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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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What do you think of this video card for V12?

I just installed V12pro on my main computer and noticed that I cannot enable GPU support. My video card is a Radeon 45 something? which is not supported from what I found. There is a great deal on this card
Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 100292DDR3L Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0(x16)
Any thoughts on the card and any benefits? I don't do a lot of freelance work on my system, so I'm not pulling in the money to go with an expensive card. I'm thinking a little more performance for the price might be nice. Thoughts?

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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: What do you think of this video card for V12?

The card will probably not work with Vegas, as far as enhanced performance. It only has 80 stream processors, way below what is needed for it to work with Vegas, I think. The card you refer to is the most basic of cards, sadly.

There is a list of supported cards to enhance Vegas, somewhere, or a list of specs somewhere, but you'll need to spend a lot more than $20-$30 for sure, probably more like $100-$300.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:18 AM   #4
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Jeff, do you know where I can find this list, as I have just bought a Gigabyte ATI HD7870 2GB PCIe3 which I hope is OK. - GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - ATI - PCI Express Solution - Radeon HD 7000 series - GV-R787OC-2GD

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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #5
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Jeff, do you know where I can find this list, . . .
Not sure this is the list being refered to, but it IS a place to start, and it is SONY's(!):


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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #6
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Ron, there's some information on this page.

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Old December 20th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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Re: What do you think of this video card for V12?

Thanks for the info. I didn't think it would but for $20 if I got a little performance boost it would be better then none. I just don't have it in my budget for a $200 plus card. Maybe after my nice side job.

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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #8
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Re: What do you think of this video card for V12?

Thanks Graham & Mike. As I am using VP11 is there any advantage to be gained by using these cards ?
At this stage, for my use, I don't see enough advantage to be gained by using VP12. I don't do color correction or many effects.

Also, I was hoping it might have done higher bit rates for AVCHD but I don't see any changes there either. My new Sony NEX-VG20 apparently records up to 28Mbps but I don't think that VP12 even processes up to 24Mbps. If it does, they certainly keep it a secret !

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Old December 27th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #9
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Ron, what do you mean that VP12 even process up to 24Mbps?
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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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Kim, Apparently VP11 processes AVCHD at 18Mpps. But I don't know what the new VP12 does. They don't seem to mention it. - In other words, as I see it, if you shoot at 24Mpps, and then import & edit in Vegas, you end up with an equivalent of shooting the original at 18Mpps. Even the low cost Power Director processes up to 24 Mpps.

I think the max standard rate for AVCHD is 24Mpps so I am miffed why the Sony NEX-VG20 can shoot in 28Mpps. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.

Also, does anyone know if DVDA in VP12 is the same as the newly released free upgrade from 5.2 to 6 ?

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