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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 X99-A/USB3.1 - Samsung EVO870 1TB - Win10Pro - Edius 7.53


    • #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:AsRock Z490 Taichi MB, Intel i9-10850K CPU, 64 Gig Trident 3600 RAM, Corsair HX1000W PS, nVidia RTX 3070 Video, Corsair h115i Water CPU cooler, Asus BW16-B1HT BluRay DVD, Samsung 512GB SSD boot in Swapable Tray, 2 1TB Samsung SSD video files RAID 1, 4.5TB RAID 1 Outboard backups, Behringer 2000 Audio Fader/Controller, LG 27" 4K Monitor, 2 Asus 1080 monitors.


      • #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.