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    For years (since 2002) I've been using Storm2 with Premiere 6.5, and they
    sing together. It's fast, versatile and although expensive at the time has
    been a rock solid combo. Forget Premiere Pro with the Storm - it never
    worked properly, and this may well have contributed to the Storm's demise.
    For really quick jobs I'd work in Storm Edit and still do. The MPEG2
    encoder is real-time excellent and all the storm filters and effects are there.

    This year (for HDV reasons mostly) I've moved onto Edius 4.5 but I had thoughts obout FCP and I did give it serious consideration. I decided to
    stick with Canopus (GV) simply because the learning curve would be far less
    steep and this has proved to be correct - Edius is so Storm-like that far
    less tricks have to be learnt from scratch and I don't have to wrestle with
    the Mac's foibles. Another reason for going Edius over FCP is that I feel a
    certain brand loyality to Canopus. The Raptor bit me and the Storm blew me
    away (Ha!).

    tom.

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    Tom
    Great stuff, I came down a similar path from Premier, Pinacle DV300/500 (UGG) to straight firewire.
    When I moved to HDV 3 years ago (Editing in Native HDV MPEG) I ran into real strife with blue screens, added frames (yes added frames not lost frames) in Premier Pro, Media Studio Pro and Vagas, did not even think of FCP but I remembered a friends Raptor and the way my ADVC100 worked like clockwork and went to the Edius site convinced I probably needed a Capture card to work with HDV.
    I discovered the EDIUS Free trial and after 9 months of frustration, within 2 weeks my project was finished.
    Update to 4.61 it is even more stable! Gets better all the time
    Lets hope it continues
    Regards Barry
    Win 10HP, EDIUS WG9.4, HD Spark, Boris RED 5, VMW6, Authorworks 6, Bluff Titler, VisTitler 2.8, NEAT 3/4, Mercalli 2/4, Vitascene, Izotope RX6 Plugin, NewBlue, Trend Micro AV
    GB GA-X58A-UD3R MB, i7 [email protected], 12G 1600mhz Mem, Samsung EVO-250G SSD, 3x2T RAID, GTX 970W OC, 2x24 inch LG Monitors
    Canon XH-A1/ Canon HF-G30, GoPro Hero3 Black, Edit @1920 50p HQ preset

    https://vimeo.com/user2157719/videos
    Laptop ASUS G752VT-GC060T Win 10HP, Edius WG8.53 Samsung M2 SSD 256G+1Tb HD,

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    • #3
      I only picked up my Edius 4.5 in March this year. Is the upgrade to 4.61 a freebie, and do you recommend I go for it? I'm too new to know what needs fixing in 4.5.

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      • #4
        Tom
        Yes its a freebee just download it from the Edius site, in my opinion well worth it
        Regards Barry
        Win 10HP, EDIUS WG9.4, HD Spark, Boris RED 5, VMW6, Authorworks 6, Bluff Titler, VisTitler 2.8, NEAT 3/4, Mercalli 2/4, Vitascene, Izotope RX6 Plugin, NewBlue, Trend Micro AV
        GB GA-X58A-UD3R MB, i7 [email protected], 12G 1600mhz Mem, Samsung EVO-250G SSD, 3x2T RAID, GTX 970W OC, 2x24 inch LG Monitors
        Canon XH-A1/ Canon HF-G30, GoPro Hero3 Black, Edit @1920 50p HQ preset

        https://vimeo.com/user2157719/videos
        Laptop ASUS G752VT-GC060T Win 10HP, Edius WG8.53 Samsung M2 SSD 256G+1Tb HD,

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        • #5
          Hi

          I just stepped into the Edius world too, and I am really glad I did. I think it is the most complete NLE I have tried so far.

          I have had very much good use of the training DVD from ClassOnDemand - it is really worth every $ in my opinion.

          /Ulf
          Best regards * Ulf * Denmark
          mail to me
          Main system: i7 3930K, 3.2 GHz @ 4.3 GHz, 32 GB RAM , 2 x WD 1TB Raid 0, 2 x 1 TB HDD, 1 x SSD boot, Nvidia GFX 570, Win 7 64.
          Second system: i7 970, 3.2 GHz, 24 GB RAM, Asus P6T, Samsung 840 Pro 120 GB systemdrive, 4 x WD 1TB in raid 5, 1 WD 500 GB for exports, Asus GTX 460 Win 7 64.
          Third system: Dell Precision M4600, i7 3.2 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro 2GB, 2 x SSD, win 7 64 Pro.

          Edius 7.01 & 6.54 & - VisTitle 2

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          • #6
            Hi Tom,

            You've made a wise decission. I have both FCP and Edius and Edius kicks the butt off FCP in real time and rendering performance!

            Geoff

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            • #7
              Hello all,
              I am new to Edius too - so new I haven't tried it out yet. I'm editing on Avid's Liquid Edition. I require a large drive for render files. My mentors tell me that in Edius he doesn't render. How can that be? Can someone explain this to me?
              Thanks
              Gail

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              • #8
                Hi Gail & Tom, welcome to the Forum...
                glad you made it.

                To answer Gails' question, Edius is a 100% non-destructive editor. It is, however, 100% processor intensive. Rather than create proxies or scale output to achieve real-time, Edius depends on your CPU (and the GV CODEC) to do the heavy lifting.

                Rendering by default goes to the Rendered folder within your Project folder, but my projects never bloat. I personally only render bare minimums to continue RT playback. Rendered files rarely exceed 5% of my original project size.
                Last edited by Rusty; 04-21-2008, 06:19 AM.
                Rusty Rogers | Films
                >TYAN S7025 - 32GB RAM, 2 x Xeon X5690's, 4 x 10k video HD's, Win10 x64, BM DecklinkHD, nVidia TITAN, 12TB DroboPro w/iSCISI connection
                >RAZER BLADE - QHD+ - 16GB RAM, i7-6700HQ Quad, 512GB SSD, Win10 x64, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

                An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
                Twain - "Glances at History" 1906

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                • #9
                  I also have FCP and Premiere (latest and greatest) and I rarely touch them. EDIUS is my main NLE of choice for many reasons, most of them are mentioned in this thread.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you everyone... I'm in the process of building a new system that I want to use with Edius. Do I need a special card or hardware? The system I'm building is as follows (I need to work in HD and SD mixed for ahwile): Do I need anything else to work in Edius Pro?

                    ASUS P5K3 Deluxe ATX motherboard
                    Windows XP Pro SP2 OS
                    Intel core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfiled 2.5Ghz Quad Core Processor
                    Corsair 2gig DDR3 1333 Ram
                    Thermaltake 750W Power supply
                    Antec P182 computer case
                    Seagate 750g 7200 x 2 (raid 0 - ?)
                    Seagate 250g 7200 x 2 (raid 0 - ?)
                    Sata 250g system drive
                    Asus 20X Black Sata DVD+/- Burner
                    Zalman 9700 CPU Cooler fan
                    Nec 24" HDMI Widscreen LCD monitor
                    Powercolor ATI x1950Pro 512mb PCIE x16

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tom hardwick View Post
                      For years (since 2002) I've been using Storm2 with Premiere 6.5, and they
                      sing together. It's fast, versatile and although expensive at the time has
                      been a rock solid combo.

                      tom.
                      Hi Tom

                      just in case you don't know my meaning of EDIUS
                      http://www.videoproductions.com.au/e...us-meaning.gif
                      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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                      • #12
                        Gail,

                        Your system looks good to go as it is. It will work great in OCHI until you save enough for an NX card! On the downside OCHI will only preview DV projects only :~(

                        On the upside... over the years, my purchases of Rex, Storm and NX have all paid for themselves in one job.
                        Rusty Rogers | Films
                        >TYAN S7025 - 32GB RAM, 2 x Xeon X5690's, 4 x 10k video HD's, Win10 x64, BM DecklinkHD, nVidia TITAN, 12TB DroboPro w/iSCISI connection
                        >RAZER BLADE - QHD+ - 16GB RAM, i7-6700HQ Quad, 512GB SSD, Win10 x64, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

                        An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
                        Twain - "Glances at History" 1906

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                        • #13
                          Rusty,
                          pardon my ignorance, but what is the NX card?
                          Gail

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                          • #14
                            See here!...
                            Rusty Rogers | Films
                            >TYAN S7025 - 32GB RAM, 2 x Xeon X5690's, 4 x 10k video HD's, Win10 x64, BM DecklinkHD, nVidia TITAN, 12TB DroboPro w/iSCISI connection
                            >RAZER BLADE - QHD+ - 16GB RAM, i7-6700HQ Quad, 512GB SSD, Win10 x64, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

                            An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
                            Twain - "Glances at History" 1906

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                            • #15
                              Gail - I would re think the setup - I have that case and when you considder the raid setup needed to do anything in HD more than 2 streams you are going to run out of space.

                              I would also look at the CANOPUS web site for compatibility of the motherboard, If you are going to HD and want to buy an NXexpress CARD for realtime output to hd monitor while you edit.

                              Look at ASUS P5KW64 WS PRO It has the pcie slots needed for a raid card graphics and NXexpress and output board. Will also support the CPU you have on the list

                              A good case is the coolermaster stacker rc 810 its big and has plenty of room and cooling for the raid and similar price

                              ALSO THE POWERCOLOR video card has a huge fan on it and will obscure the ajacent pcie slot that you will need for your raid card. have a look at the saphire hd 3850 256 bit 512meg ram 2 dvi card its a single slot card.

                              Just my opinion and if you want to go with an NXe later - You won't have to change your system.

                              Cath
                              Asus P5K64WS, Intel Core 2 Quad QX6850 Extreme CPU, Saphire HD 3850 512mb graphics, WDraptor160 OS, Highpoint Rocket raid 2310 4 x 500gig Seagate sata 2 se drives in raid 0, NXe and Edius 5.51 Imaginate 2.
                              Procoder 3.06 and various Prodad add-ons

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