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    I've just did my first test shoot with my new Sony EX1. I'm running Edius 4.6 broadcast having upgraded on a dual intel xeon 3.2ghz with 2gb RAM (Super Micro x6dae-g2 motherboard). The capture from the EX1 into edius was easy. Everything seemed the same as HDV editing and not much of a difference but actually easier from doing it with a Sony Xdcam hd 330. Everything seemed to work fine using the canopus HQ setting. I was using 1920x1080 50i and even burned a few minutes out to blu ray using Nero 8 with the blu ray plug in and quality looked good on Sony bravia (I have encore but nero is quick and handy). So far so good. However I noted that on the timeline I've a lot of overload area (red mostly).

    Now first question (1) I've ordered another 4GB of ram but wonder will that help? or do i need to upgrade the machine. second question (2) While I found the "how to use xdcam with edius 4.6" guide useful it didn't really explain best project settings so maybe I'm doing something wrong. Is there a best practice guide to project settings with edius 4.6 and the EX1. i.e. going out to DVD, going out to blu ray etc.

    I'm a big GV and Edius fan having used since rex and want to make sure I'm getting the most out of the equipment I have as this is just a hobby for me.

    I'm going to play with it more and maybe I'll figure it out but any help welcome.

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    1) If you're running 32-bit Windows, anything more than about 3GB won't help as 32-bit Windows can't address beyond 4GB (and there are technical reasons why the 3-4GB range is iffy).

    2) Since EDIUS is format-agnostic, there isn't really a "best practice" for a particular format. It's all a matter of what you intend to do with your result.

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      Thanks for the response. Its 32-bit so I suspect I need to change the machine. I'll try a bit of housekeeping on the machine first but not that hopeful.

      George

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        Originally posted by gbn00 View Post
        Thanks for the response. Its 32-bit so I suspect I need to change the machine. I'll try a bit of housekeeping on the machine first but not that hopeful.

        George
        Are you running one of the hardware cards, i.e. NX, SP or HD? If so, hold off on that upgrade until after the next version is released. We will then have 64bit drivers for the cards and Vista support. Then you can re assess your need for a new machine. With Vista you can add the ram.
        Keep in mind, the hardware cards will support 64bit, but the software will still be 32bit... but will operate in a 64bit environment.

        You might want to read this:
        http://ediusforum.grassvalley.com/fo...ead.php?t=5165

        That said:

        If you are running on the old 3.2 dual core xeons, you may want to consider upgrading in the future.
        The dual -dual core machine should work fine with HDV. If you are using full raster 1920x1080, it will need more horsepower as well as hard drive throughput. Consider that point as well in your upgrade plans.
        At this point, we do not know what the next version will contain. If it has support for multi processor...meaning more than two, the dual quad machines should scream. If not, they will be handy in PC3.
        Last edited by Jerry; 07-20-2008, 08:59 PM.
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