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Have a look here: http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/hardware_forum?view=overview
In the drop down box there may be articles of interest to you.
Thank you very much for the response.
Im so sorry to be troubling you with the questions below, but unfortunately
I just dont have access to people locally whom I can direct my questions
to, and you have probably seen these question on myriad occasions. I would
be very grateful if you could advise me.
As discussed we do a lot of wedding videographey, each video is about 3 hrs
in length shot on 2 cameras we can do up to 10 a month. (The reason that I
mention this is to indicate that the system will be working quite hard and
will need to be reliable and stable and I am willing to spend more to attain
Typically for a wedding video we would use a lot of colour grading, blurs
and soft focus effects, black and white effects, slow motions, we also do
split screen shots showing the groom speaking to the bride and her reaction.
(we presently use magic bullet looks).
On AVCHD footage can we apply these effects above in realtime? Will magic
bullet realise any benefit from the MSI Nvidia N470GTX or does it depend on
the CPU and RAM ? Do you think that it will be a pleasant editing experience
or are we in for a frustrating and lengthy delays? (Do you know of any
reports of other users with similar demanding editing requirements?)
Also I managed to find another supplier of a GTX cards. They have a brand
called Palit gtx470. They are similar in terms of price, any suggestions
I am at the moment trying to put together the list of items that I would
need to purchase here in order to build the machine:
At the moment I have:
-1x Intel i7 960 3.2ghz R4195 (the R is the south African rand currency)
(the other option is i7 intel 950 3.06 ghz at R2126 - almost half the price,
do you think its worth the extra squeeze for the 0.2GHZ?)
-1x Asus P6X58D Premium mother board
-Kingston Hyper X 6GB 2000MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 3) XMP T1 Series
-I would like to get 2x6G so that I have a total of 12G
-Windows 7 pro 64bit
-For hard drives I was thinking of a 3x Seagate barracuda ST32000641AS 2
Terabyte drives (one for system, one two for video). Apparently these drives
are SATA3, will they work with the above motherboard?, if not Seagate have
1.5T SATA2 drives at half the price. (Is there a significant difference
between SATA 2 and 3 for my requirements of long function editing? I would
also like to configure the drives as a raid. Can you please advise me on how
to go about this, or do you have a post that deals with RAID.
-Would a 750W power supply suffice? There's a make called thermal take that
I could look at.
Would the above components play nicely with each other, to yield a stable
and reliable workhorse?
Thanks so much again
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Magic Bullet Looks does not use the MPE hardware engine, it still requires (long) renders, even on very fast systems. The rest of your effects will profit very much from a CUDA enabled card by a factor 10 or more.
The 960 is relatively expensive. Either go for the 950 at half the price and overclock it a bit, or go all the way with a hexa core 970/980X. In either case I would go for 24 GB memory (6 x 4GB). I'm not partial to Seagates. With the volume of data you would be better served with 6 x 1 TB than 3 x 2 TB, depending on your intended raid configuration and your raid controller. Samsung F3's are a very popular choice with a great price/performance ratio. An alternative can be WD RE4 disks. For the PSU go at least to 850W or better yet 1000 W.
All these issues are covered in the articles I pointed you to and numerous threads on the hardware forum. Also have a look at the PPBM5 Benchmark
It will show you what a good system consists of.
Thank you for your prompt response. I will need a bit of time to digest and delve into your answer. At the outset excuse my ignorance but im not sure what "hexa core 970/980X" is, maybe it hasnt hit our shores. I am Also not familiar with "WD RE4 disks".
I intend to read your suggested thread.
Thank you again for your time in responding. It is appreciated.
Have a good Evevning (Its 7;30pm here is SA)
There are two major lines of i7 CPU's, originally only quad (4) cores but later extended to include hexa (6) cores which are even faster.
WD RE4 means Western Digital Raid Edition version 4.