Editing HD on such a system is almost impossible. Why complicate things even further with a third monitor, when the machine is just too slow to start with? Either continue your current SD workflow, or get a new system.
Thanks for your answers.
Editing HD in my system is not impossible. I've worked doing that since a year from now in Full HD and HD in 720 at 24, 30 or 60 fps. I work with Premiere and After Effects and I haven't had problems at all, even using Dynamic Link and working with both softwares at the same time.
And I'm previewing my material on a third monitor through Firewire and it works fine.
Anyway, getting a new system is inside the possibilities I'm asking for. But of course I need to be completely informed about that before buying anything. That's what I'm doing here.
Your motherboard will support a PCI Express x16 card plus 2 PCI Express x1 cards--the Intensity is also available
as a PCI Express card as well. There is no reason you can't update your graphics card that I can see--the 9400GT
is quite long in the tooth and you can get a CUDA-enabled card for a very reasonable price. Can't comment on
Blackmagic support as I don't own any of their gear but I know Aja's support is excellent.
A preview card from a different manufacturer is the best way to go. If you are doing it for money, I would recommend Harm's recommendation of buying a new system.
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