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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:20 am

Very good information, thanks for sharing that Hunt :)
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Ron Hunter » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:34 am

Jack, thanks for the tip on Neo Scene, I'll try that. And thanks for the info about the 4GB "limitation" in 32-bit OS. I forgot that a 32-bit OS can only access so many addresses!
Desktop: HPE-580T, i7-950 (3.07GHz), 16GB RAM, Win'7 64-bit Home Premium, PSE12/PRE12, Lightroom 5.
Laptop: MacBook Pro (retina), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5.
Cameras (in use): Panasonic GH4/Canon HFR400/Canon HV30, GoPro HD Hero2.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby jackfalbey » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:40 am

And here is Bill Gehrke's CS3 version: http://ppbm3.com/
ASRock Z77 Pro4, Xeon E3-1230 V2, Windows 7 64-bit, 32GB RAM, 3GB GTX 660 ti, 240GB SSD for OS/programs, 3x640GB in RAID0 for projects
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:52 am

Thanks Jack :)
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Bill Hunt » Sat May 16, 2009 12:51 pm

Chuck and all. I just posted another link to the Adobe Premiere Elements>Tips & Tricks sub-forum. It contains links to another, companion article by Harm Millard.

I think that anyone, considering buying, or building a computer for NLE work, will benefit from this additional info. From the Adobe article, both of Harms's articles are linked - both the original on I/O setup and his new one.

I also posted a link in the main PE forum, as too many never see the Tips & Tricks sub-forum. I hope that Steve does not mind.

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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Ron Hunter » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:31 pm

Chuck, would you kindly update this thread to reflect new versions of PRE and new PC components? This will help me as I'm selecting an editing PC for my job.
Desktop: HPE-580T, i7-950 (3.07GHz), 16GB RAM, Win'7 64-bit Home Premium, PSE12/PRE12, Lightroom 5.
Laptop: MacBook Pro (retina), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:43 pm

This is still pretty much current Ron, I updated it not long ago.
It isn't a detailed list that includes specific makes and models of hardware, just a general idea of what to look for.
Jack has a very nice updated post that has very specific recommendations.
viewtopic.php?p=76947#p76947
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby jackfalbey » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:52 pm

Ron,

What software will you be running on the new PC?
What kind of cameras/type of video will you be using?
Do you need 3D/animation/After Effects capability?
What will be the delivery format of your videos?
What is your budget (for the PC, not including software)?

See this thread for my generic editing system builds at various price ranges. And there are 2 links in there that are good to read before planning a new editing PC build.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Ron Hunter » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:28 pm

Thanks Jack and Chuck!

Answers to Jack's questions:
Software - PRE9 and PSE9
Camera - Canon HV30 (DV AVI files)
3D/Animation/After Effects-not at this time but animation may be nice later
Delivery format - QuickTime files that can be uploaded to YouTube
PC Budget - $1500

Jack, I've crawled through your extremely helpful "PC for the $$$" thread many times. I plan to use your $1500 Newegg list to buy the parts for my next home machine in January. I'm waiting on Sandy Bridge. ;) This current inquiry is for an editing PC at my job, however.
Desktop: HPE-580T, i7-950 (3.07GHz), 16GB RAM, Win'7 64-bit Home Premium, PSE12/PRE12, Lightroom 5.
Laptop: MacBook Pro (retina), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:10 pm

Ron, Does your company have a contract with HP or Dell?
There are some great deals on very nice machines at both companies.
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Bob D » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:10 pm

Hiya Chuck! It has been a while.

I don't do too much video work anymore. Seems the kids are away in college and I don't seem to be shooting much video to turn into anything special. Having said this I am still running PE6 and PRE4. With Christmas here I thought I'd ask for at least PE9 to keep things up to date (as I still seem to collect still pictures), and I'm willing to consider PRE9, but I'm concerned my machine may not be able to handle it.

My machine is Dell Dimension 5150, Pentium 4 CPU 3.0 Ghz, 1.5 G mem 128M Sapphire Radeon X300SE Video card, plenty of additional disk space.

Will I have trouble running PRE9 with this?

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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Chuck Engels » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:02 pm

Hi Bob, It's great to hear from you :)

If you are using standard definition video you won't have any problems I don't think. Might be a little weak for HDV and probably wouldn't work with the AVCHD cameras. Just keep version 4 around, there are a few things missing in version 9 that we didn't expect.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Bob D » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:20 pm

Thanks Chuck. I guess I'll go for it. If I start in on the other formats I guess I'll just have to get a better computer!
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby alaskamovieguy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:01 pm

I've been dormant for a while here so have a bit to catch up on regarding system and hardware that performs well with video. Part of my dormancy is probably due to the difficulty I've had editing avchd with my old system. I always got he job done but it was slowwww.
Getting ready to pull the trigger on a new system, still doing the due diligence, but here is what I've got so far from a HP. Any input about what I,m getting ready to purchase would be appreciated. Especially the processor. Also, will my PE7 run with this new system?Thanks
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-980X six-core Extreme Edition [3.33GHz, 1.5MB L2 + 12MB shared L3 cache]
- 12GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [6 DIMMs]
- 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive (for system)
* 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive (for media )
- 3GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 [DVI, HDMI, VGA]
- HP 2010i 20-inch Diagonal HD Ready Widescreen Monitor
- Blu-ray writer & Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD burner
Azus Sabertooth X58 1366 MB, 12GB DDR3 1600 RAM, Intel i7 960 CPU, Nividia GTX 470 Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD Primary Drive, 2- 10,000 RPM 300GB Velicoraptors in RAID 0, Seagate 500GB internal, 750W PSU, Win 7 Pro, BDH 20 burner, Canon HF20 HD camera.
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Re: Recommended System Specs for Video Editing

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:14 pm

I still recommend against going for the 64-bit operating system unless you're using 64-bit programming. It can pose some problems interfacing programs like Premiere Elements with your drivers or connecting to your hardware.

Fewer people are complaining about this problem and it's likely Windows 7 SP1 will resolve a lot of it. But, for now anyway, you can improve the odds of success with Premiere Elements if you use the 32-bit rather than the 64-bit version of Windows 7.

Though I'm sure there are some who may disagree with me.
3.4 ghz i7-4770 running Windows 10 64-bit with 12 gigs RAM; three internal 500 gig SATA drives. Also iMac 2.6 ghz dual-core, 4 gigs of RAM, running OSX El Capitan and Boot Camp Windows 10 64-bit.
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