I agree but maybe your misreading it. Could you give us the a link to were you read this "I am looking over the specs for Pro CS4 and it says 'For SD/HD workflows, an Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape'."
There are plenty of cards that work with CS3 and earlier. Blackmagic and Matrox don't ave CS4 cards yet but they are coming as soon as those companies can make them. Adobe didn't give the companies a developers kit until the 4.0.1 update so they companies haven't had time to make the cards compatible with CS4.
Here's the link:
I guess my concern is i need to know which card to order with a new system. SHould I just wait to order the system. Does anyone have an idea when a certified CS4 card(s) will be available???
Anyone from Adobe reading this that can update this info?
What type of video will you be editing? If its DV or HDV, the onboard 1394 port is all you need.
2G of ram is the min. If running Vista 64 (i reccomened it) you should consider 8G. But the optimol system is dependant on what you will be using it for.
Mainly will be using it for SD, not HD, at least not initially. It will be for streaming videos on the net, so we are not talking about the same "high quality" that I would need if it were for content seen on a movie theater screen.
It is possible that some of the content might find its way into HD TV commercials in the future.
I posted another question here a short time ago about an overall system. So let's fold this discussion into that thread.
What kind of SD? Where will the video come from? The web, camcorder, ...
I was told that windows only recognizes up to 3.25G of ram even when 4G is installed. When did windows start recognizing 8G? I'd love to shove in some more ram if that's the case!
Then you need to switch to Windows 64. Beware that Vista 64 Home only supports 8 GB, but Vista 64 Business and upwards support 128 GB.
"Home Basic is limited to 8GB, Home Premium is limited to 16GB and the other editions (Business, Enterprise and Ultimate) let you get all the way up to 128GB."