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  • Upgrade to Edius Broadcast?

    Hi all,
    currently I have Edius 3.6 running on a P4 2.53 GHz PC.
    I just bought the Panasonic HVX 200 and shoot 1080i 24 P only and record to Firestore FS-100. Needless tyo say, it does not work! I was advices to upgrade to Edius Broadcast. It will not only be the software, but also the hardware. When I looked at the specs, Broadcast needs a 2.8 GHz Xeon dual processor. Since the dual core are on the market, I think they are faster / cheaper?
    I asked in a store and was told, the 2.44 GHz Dual Core is faster. But....would it be also supported by Broadcast?
    What would be the best configuration -cost effective one to run Broadcast?
    Is there a demo version I can download?
    All I really need is trim my clips and deliver them in Quicktime HD (Firestore even records in QuickTime HD-so all I would need is trim the clips a little. Would Edius 4 give me that option? I still have a DV Storm II. Will that become useless when I upgrade to HD?

    Dorian

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    Edius Broadcast is only a software upgrade to enable the extra features

    if your PC is not fast enough for realtime, then you can always worry about that later

    I don't have any software that takes advantage of Dual Core

    I have a Dual Xeon system and a Dual Xeon Dual Core system, the Dual Core is the same slow as the Dual Xeon when it comes to encoding, so no advantage in my case
    Anton Strauss
    Antons Video Productions - Sydney

    EDIUS 9 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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    • #3
      DVStorm is useless for HD, but fine for dv. You need the upgrade to Broadcast to handle the HVX200 (which it is said to do well).
      DVC laptop: W870CU i7; 17.3" 1920x1080; 2x 1TB 7200rpm SATA notebook drives; Edius 8.5WG; Windows 7.

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      • #4
        The difference between the Pro and the Broadcast version of Edius are the supported formats. My customers here are mainly using DualCore machines in the E6600/E6700 range with at least two SATA drives in a Raid0 configuration. If you are not planning to buy a Canopus NX or SP board with HD output you can still use your DVStorm in the following way: import your HD material and choose a SD project setting so you have at least some way of monitoring your material. Everything is better than an overlay on the PC screen. Of course you have to change the project setting back to HD when you want to output to your camera.

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        • #5
          Is there a demo version I can download?
          You can download an Edius 4 demo version from the canopus website. It includes all broadcast functionality so you will be able to test it yourself at your own system....
          Aristotelis Bafaloukos
          Systems Engineer, Video Editor, 3D Artist
          BEng (Hons), MSc, MBCS

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          • #6
            As the others have pointed out, don't worry too much about the minimum specs. System speed is not a will/won't work issue. It will determine what will/won't work in realtime though.

            If you're OK with the performance you're getting now, then upgrade to EDIUS Broadcast, get your P2 going, and then see if you're getting enough realtime performance. Then if you want more realtime performance, you can look at upgrading your system.

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            • #7
              Thank you Brandon,
              just got back from LA with Edius Broadcast and Procoder 3 upgrade.
              I am going to upgrade my CPU (AMD). Since I did not buy an NX card, I heard, there is a graphic card, which outputs HD.
              Since I need to upgrade my motherboard as well, I want to use PCI -e for video.
              Which of the video cards would output to an HD monitor?

              Dorian

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              • #8
                Many graphics cards have HD output of the video overlay.
                However, remember that this is not a true representation of the video content that you'd get from a deck or similar - that's what the EDIUS hardware does.

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