I have been editing video on the same computer for many years now. It is a 6 year old Dell, using an 8 year old Matrox video capture card. Because of the old card, I was stuck using Windows XP and Adobe Premiere Pro 1.0 (currently, Premiere is up to CS5.5). It has been pretty unstable. Lots of crashes and lockups.
With the help of my fellow staff members donating budget to help pay for it, I have begun the process of building a new editing machine.
I know about all the parts of a computer and how they go together and what they do. The thing that makes me nervous with this is making sure I am getting the right parts for the job. Video editing is one of the toughest things a computer can do, so you cannot skimp on the power of those parts. I did some research and landing on www.videoguys.com. Specifically, on the DIY8 project.
These are components they recommend and have tested. So basically, they gave me a shopping list for a editing machine that will be rock solid.
At the bottom of the DIY8 page, there is a chart for a budget system and a hotrod system. I stuck mostly to the hotrod, except for the video card and hard drive. Here is my shopping list…
|Processor||Intel i7-980 Hex Core|
|Memory||CORSAIR XMS3 24GB (6 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)|
|Video Card||EVGA GTX 570|
|Case||Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 Black ATX|
|Power Supply||CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W|
|Video Hardware||Matrox MXO2 Mini|
|Video Software||Adobe Production Premium 5.5|
Everything is ordered and most should be arriving tomorrow. I plan to make this a mini series of posts to let you know how it all goes. Hopefully, someone else can be helped by this.