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    Hello Everybody,

    This is my first post here, but I've been using Canopus products since their DV Rex RT.

    My question: I currently have a 6 year old system, running dual Xenon 3.0GHZ processors. No dual core, just 2 processors with hyperthreading. I'm using the first incarnation of Edius NX and Edius 4.51.

    Is it worth the costs (in terms of speed and performance) to go dual or quad-core dual Xenons? I mean, if it only saves me 5% in processing time, spending $8K may not be worth it. I'm just curious how other's experiences have been. As it is my HD to MPEG 2 720x480 is about 1.3x realtime, and my HD to HD MPEG (1920x1080) is averaging about .18 realtime.

    Thanks!

    David Ice
    Tsunami Riptide with Edius 8.53

    Asus P9X79 Pro, Intel Core I-7 3930 K Processor (12mb Cache, 3.20 GHz), 32 GB Ram, GeForce GTX 570 CG, Windows 7 Professional, HD Spark, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, New Blu Titler Pro 2.0

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    Originally posted by David Ice View Post
    Hello Everybody,

    This is my first post here, but I've been using Canopus products since their DV Rex RT.

    My question: I currently have a 6 year old system, running dual Xenon 3.0GHZ processors. No dual core, just 2 processors with hyperthreading. I'm using the first incarnation of Edius NX and Edius 4.51.

    Is it worth the costs (in terms of speed and performance) to go dual or quad-core dual Xenons? I mean, if it only saves me 5% in processing time, spending $8K may not be worth it. I'm just curious how other's experiences have been. As it is my HD to MPEG 2 720x480 is about 1.3x realtime, and my HD to HD MPEG (1920x1080) is averaging about .18 realtime.

    Thanks!


    David Ice
    You might want to address that to Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark. They all have similar or faster setups.

    Also, will your bios update to handle 2 dual core Xeons? or even 2 quads? That way all you are spending is for the processor.
    Jerry
    Six Gill DV
    www.sgdvtutorials.com
    If you own the Tutorials and you need help, PM me.

    Vistitle YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVlxC8Am4qFbkXJRoPAnMQ/videos

    Windows 10 Pro up to v.1803 Tweaks for Edius Users
    http://sgdvtutorials.com/WIN%2010%20...%20V.2.0.0.pdf


    Main System:: Azrock Z97 Extreme 6, [email protected], 32gb ram, Corsair H110, Win10 Pro 64, Samsung 850 pro, E7.5/8.5/E9 on separate SSD drives, HD Spark, Intensity Shuttle, 12tb RAID 0 on backplane ,2 BD, Benq 27 and Hanns-G 28 monitors, CC 2019, GTX 1080ti SC Black.
    Second System: EditHD Ultimax-i7, X58, [email protected], Corsair H80, Win764, 24gb ram, Storm 3g, Samsung 840 Pro 256, 4tb and 6tb RAID 0 on backplane, GTX 980ti Classified, Edius 9, Apple 30", Samsung 24", dual BD.

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    • #3
      Do you know what motherboard you have?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jerry View Post
        You might want to address that to Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark. They all have similar or faster setups.

        Also, will your bios update to handle 2 dual core Xeons? or even 2 quads? That way all you are spending is for the processor.
        Thanks Jerry for the response. Being new here, alas, I don't know who Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark are. What are their "nicks" or handles?

        I don't know if there is a bios update. I have a Super Micro motherboard. I can't seem to find anything other than that (I'm not tech savvy at all when it comes to bios, motherboards, front side buss, etc.) and I can't seem to find a BIOS version number anywhere, even when I go to setup. I would wonder, though, if it was a 2002 or early 2003 motherboard if it could handle such a processor...wouldn't the dies and all have changed?

        I know that when I have needed a professional to repair things, we tried to update the bios and it was a nightmare trying to find out where/when/who and get the exact one. If I remember we eventually just left it alone because it was literally "chose one of the following 20 updates" and no way to be sure which one.

        I have noticed that Core Micro has dual Xenon quad core systems as turnkey Edius systems, and was wondering about them.....also, I'm hoping to purchase the Sony PMW-EX1 with the 35mbs data rate and go full HD as opposed to HDV. My current system is starting to show some strugges with complicated HDV projects and ergo, I'm looking at upgrading.

        David Ice
        Tsunami Riptide with Edius 8.53

        Asus P9X79 Pro, Intel Core I-7 3930 K Processor (12mb Cache, 3.20 GHz), 32 GB Ram, GeForce GTX 570 CG, Windows 7 Professional, HD Spark, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, New Blu Titler Pro 2.0

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        • #5
          Hi David

          I am in the same situation as you. I have crossed the divid from DV to HD and purchased the EX1 although not been able to attempt any serious editing until i upgrade the system. So if you get any good sugestions for a not too expensive setup do pass on the gen.

          My only grief withthe EX1 is the Sony format of the footage. While Edius Broadcast recognises it fine, I can't bring it into AE or Combustion to edit with as the codec is not recognised. I am assuming a workabout it to convert it to some thing else in Edius, but its just another step in the mix!

          Good luck, David.

          Vobes

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          • #6
            The second gen macpro (1600fsb) work great with Edius under bootcamp.
            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883104031

            btw macmall has a $150 rebate on that system. :)

            Steve
            Last edited by SRsupport; 05-01-2008, 04:02 PM.
            Steve
            EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
            A proud EDIUS EDITOR
            For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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            • #7
              Originally posted by David Ice View Post
              Thanks Jerry for the response. Being new here, alas, I don't know who Pat, Randy, Anton or Mark are. What are their "nicks" or handles?

              I don't know if there is a bios update. I have a Super Micro motherboard. I can't seem to find anything other than that (I'm not tech savvy at all when it comes to bios, motherboards, front side buss, etc.) and I can't seem to find a BIOS version number anywhere, even when I go to setup. I would wonder, though, if it was a 2002 or early 2003 motherboard if it could handle such a processor...wouldn't the dies and all have changed?

              I know that when I have needed a professional to repair things, we tried to update the bios and it was a nightmare trying to find out where/when/who and get the exact one. If I remember we eventually just left it alone because it was literally "chose one of the following 20 updates" and no way to be sure which one.

              I have noticed that Core Micro has dual Xenon quad core systems as turnkey Edius systems, and was wondering about them.....also, I'm hoping to purchase the Sony PMW-EX1 with the 35mbs data rate and go full HD as opposed to HDV. My current system is starting to show some strugges with complicated HDV projects and ergo, I'm looking at upgrading.

              David Ice
              Your bios number will be on boot up just before the ram count.
              Mark asked about the model number of your motherboard.
              Jerry
              Six Gill DV
              www.sgdvtutorials.com
              If you own the Tutorials and you need help, PM me.

              Vistitle YouTube Channel
              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVlxC8Am4qFbkXJRoPAnMQ/videos

              Windows 10 Pro up to v.1803 Tweaks for Edius Users
              http://sgdvtutorials.com/WIN%2010%20...%20V.2.0.0.pdf


              Main System:: Azrock Z97 Extreme 6, [email protected], 32gb ram, Corsair H110, Win10 Pro 64, Samsung 850 pro, E7.5/8.5/E9 on separate SSD drives, HD Spark, Intensity Shuttle, 12tb RAID 0 on backplane ,2 BD, Benq 27 and Hanns-G 28 monitors, CC 2019, GTX 1080ti SC Black.
              Second System: EditHD Ultimax-i7, X58, [email protected], Corsair H80, Win764, 24gb ram, Storm 3g, Samsung 840 Pro 256, 4tb and 6tb RAID 0 on backplane, GTX 980ti Classified, Edius 9, Apple 30", Samsung 24", dual BD.

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              • #8
                Try CPU-Z. A Great little free utility that gives you all the info you need without opening your case. You don't even need to install it. Just download it and run the exe file.

                Get it from http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
                Raja Singh
                Sadha Video
                UK
                1st:HDStorm+expansion bay,i7 3770K Ivy Bridge, Asus P8Z77-V,16Gb Corsair RAM,nvidia GT-650,Lian Li PC-A7110B Tower Case,NEC 24" Monitor,Win7 64bit,Vistitle 2.6,Edius 8.2
                2nd:HDSpark, i7 3770K Ivy Bridge, Asus P8Z77-V,16Gb Corsair RAM,nvidia GT-650, Lian-Li case, Asus 24" Monitor,Win7 64bit,Vistitle 2.6,Edius 8.2
                3rd:IntensityPro4K,i7 4790K,Asus Z97-K,16Gb Corsair RAM,Geforce GTX750Ti,Corsair case,Asus 24"Monitor, Win7 64bit,Vistitle2.6,Edius 8.2
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