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Denny Lajeunesse May 21st, 2010 01:17 PM

Client monitor card supported by 3 NLE's?
I moved away from AVID and now with MC 5 am thinking of coming back to the fold.

I like using Edius for some projects and I am being asked quite a bit lately to edit projects that have already been started in Premiere.

What I need is another video card that can be used for an HD Client Monitor that is supported by AVID/Edius/Premiere CS4 or CS5.

Are there any that are supported by all 3?

Perrone Ford May 21st, 2010 01:26 PM


The Nvidia Quadro cards are essentially a REQUIREMENT for CS5 and Avid, and I know that NVidia cards are at least supported in Edius, and I believe they use the CUDA technology to accelerate AVCHD playback. So I think that's your silver bullet.

From the Grass Valley webpage for Edius 5:

Graphics Card

* A graphics card supported by Direct3D 9.0c or later, and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required
o For SD editing: 128 MB or larger required, 256 MB or larger recommended
o For HD editing: 256 MB or larger required, 512 MB or larger recommended

The Quadro cards meet this spec, so it seems like you're safe.

Dan Asseff May 22nd, 2010 07:57 PM

I just got MC4/ waiting for MC5 upgrade, and would love to have the new Matrox mini.
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and all for $449.00. The only thing I don't know if it works with Edius.

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Perrone Ford May 22nd, 2010 08:19 PM


I don't think the Matrox works with Edius. Grass Valley has their own I/O cards that they support in Edius. Like you, I am eagerly awaiting MC5. I've got a MX02 box with MAX on the way, so I am eager to see how it does.

Denny Lajeunesse May 23rd, 2010 03:18 AM

Yeah, I have a quadro 9500GT 1gb now. Of course MS made them remove theater mode.

Would be nice if the second card was usable by more than one system. Could I use a second quadro to runa client monitor (3rd monitor)?

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