GB. Edit, render, and make a DVD and you have double it. I had one project run to about 100GB and I was seriously and aggressively economizing on space. It could have used 200GB easily. It you are working on more than one at a time, it racks up.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 03:32 PM   #7
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Is Premiere Pro as robust as Final Cut Pro?
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Old June 30th, 2004, 03:57 AM   #8
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Paul,

Thats very subjective...

For a start they both run on different platforms.

Some say running on a Mac is faster and less prone to crashes, where as others will disagree. They both have pros and cons.

Its a bit like comparing apple and pears...

Please do not turn this thread into a platform war.

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