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Old December 4th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #16
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Thanks for that post Jeff... I can picture you now crying in your milk over your recent upgrade all the way out here in California.... Your post is now making me rethink if I want to invest in a new system.. I think I'll probably do it sometime in late January... I'd be happy just to get an i7 at 3Ghz...

And I will second the request to find out how this chip is effecting Vegas playback performance because, as I've mentioned in the past, I can live with rendering times, let's face it I have to eat and sleep at some point so while not render during those times? But playback performance while I'm working is a legitimate concern for me and I've not been very happy with Vegas in this regard while manipulating HDV even at half the frame size..

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If you'd like to send me a small (30 second?) 8.0c project, I'll load it up and tell you how it looks. If you don't have a yousendit account (or something similar), they offer a 14 day trial.

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Old December 4th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #17
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I'll check this out tonight and report back to you. My playback of a single 23.976 HDV clip was rock solid at 23.976, using PREVIEW/FULL. I will try again with BEST/FULL. What kinda of effect would you like me to thow on the clip?

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I think there is a render test clip somewhere that was used as the benchmark for us Vegas guys. Somebody care to point it out.

Dell have indeed launched systems with these cpu's and I doubt you could build one for less. REALLY tempting.

Corei7 920 2.66Ghz
MS Vista 64bit!
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256Mb ATI Radeon HD3650 (anybody know how this rates for MB?)
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Comes in at 765 delivered. Prior to this, best I have seen for just a MOBO, cpu and 3Gb of memory was 613, so thats a heck of a lot extra for not a lot.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #18
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I'll check this out tonight and report back to you. My playback of a single 23.976 HDV clip was rock solid at 23.976, using PREVIEW/FULL. I will try again with BEST/FULL. What kinda of effect would you like me to thow on the clip?

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Awomse.. color correction! Also, what resolution are you previewing the image at?

Thanks Bill,

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Old December 4th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #19
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Review of the Creative Vado mentioned above. As expected....don't get too excited!
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Old December 4th, 2008, 02:40 PM   #20
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I think there is a render test clip somewhere that was used as the benchmark for us Vegas guys. Somebody care to point it out.
NEW Rendertest-HDV.veg

Quad core render times initially were around the 2 min. mark.
Latest results are as follows.
Win Vista 64 Intel core i7 940 @ 2.93 GHz 6G ram Vegas 8.0c - 1:42
Win Vista 64 Intel core i7 940 @ 2.93 GHz 6G ram Vegas 8.1 - 1:08

Can you say WOW!!.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #21
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I think there is a render test clip somewhere that was used as the benchmark for us Vegas guys. Somebody care to point it out.

Dell have indeed launched systems with these cpu's and I doubt you could build one for less. REALLY tempting.

Corei7 920 2.66Ghz
MS Vista 64bit!
Free Creative VADO Camera (likely to be junk)
6GB Tri Channel Memory
2 x 320Gb 7200 SATA Hard Drives setup in RAID0
256Mb ATI Radeon HD3650 (anybody know how this rates for MB?)
6 x Blu Ray Burner Drive
Keyboard and Mouse

Comes in at 765 delivered. Prior to this, best I have seen for just a MOBO, cpu and 3Gb of memory was 613, so thats a heck of a lot extra for not a lot.
Hmm.. I've hunted around the Dell site and was unable to locate such a cheap beast... That's an incredible price though considering it includes a blu Ray burner...

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Old December 4th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #22
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The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

Not the exact spec I quoted. Do a search on their site for i7
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Old December 4th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #23
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The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

Not the exact spec I quoted. Do a search on their site for i7
Yeah, here in the States the "Studio" series systems are only shipping with Core 2 Quads still.. When I try to price a Sudio XPS, the prices jump dramatically into the $1500 range..
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Old December 4th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #24
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Awomse.. color correction! Also, what resolution are you previewing the image at?

Thanks Bill,

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Here you go - Color Correction PLUS Levels Adjust on the source clip, which was 1080i 29.97fps. Rock solid on preview. See attached screenshot.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #25
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Could the i7 be the Holy Grail that Vegas users have been looking for. Your rock solid frame rate looks very promising.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #26
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Could the i7 be the Holy Grail that Vegas users have been looking for. Your rock solid frame rate looks very promising.
Nah Alistair, you want one of these!!!!!! :-)

At "250 times the speed of a normal PC" and ONLY 4000 - 8000 (read 400 to 800 within 3 years?) it's all getting within reach.

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Old December 5th, 2008, 03:37 AM   #27
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OOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

It's all very strange. CPU's went up in stages for ages then it seemed to hit a ceiling. They then started going dual core then quad.

Now the i7 has completely smashed and surpassed anything that is out there by a mile, and now stuff like this is coming.

Exciting times we live in!

You can actually buy one here.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/persona...computing.html

960 Parallel cores!
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Old December 5th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #28
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NEW Rendertest-HDV.veg

Quad core render times initially were around the 2 min. mark.
Latest results are as follows.
Win Vista 64 Intel core i7 940 @ 2.93 GHz 6G ram Vegas 8.0c - 1:42
Win Vista 64 Intel core i7 940 @ 2.93 GHz 6G ram Vegas 8.1 - 1:08

Can you say WOW!!.
I know what I want Santa to bring me for Christmas :-)
If my wife sees this, it'll be over my dead body :-(
hi Mike

Amazing difference in render speed! What spec was your Quad core build?

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Old December 6th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #29
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Keith, I have a QX6700 and it came in at 01:59.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #30
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Have caved in. All this info was too much to resist.

Talked them down to 720 inc vat and deliv and an uprated dual DVI graphics card, 2 x 320Gb in RAID0 and 6Gb of RAM. And YES, that price does include a Blu Ray Burner and a 64 bit O/S, and a free Creative Video Camera(go for around 70 on Ebay). Going to run 1Tb storage drives via eSATA.

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