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  • How would this setup perform with edius 5

    im looking at this HP Pavilion Elite m9400t PC

    cost would be: $1355.00.
    how would this setup perform with edius 5.0 for both dv and hd. i know i would get alot of rt with dv footage, but what about hd?
    Selected Features:

    * Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9400 (2.66GHz)
    * FREE UPGRADE! To 4GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (4x1024) from 3GB
    * 1TB RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA HDDs) - performance
    * 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT, 2 DVI (VGA and HDMI adapters)
    * None (Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/ front audio ports)
    * 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, audio
    * Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
    * Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
    * HP keyboard and HP optical mouse
    * No additional (Ethernet LAN port on system board)
    * LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
    * Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 15 month
    * No TV Tuner w/remote control

    Included Features:

    * Type: Elite entertainment, multimedia PC
    * Chassis: uATX
    * Memory card reader: 15-in-1
    * Total memory slots: 4 DIMM
    * Ports: 6 USB (2 front, 4 back), 2 IEEE 1394 (1 front, 1 back), 2 PS/2
    * Audio: Front headphone, line-in, mic (7.1 speaker capable)
    * Total slots: 1 PCIe (x16 graphics), 1 PCI, 2 PCIe (x1)
    * Energy Star Qualified: N/A
    * Power supply: 350 watts
    * Storage bay: HP Pocket Media Drive Bay, HP Personal Media Drive Pay
    * Dimensions: 16.61"(L) x 7.0"(W) x 15.51"(H)
    * Modem: Optional
    * Network interface: Integrat

  • #2
    You need system drive for OS,
    and possible to have other hard drive for pictures, music, mpeg files.
    Use the raid for video editing only.

    350w power supply is too small !
    Asus P5WDH Deluxe w/E6600 - 4GB Corsair - 8800GTS - 1TB & 1.5TB (2x750GB RAID 0) - Antec P180 + Trio 650W - XP Pro w/sp3 - NX PCIe w/Expansion Card - Edius 5.51
    Asus P6T i7 920 @3.6 - 12GB Corsair Dominator - GTX275 - 1.5TB & 3TB (2x1.5TB RAID 0) for Video - Antec P183 + Corsair HX-750W - Win7 - Edius 6.07 - Firecoder Blu - PC3.05.91 - BDR-203 - TMW5 & TAW5
    Asus P6T i7 930 - 12GB Corsair - GTX260 - 1TB & 1TB WD Black for Video - Antec P183 + TPQ-850W - Win7 - Edius 6.07 w/HD Spark - BDR-205


    • #3
      I agree with the "underpower". I have 1000W, with a 600W being a bare minimum for the future - especialy with the new power-hungry video boards that support GPU acceleration for EDIUS 5. Also be very careful about those expansion slots. 4 slots may not be enough for future boards that could aid in your overall editing and video performance. Also - if you ever plan to do HD - why waste the money on a non=Blu-ray DVD recorder? Just a couple of observations!

      Alan J. Levi

      SYSTEM: ASUS P8Z77-VPro mobo, Intel 3770K CPU, 16 Gig Crucial 1866 RAM, Antec 1000W PS, EVGA nVidia 560Ti 1Gig Video, CoolerMaster CPU cooler, LG GGW-H20L BluRay DVD, SPARK card w/23" Samsung 1920x1080 Monitor, OCZ 240GB SSD boot in Swapable Tray & 3 WD Enterprise 1TB video RAID 5 HDD's. 4.5TB RAID 1 Outboard backups, Behringer2000 Audio Fader/Controller


      • #4
        I would add

        1TB RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA HDDs) - performance
        This is way off what you need for smooth HDV 1440X1080i editing

        You need 4 x 500 gig seagates in raid 0 for 3 / 4 streams realtime
        and couple these to a decent raid card I use Highpoint 2310 rocket raid
        and not given me any issues yet

        and possible to have other hard drive for pictures, music, mpeg files.
        Agree with this!

        And would add an ANTEC MX1 external enclosure ESATA 1TB drive for backup of the raid 0 (as not a safe raid) although only had one fail due to a faulty drive after 1 week use! Backup meant I only lost 2 hrs work!!

        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


        • #5
          First thing I'd do: Get rid of Norton Internet Security. It's a major resource-hog.

          I run Symantec Endpoint Security at home and it's a resource hog too (less if you don't install the Firewall portion) but I've had far fewer problems with it compared to its Norton younger brother.

          It's sad... The Norton-branded products really have gone to poo. I blame SpeedStart - that was the beginning of the end.

          Anyway back on topic, the uATX (Micro-ATX) chassis may pose some problems in future upgrades due to lack of slots and physical space, so make sure you have everything you want/need built-in if possible.