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Old 12-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default Edius 6: what differences between software mode and hardware mode?

Hi, I use AVCHD projets only and I have:
Edius 6 and Canopus NX PCI Express
i7 980X 3.33Ghz 12MB PROCESSOR
CORSAIR DDR3 1600 12GB 3 blocchi RAM
Zotac Geforce GTX 470 1280 MB VEDEOBOARD

When I use Edius 6 I can get two options: "software mode" and "hardware mode". I'd like to know what differences there are between "software mode" and "hardware mode". Some friend of mine have told me if Edius works in "software mode" I will not get a disadvantage on power and speed. Is it true?
What are the disadvantages working in "software mode"?
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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If you are speaking about one of the hardware cards vs OHCI (software), the only real difference is that hardware give you external out. For normal editing, performance wise, they will be the same.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:15 AM   #3
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when I edit in hardware mode with EDIUS SP, the cursor starts and stops as the spacebar is pressed

in software mode, there is a delay and when I press spacebar to stop, it does not stop as one would hope, the cursor jumps forward

so for me, I use hardware mode and I also get to see the real picture on the external 42" Plasma (in my opinion, Plasma looks better than LCD)
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