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    I'm operating on a Pentium 4, 2ghz, 1gg RAM, using a Radeon X800 pro video card and the "Just Edit" capture card.

    I'm looking at HD cameras, in particularly that Sony XDcam EX and generally upgrading everything.

    I would like to know firstly if my set up is capable of handling the HD format and if not what are the specs that would make it do the job.

    I'd love to just splash out and spend money on a completely new latest fastest baddest system but... well... I'm trying to get away with spending as little as possible. So what's the minimum I'd need to make this work?

  • #2
    Plenty of threads regarding this issue, best use the search function.
    Here's the problem, you can't have the best without spending a lot of money and you do need a new system, those specs wont do.

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    • #3
      Whoops I said Just Edit... I should have said Storm 2 Pro

      Even so... I suspect it won't work!

      The specs you've got there look like the biz... Hmm... I'm trying to avoid heading off to the Mac shop but fear I'll upgrade my system and end up still finding it inadequate despite what the guys in the computer shop will tell me!

      I'll get on the search button and see what the latest gear is...
      Last edited by LWGray; 04-17-2008, 07:47 AM.

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      • #4
        Single core P4, Ok for DV but for HDV I think it would be best to go Core 2 Duo.
        Get an Edius approved Motherboard (details on the website) and a 7000series Nvidia graphics card with Windows XP and some decent Hard drives, pref RAID 0 for the video data, and you shouldn't be too far off.
        And the NX boards are well worth it too, I know they can seem expensive but they do work really well.
        System 1 - Win7 64/Edius 5.51/Asus P8/8Gb RAM/RAID0/i7 2600K OC/nVidia Quadra 600
        System 2 - Win XP/Edius v4.61/Asus P5 DH Deluxe/4Gb RAM/RAID0/Quad Core 2.4Ghz Q6600/nVidia 9800GT 512Mb/NXHD + other stuff

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        • #5
          Get a Q6600 processor (~ $200 USD now) a good Asus motherboard, 4GB of DDR2 PC6400 RAM and you're set for the most important parts.

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          • #6
            Best System

            Hi,
            Go for a Quad Core as you can pick them up cheap now, Asus Mother Board, WD Raptors in Raid 0 and a good Graphics card i.e 8800 ect, (I Prefer Quadro's 4500 to 5600) I would use Corsair Dominator ram as you can also pick up there DDR2 fairly cheap now, its a shame that Canopus is behind with 64bit systems as you are limited to a dying out operating system i.e XP Pro 32 bit. But if you are using Edius as a stand alone OHCI system go with 64bit Vista Ultimate, (I use this myself) never had a problem, you will be able to run more ram in the future like 8gig ect. I just use a Canopus ACEDVio card to capture with which works fine in Vista 64bit systems, and if I want to capture HD I do Via FireWire.

            Cheers
            Steve
            EX Microsoft Design Engineer
            Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by swsw1550 View Post
              its a shame that Canopus is behind with 64bit systems as you are limited to a dying out operating system i.e XP Pro 32 bit.
              Cheers
              Steve
              EX Microsoft Design Engineer
              as far as I know, Edius5 will be Vista 64 compliant but not XP64 bit compliant

              looks like I may have to get to like Vista eventually, currently I don't like an OS that uses 500mb+ ram sitting idle, you won't be able to do much in Photoshop before system slowdown
              Anton Strauss
              Antons Video Productions - Sydney

              EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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              • #8
                Ram

                Anton I run two systems with Vista 64bit one with 32gig ram and one with 8gig of ram, Even runnng Vista 64bit with 4gig of ram screams compared to XP 32bit, It is just a matter of setting it up correct in Vista and in the Bios, Since Microsoft has released SP1 for Vist it has made a big dif with file transfer speeds, driver support ect, Give it a go one day, I don't think you will be disapointed with it. Also Anton any news when version 5 will be released?

                Cheers
                Steve
                EX-Microsoft Design Engineer
                Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
                  as far as I know, Edius5 will be Vista 64 compliant but not XP64 bit compliant
                  From the thread KH you are referring to, I believe he said it would work under Vista 64 bit but not natively and that the drivers for the hardware would also be available.

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                  • #10
                    I run two systems with Vista 64bit one with 32gig ram and one with 8gig of ram, Even runnng Vista 64bit with 4gig of ram screams compared to XP 32bit, It is just a matter of setting it up correct in Vista and in the Bios,
                    As you signature line notes
                    EX-Microsoft Design Engineer
                    , It might be a good idea you produce an article or guide on how to setup up a system with vista 64 so the people who don't have the acumen to do it can take advantage of such a system, I'm sure there would be alot of people on the list that would greatly appreciate such a work.
                    GA-EP45C-DSR3,Core2Q3ghz,8gig1066,260GTX,2x 20"AOC,22"Vizio1080pTV, Edius5/HDspark,PC3,Imaginate, CS5ProdStudio/IntensityPro,Win7_64
                    HPdv7t 17"notebook,8gig,2 IntHD,9600GT512M,17"extmon, Edius4.61,CS4Prodstudio.Win7_64,MX02Mini
                    DAW,HPdv9000,x2Turion,4Gig,2IntHD,Audition3,Cubase 4,XPpro,Alessis F/Wmixer,M-Audio F/Wmixer,BCF2000, BehringerMixers, Fender sound sys
                    Numerous Ext eSATA drives & Raids shared between systems

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                    • #11
                      Vista Setup

                      I have helped many a people with the set up of Vista 64bit and getting software to run on it, I have also mentioned in other post's on the forum about DEP in Vista 64bit, If anyone ever needs a hand people can contact me on 0754382678 in Australia, I know that this isn't alot of help for people overseas unless they want big phone bills (and if you want to ring from overseas please get the time correct for Brisbane Australia) but if anyone does have problems and can not phone email me at [email protected] and I will see what I can do for them, I have been involved on 64bit systems for almost 4yrs now so I will do my best for anyone.

                      Cheers
                      Steve
                      EX-Microsoft Design Engineer
                      Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by shueardm View Post
                        From the thread KH you are referring to, I believe he said it would work under Vista 64 bit but not natively and that the drivers for the hardware would also be available.
                        I was not referring to a thread but was talking to someone from GV who says there will be no 64bit XP support or drivers

                        maybe he is wrong
                        Anton Strauss
                        Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                        EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by swsw1550 View Post
                          Anton I run two systems with Vista 64bit one with 32gig ram and one with 8gig of ram, Even runnng Vista 64bit with 4gig of ram screams compared to XP 32bit, It is just a matter of setting it up correct in Vista and in the Bios, Since Microsoft has released SP1 for Vist it has made a big dif with file transfer speeds, driver support ect, Give it a go one day, I don't think you will be disapointed with it. Also Anton any news when version 5 will be released?

                          Cheers
                          Steve
                          EX-Microsoft Design Engineer
                          Hi Steve, I was referring to Vista 32bit, I am using Edius SP hardware and there are no drivers for 64bit, but apparently it will run under 32bit, once Edius5 is out, I will certainly like to try Vista 64bit with lots more than 4GB of Ram

                          Photoshop CS is the most Ram hungry software I ever seen, I am constantly running out when working with Poster size Raw images
                          Anton Strauss
                          Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                          EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                          • #14
                            Perhaps you missed the post referring to the EDIUS Road Map

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by shueardm View Post
                              Perhaps you missed the post referring to the EDIUS Road Map
                              looks like I did miss it

                              ok, will have to get used to the Vista idea eventually, I will come here and ask for advice on how to kill all the pretty looks that consume performance
                              Anton Strauss
                              Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                              EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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