Would the following PC allow me to easily edit in HD (High Def)?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by drelliot, Aug 8, 2006.

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    drelliot Guest


    Would the following computer allow me to edit in HD (highdef)? Is a
    single dual-core processor enough?

    KIT-302/1 KIT-302: Customizer Series: AMD, 64-Bit Dual
    Core, Socket 939, DDR, PCI-Express/16 w/ SLI,

    - Qty. 1, AMD Opteron 170, Socket 939, 2.0GHz, 64-Bit Dual-Core, 2MB L2
    - Qty. 1, FAN:754/939/940: CoolerMaster High Performance Cooler
    - Qty. 1, Asus nVidia nForce4 SLI,Socket 939, Dual
    Core,DDR,AGP,PCIex16/SLI,iRAID/sRAID,w/Sound,w/LAN. Model: A8N-SLI
    - Qty. 1, DDR: 1024MB 400MHz / PC3200
    - Qty. 1, DDR: 1024MB 400MHz / PC3200
    - Qty. 1, DDR: 1024MB 400MHz / PC3200
    - Qty. 1, DDR: 1024MB 400MHz / PC3200
    - Qty. 1, Western Digital 200GB Serial ATA 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer
    - Qty. 1, Western Digital 200GB Serial ATA 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer
    - Qty. 1, Optional ( Not Installed, unless System Board stated [
    w/Video ] )
    - Qty. 1, SC:32-Bit 3D/Surround Sound ( if system board has on-board
    sound )
    - Qty. 1, NIC: 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port ( if motherboard
    included )
    - Qty. 1, CoolerMaster Mid Tower ATX: Cavalier 3 [ CAV-T03-UK ] Black
    w/ No power supply
    - Qty. 1, PS 480W: Thermaltake Dual Fan 480 Watts XP / P4 Power Supply
    - Qty. 1, Windows XP Media Center w/Microsoft Original CD Package
    - Qty. 1, CRT: 19" Monitor
    - Qty. 1, Fully Assembled w/ 1-Year Part & Labor Warranty

    Feel free to help build a better one:

    drelliot, Aug 8, 2006
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    RS Guest

    XP Media center?

    Exactly what is your idea of editing HD? Do you have a HD camcorder? Or
    are you capturing HD broadcast via capture card?
    RS, Aug 8, 2006
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    AnthonyR Guest

    I haven't attempted it yet, I read how dual dual cores will be required for
    high HD, it comes in many flavors, right, 720, 1080i, 1080p etc...
    and I would think it would also depend on the software, maybe more efficient
    software can be written that doesn't require complete new PC's but maybe
    hardware add in cards will come out like they did before software could have
    SD video?
    Right now, depends on what type of HD you want to edit, what software and
    then read it's minimum system requirements.

    AnthonyR, Aug 8, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    A serious distinction, for SD as well. The real factor may be whether
    the editing will involve any more than sequencing and transitioning between
    existing scenes. If the source material has been professional/artistically
    edited, all that you will want to do is remove sections (or change the

    If you have material from a camcorder or other unedited source material
    for a movie that you will be putting together into a dramatic story, then
    will be using an "editing" package in an artistic fashion and making use of
    timing and effects. If you are producing a video record for simple and
    quick distribution or storage; (most "Home Movies") then the "editing"
    required is just (sequencing) "cut&join" with some titling and the use of
    a few transitions.

    Unless you are trying to add dramatic effect to a story being told with
    video&audio, you don't need, or have any use for, a fancy and expensive
    "Editing Package". ( And if you are; then the shooting and the editing
    need to a coordinated, planed effort.) [To many, the true examples of
    the best "film making", used the least "effects" in editing; the classic
    Black& White movies for example.]

    Can I assume that since you posted this to "adobe.premier.pro.win"
    as well, that you will be using that program (with the plug-in) to do
    this editing? If so, isn't there a listing of the required and preferred
    system specifications, at the Adobe web site? How about hardware
    support to timeline editing?

    Ken Maltby, Aug 8, 2006
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    Alpha Guest

    I would go with the Core 2 Dual Extreme.....
    Alpha, Aug 8, 2006
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    jefbak Guest

    I am using and opteron 165 (overclocked to 2.1ghz) and it works fine
    for HDV editing of Aspect HD captured footage.
    Don't expect a lot of real-time effects or anything though.
    jefbak, Aug 9, 2006
  7. Probably a good choice would be the new Athlon 64 FX60.
    It's not cheap, but very fast. Haven't seen it in action
    with HDV (maybe at IBC).

    Martin Heffels, Aug 9, 2006
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    Alpha Guest

    I am also fond of Edius NX HD...hardware and software combination. The is a
    very reliable and powerful prosumer solution.

    I am not so big a fan of Adobe products and Premiere in particular.
    Alpha, Aug 9, 2006
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