Scott Chichelli of ADK Video Editing is a regular participant in this forum providing much needed info/help.
A few months ago I bought a system from them that has worked like a charm since I got it.
I edit both HDV and .MOV files.
Here are the highlights.
Windows 7 Pro
285 GTX GPU
24 GB RAM
1TB OS drive
2TB RENDER drive
2TB SOURCE drive
25.5" ASUS monitor
LG Blu Ray
CS5 Production Suite Installed & Tested
I unconditionally recommend them as they will work with you to build exactly what you need. Plus lifetime support.
For the record, I have no connection with Scott or ADK as anything other than a totally satisfied customer.
I second the ADK suggestion. Take a look at our Premiere Pro Benchmarks page and see some of their results. In addition there are also several other systems they have built but not identified as ADK systems because the results were independently submitted by the owners. Sorry but I have not come across a Canadian builder yet.
I can't say enough good things about the guys at ADK and the system I purchased from them. Yes, I could have saved some money sourcing all of the parts myself, but I seriously doubt I would have ended up with a system as good as the one I have. The computers sold by the majors like HP and Dell are very configurable, but when it comes to things important to video editors (like graphics boards, firewire ports, etc.), I was not able to find the system I needed. The system I ended getting from ADK is exactly what I need.
Basically, I told Scott about the kinds of applications and video formats I use today and expect to use in the future. He came back with a configuration that addressed the performance needs and then I tweaked the configuration to get the ports, drive bays, etc. I needed to get my job done.
Wow thanks guys!
This forum greatly appreciates the assistance, and recognizes a great builder. If I did not have a good tech handy, I know who I'd call. And, if my guy so much as hiccups, you might get that call anyway!!!!
Let's just say that it is not so easy finding someone to build a video, or heavy-duty graphics workstation - not as easy as it looks from the "cheap seats."
Thanks for the work that you do here,