Yes, it will, but only in software mode, not hardware accelerated mode. So it will be around 10 times slower than a nVidia card. BTW, your memory setup is weird for an i7 CPU. Normal would be either 8 or 12 GB, depending on the socket used, but never 10 GB.
You will be using software MPE only, as a CUDA enabled nVidia card is needed for hardware MPE. This ARTICLE should give you most of the details.
Good luck and welcome to the forum,
[Edit] Oops, Harm was quicker - took me a minute to get my link...
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This artikel will give you everything about
CUDA, Mercury Playback Engine, and Adobe Premiere Pro
Thanks for the reply. I checked my RAM and in fact it is 12 gigs. I got it put in 18 months ago when I bought the system. I had to use Windows XP back then. Anyway, I now need to change to Windows 7 and Premiere Pro.
I had no idea back then that I was buy the wrong video card for Premiere Pro.
I am not familiar with the terms you and the other two respondants have used in your replies, and I have no idea what it means that my system will run 10 times slower than if I had a NVIDIA, whatever it means it sounds bad. Which is really too bad because I spent a small fortune buying one of the fastest card available at the time.
What do you suggest I now do?
1) Just use my system as is? It sounds like my performance will be terrible, so should I really go this route? I will be editing MPG2 codec from a Canon XF100 shot at 50 mbps.
2) Should I try to sell off my ATI card and buy one of the recommended cards?
3) Should I just go to the Sony Vega Pro systems?
Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I wouldn't fret too much. Harm is often given to hyperbole. The CPU will be the largest determining factor when it comes to the speed and responsiveness of your system. An i7 is a good model, so you will probably do just fine.
A supported graphics card from nVidia will speed up certain tasks, but by no means will it speed up everything. For my own work flow, which includes few of the accelerated effects but does include a third party effect that is NOT accelerated, I see very little difference using hardware acceleration. But, you can always swap out your ATI for nVidia down the road if you think the hardware acceleration might help with your work flow.
As a point of interest, take note that CS5 does have some issues with the media from your Canon camera. They have been resolved in the new CS5.5 which is due out in May. If you were to purchase CS5 now, you would get a free upgrade to 5.5 when it actually ships.
One final note. Don't get Premiere Pro, get the Production Suite, which includes Premiere Pro and a host of other applications as well, including After Effects, Photoshop, Audition and a feature called Dynamic Link, all of which you will soon find indispensable to a professional work flow, and which blow the socks off Sony Vegas. If you can't afford the full outlay of cash up front, Adobe now has monthly payment plans that might suite your needs better.
Thanks so much for your reply Jim, I was getting a little concerned.
To summarize, it sounds like you feel that my workflow will still be quite good for most processes given the power of my equipment. Is that correct?
My hardware specs are: Intel Core i7 920, 12 gigs Ram, ATI Radeon HD 5800 with 1 gig ram, 2X 1 terabyte 7200rpm hard drives, 1000 watt power supply, really good ASUS motherboard.
Regarding buying the suite vesres just PP stand alone... the problem is that I am on somewhat of a budget and really haven't got the $1600, as well I already have a suite which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, and a few others.
I don't use a lot of effects in my videos, they are mainly corporate where interviews are the core. Do you think I can live without After Effects or should I try to find some way to buy the Suite?
Thanks for this and thanks for the welcome. I look forward to being an active part of the community once I've got my new camera and my PrPro.
If you already have a CS4 suite you can buy the upgrade to CS5 Production premium and get 5.5 for free. The upgrade should be around $550 if you shop around. But ONLY buy from an authorized reseller like B&H Or Adorama so you get a full retail version. We just upgraded CS4 Web standard to CS5 for $550 and got the free upgrade to 5.5.
My suite is pretty old. It's CS2. Do you think I would get any credit for that?
There is an upgrade price for going from CS2 to CS5 with a free upgrade to 5.5 Now would be the time to get it before all the copies of CS5 are gone. I'm sure you could do a quick search for CS5 production premium upgrade and find out what the cost is.
Wow! OK, I'll get right on it and find out.
Maybe, I'll just get one of those online Adobe chat persons in Indoa to help me.
I just checked it out. I will get $700 credit for my Creative Suite 2 Premium. THANKS A MILLION FOR THE ADVICE!!!!!!!!
No problem.... Good deal! I always try to do the free upgrade path to save a few bux.
To answer your other question, yes your current hardware will do very well with the new Adobe suite.
Though you will want to invest in a third hard drive. Three is really a good minimum for editing. A System drive for Windows and Programs. A Projects drive for projects and previews. And a third, dedicated Media drive. (Make this one the largest.) You can always add more and break things out even further, but three as a minimum should be your target.
Thanks for that reassurance - I feel much better. I now have to get all my ducks in a row and I'll be on way.
1) I need to get Windows 7 Pro installed on my system in a dual boot set-up with Windows XP, plus a 3rd hard drive installed.
2) I need to buy the upgrade for Production Suite CS5.5 (My CS 2 Premium saves me $800!)
3) I need to buy my new camera - Canon XF100 - the store is out of stock for several weeks, camera is sold out.
Buy the way, I've been shooting SD videos and editing on Premiere Elements 7 for the last 18 months since my debut onto the video scence (I am primarly a web developer but we're trying to add web video to out toolkit). Here's sample of my stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QugjxHZl58U
Thanks for all the great advice,
Rudy in Ottawa