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Old 02-20-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Questions regarding Edius NX + 5D Mark II + Win7 64-bit

Hi all. I'm new to this forum so please bear with me. I'm an aspiring film maker who's been using a bit of everything now ready to get more serious, however I don't want to go out and get the most expensive toy I would like to understand what's in the package first and try to maintain within budget

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My PC after Upgrade:
CPU: Core i7 920 2.66/8MB/FSB 4.8/1366
Motherboard: Asus P6T
OS: 64-bit Windows
RAM: G.SKILL DDR3 TRI-CHANNEL 6TD/2000 CL 9-9-9-24 * 2 (12GB RAM)
GFX Card: GTX285

The Edius Card I am planning to purchase:
PCI-X main board (NHX-E1): 1 PCI (64-bit / 66 MHz PCI ver 2.1). May use two 32-bit / 33 MHz
PCI HD component output board (HX-HD1): 1 PCI (32-bit / 33 MHz PCI ver 2.1)
Are these hardware components compatible with Edius NX?

Will my PC be able to handle 5D MKII format smoothly (Realtime)? MK II uses 1080 30p in raw as I understand and based on reading it is suggested that it should be converted to Canopus HQ right? I'm still quite fresh at this exploring the DSLR filmmaking world and Edius', but both seem to be very interesting niche's with great capability.

Another question which I'm not sure has been resolved (though it has been asked before but those posts date back up to a year ago..)
Can Edius 5 NX work with Windows 7 64 bit? I was told it works with 32 bit but it seems limiting as I have 8gb of RAM (update: will upgrade to 12GB RAM)... Vista is sloppy OS in my opinion but if no other choice I guess I can install it also... Thanks again for taking time aside to read this.. I am planning to purchase the editing card upcoming Tuesday.

P.S. What is the performance difference between Edius NX card with PCIe and PCI-X ?

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Old 02-20-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Edius will open the native files, but as you already know, HQ conversion is the current way to go.

Yes, E5 and NX work well under Win7 x64, with a few limitations.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Hi Rusty!

Thank you for your timely reply =))

What are the limitations of using Edius NX with Win7 x64?

Are there drivers (that work with win7 x64) bundled with the Edius 5 NX package?

Sorry if this is too silly just the shop here that provides Canopus products the staff was unable to answer my questions in fact told they cannot install the hardware/software on a win7 x64 machine =P

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Old 02-20-2010, 08:17 PM   #4
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On most 7 x64 systems the Vista x64 driver works flawless.
No Seven driver available as of yet :)
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:41 PM   #5
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Goodie goodie!!! =)))

Sounds great. Thank you, SoundFreak for your input

Do you think my spec can edit full HD smoothly? (in case of 2 video streams)
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:34 AM   #6
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Hi, sorry to say I have no idea about AMD's capabilities compared with Intel, your clock speed looks good tough.
If a system is setup well while using Canopus HQ the requirements for playing HD footage by it self are not high at all, the problem starts when applying a filter or two, there is where the greater power is needed.
My self also have not very high spec'ed systems by today's standards but hey, they are still Xeon's and nicely play along with HDV footage and many layers :)

it have no experiance with Full HD and your millage may vary there, as long as you choose the correct project settings for you footage, and don't do strange un-needed upconverting, meaning, HDV on a HD timeline, Edius will perform beyond your expectations ........

P.s if I'm not wrong a PCIe NX has a little bit less strain on the system than a PCIx, the mechanical connection of the PCIx card is far better than the PCIe card, but this board is hard to find new.
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MK II uses 1080 30p in raw as I understand and based on reading it is suggested that it should be converted to Canopus HQ right?

P.S. What is the performance difference between Edius NX card with PCIe and PCI-X ?
BTW, the MKII uses Mpeg-4 for its recording format IIRC, not the RAW format which is only for stills.

Using the PCI-X greatly limits your motherboard options as very few have a PCI-X slot outside of high end models.

I don't think you will see much of a performance difference between PCI-E and PCI-X as the NX series does not provide any video acceleration, just frame accurate output.

PCI-E would be the most versitile option imho.
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Thank you, Bassman =))

Edius NX does not have video acceleration? So does that mean it will require rendering? I thought all editing cards come with video acceleration...

On a different note, have you had any issues exporting EDL file with Edius and then opening it with Final Cut Pro?
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None of the Canopus hardware cards feature any exeleration, all the RT power is provided by your CPU & GPU.

Hardware cards only feature YUV full frame input / output in various flavors.
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So GPU affects editing then? In that case I have a slight problem, well maybe not - I have two GFX cards, the GT240 and the GeForce 9800 GX2. I'd like to use the 9800 however because of its size it will be very close to the editing card I've been warned that there might be temperature issues... another person suggested putting in more fans to counter the problem... what do you think of this? I'm using MA790FXT-UD5P as my Motherboard and there's some limitation where to fit the editing card and the gfx card....


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