! I Want to Build a Video Workstation. NOT GAMING AT ALL Whats best?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Guest, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok so i want to build a good Video Editing workstation.
    I use canopus & adobe encore for authoring.
    Thoughts on what would be the best Mobo & Video card solution.
    I am NOT going to be Gameing AT ALL. I just need good performance, so i would
    assume the video card need not be top o the line.
    Not looking to put tons into it, but i will for the right configuration.
    I'd really love to hear from anyone else doing video editing on the PC.
     
    Guest, Dec 28, 2006
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    Fishface Guest

    Canopus as in EDIUS PRO? Under minimum system requirements, they
    specify:

    - DirectX 9.0 or later
    - Graphics card with hardware-based DirectDraw overlay and 32-bit color
    display at a 1024x768 resolution (128MB of graphics memory is required
    when editing in HD resolution)

    So how's about one of these highly rated silent Asus jobbies:
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121008
    Review thing: www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2756

    If you using other Canopus hardware, this page may be of interest:
    http://www.canopus.com/support/hardwarecompatibility.php
     
    Fishface, Dec 28, 2006
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    Ed Medlin Guest

    Fface has good info on the video card you will need. You will also need to
    pack your system with memory. I would suggest an Intel Core 2 Duo. Which one
    depends on whether you are going to overclock it or not. Asus makes good MBs
    with the 965 and 975 chipsets, just pick one with the components you want. I
    would suggest a couple of large raid arrays to work with video. I like to
    work from one to the other for rendering because of the extra bit of speed.
    Every little bit counts in that regard. Raid 0+1 or 10 works well. If you
    have other storage, just a couple of raid 0 arrays is pretty quick just for
    the video processing and a couple of large single drives for storage. I take
    it that you have been doing video before so you know how important a lot of
    storage space is.... I divide my storage into two distict areas.... Work
    space and storage of finished work. I want speed for the first and lots of
    space for the second. Canopus and Adobe Encore will eat what ever memory you
    have available, so I would suggest at least a couple of gigs.

    Ed
     
    Ed Medlin, Dec 29, 2006
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