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Old 03-17-2014, 12:50 AM   #1
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From my signature lines you can see I've been running on an ancient dual Xeon processor work station. I was just given a 2-1/2 year old Dell Vostero with an i3 2100 (Sandy Bridge) processor. I've put in a new 500 watt power supply, added a WD black 1 TB second drive, and a eSata control card. The i3 handles 3 camera multi-cam editing much better than the old dual Xeon machine.

I shoot 1440x1080 AVCHD and convert it to GV HQ fine before loading it into EDIUS. I loaded 3 of these files plus an additional audio track, used the layouter on each track to zoom in 10, 20, and 30 percent, added a color correction filter to each track and boosted colors on each and the i3 ran the 3 streams smoothly. I don't know how much it will take to load it down, but the Xeons would be brought to their knees by that. They simply could not handle it.

Now I could simply work with the i3, and it would probably do anything I mght wish to do, but I would like to have some horsepower to spare, so I have ordered an i5 3470 (Ivy Bridge) processor and 8 GB of memory to replace the current 3. Seems to me that this will be a very capable editor.

Just wanted to share these thoughts since I had been contemplating spending $2000.00 on a new editor this year. From all I've read I was under the impression that an i7 and some pretty fancy hardware would be required to do the job right. Instead it now seems to me that a modern i3 or i5 is a contender.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:00 AM   #2
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As a guide my i7 will run 4 or 5 tracks of AVCHD 1920x1080 native with color correction/YUV filters in realtime. Adding a track from my FDR-AX1 in 3840x2160 slows it down to a crawl !!! Convert the XAVC-S to HQ and it runs again. Your i5 should run AVCHD native.

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Hi Fred.

If you are going to do a new machine at some point, you may want to look at the Haswll i7. On paper, these things may not look like they are a substantial increase in power over 3s and 5s or the previous line of 4 core 7s. But in practice they are great processors and Edius flies with them.

I have built a number of systems based on the Haswell i7 and Asus Z87 boards, they are about the best CPU power to cost ratio out of any single CPU build. If you don't need a dedicated GPU then the built in GPU is well good enough for running Edius.

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Hi Fred.

If you are going to do a new machine at some point, you may want to look at the Haswll i7. On paper, these things may not look like they are a substantial increase in power over 3s and 5s or the previous line of 4 core 7s. But in practice they are great processors and Edius flies with them.

I have built a number of systems based on the Haswell i7 and Asus Z87 boards, they are about the best CPU power to cost ratio out of any single CPU build. If you don't need a dedicated GPU then the built in GPU is well good enough for running Edius.

Cheers,
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Thanks for the note Dave. I was looking to build an i7 Haswell and then discovered that I could buy one and have a warrantee and tech support for only a few hundred more than the build-it-myself version. That's how I got to approx. $2000.00. Frankly I could ill afford that expense right now. Then I had this Dell i3 machine given to me. Playing around with it I was amazed to discover it's capabilities. For about $400.00 in upgrades I'll have a machine that more than meets my editing needs. I do 3 camera shoots of weddings and other church events primarily. I'd love to have an i7 Haswell, but ------.
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As a follow-up: The Ivy Bridge i5 did not end up in the Dell. Instead I built a whole new system around it. You can see the new system spec's in my signature. It seems very well able to handle the 3 camera multicam work I do. I loaded the 3 streams of GV-HQ-fine with color correction filters and layouter, and it ran smoothly with skip-frames set to 0. A quick run of single stream AVCHD material was smooth. I will try multicam and 3 streams of AVCHD soon.
Very pleased so far.
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Additional test results:

Ran 3 streams of 1440x1080 AVCHD in multicam with layouter zooming in 120%, 130%, 140% respectively on each stream. Skip frames set to 0. Smooth as can be. Doesn't hesitate at all. I am PLEASED! I'm sure there is work many of you do which would not work well on this machine, but for me, I think this will do all I want and a little more. I will try moving up to 1920x1080 to see how that goes, but I don't have any 1920 footage right now.
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