A while back I purchased a Prevision T5500 with the following specs.
Dual Xeon E5620 @ 2.4ghz
Quadro 5000 Video Card
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5
Matrox MXO2 LE w/Max
I recently found out that my system specs are not compatiable with any HD. I read that my processor was not fast enough.
I am wondering what processor I should have purchased or if there is any useful information on selecting the appropriate system. I went through Adobe's specs, but it was just a generic set of specifications. Also, is the Matrox MXO2 LE with Max the best I/O for Premiere or are they other alternatives?
Start with the last question about Matrox. The best alternative is don't use Matrox at all. The perpetual problems with their drivers, the long time it takes them to fix issues are not worth it.
The system is not bad. It is only 3-4 times slower than a fast system. But it could well be that it is seriously slowed down by Matrox. For ideas about a different system look at Adobe Forums: What PC to build? An update... or PPBM6 Planning a new system
In the future if you need a new system, bypass Dell, HP and similar brands and go to a good custom builder like ADK or DIY.
The powers that be, must have a large budget. Nice to know, because now you can ask for a i7-3960X or dual Xeon i5-2690 system with 64 GB memory and a Maximus solution, including the Tesla C2075 or K10.
Your processors and even your RAM (a little slight at 12GB) should be just fine for HD.
1) You should shoot for a minimum of (2) 7200rpm hard drives additional to your boot drive for your system. (2) 2x1TB or larger RAID 0 arrays would be better (4 drives additional to boot drive).
2) From everything I've heard you may be best off as Harm suggested to dump the Matrox. Or, at least get everything working fine and make a complete boot drive image backup before you introduce the Matrox into the mix.
If not Matrox then what would you suggest to use for ingest of tapes? I'm still using an old Panasonic DV deck to play content into my Matrox MXO2LE so that I can get the footage into my editor.
I need something that can capture directly into Premiere while still being compatiable with Avid Media Composer 6.
Oh, they are, but you need to install the legacy driver, not the default Windows one. I have the DV 2000 as well and there are no problems, once you have installed the legacy driver. See Adobe Forums: Can not capture under Win7
The other systems have the 2500 which I see many people talking about. It appears it won't work in 7 regardless what you do.
But in all of this I still need to do HD. I can't rely on an old deck to spit that out.
This is not an Adobe issue, it is a Windows setting on your system, since I can't replicate it, I have no problems capturing over firewire with the Panny deck, DV cameras or HDV cameras, nor with full screen output to a TV over firewire.
Well the original question was morea about input output options. As the AG-DV2500 does not connect to windows 7 I need a solution. It was mentiond not to use Matrox, but what are the other choices?
You are referring to an old Panasonic deck. I am building a new system and I won't have a deck to go with it with the exception of the 2500 which does not work with windows 7. I am asking for alternatives.