Current PC with MATROX RT.X100 or power PC?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by SSR, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. SSR

    SSR Guest

    Sorry this is not the right newsgroup but here goes -

    Currently running a PC
    XP PRO
    512mb SDRAM
    ASUS P4B266
    P4 2.2GHZ
    4 Harddrives

    Trying to decide between upgrading to Matrox RT.X100 and upto 1.5GB SDRAM

    or complete PC upgrade to

    ASUS P5AD2 (800 FSB)
    P4 3.4 IMB
    2GB RAM
    Fast HDs etc etc

    Cost of each option is similar

    What are the pros and cons of each.


    SSR, Dec 1, 2004
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  2. I think the hardware editing cards are a little superfluous. If you're
    doing basic cuts and dissolves they're not going to help a whole lot.
    I'd definitely prefer this option (though also think about going with a
    Richard Cavell, Dec 1, 2004
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  3. I agree. I have the RTX-100, and it is getting to be less of a factor in
    editing systems. I appreciate some of the realtime effects and the extra
    filters and transitions, but you can come damn close with Premiere
    alone. And with RTX, you must use Premiere, but with your new computer
    option, you can choose whatever system you want. Vegas is quite popular
    and has a complete solution from capture to output. Plus the realtime
    output to video monitor during editing, which is a very prized feature
    on my system. Perhaps Premiere Pro can do the same. Lots of delicious

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Dec 1, 2004
  4. SSR

    SR Guest

    Thanks guys - that settles it. I will start researching the PC option in
    more detail.
    SR, Dec 1, 2004
  5. you could also look at Edius and or canopus hardware to go with it!

    Realtime DV output and extras!!!
    Paul Harrison, Dec 1, 2004
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