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Emrah Ozsahin
Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 16, 2015 at 12:09:46 am

I bought the ─░ntel i7 4790k processor.
Graphics card currently available in ASUS GTX 750TI is There's video card. I think Sony Vegas does not support this card. Can I get you from the graphics card proposal.


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Norman Black
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 16, 2015 at 1:08:37 am

Vegas itself will use that card for the video engine. The Mainconcept AVC encoder will not use that card.


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Mike Kujbida
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 16, 2015 at 1:37:10 am

AMD R9 290 or 270


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Thayalan Paramasawam
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 16, 2015 at 6:58:47 am

Amd R9 290 or 270 is nice choice...its work very well.I am amd user, i use this card.

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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 16, 2015 at 4:52:29 pm

AMD cards tend to work better with Vegas Pro than NVIDIA cards. As others have suggested the Radeon R9 290X is great. The R9 270 is also good. I have an older Radeon HD 7950 which is a little better than the R9 270 but not as good as the R9 290 but it works great with Vegas Pro.

As Mike pointed out, the MainConcept AVC encoder is the only thing that won't work with newer cards.

~jr

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Philippe Orlando
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 29, 2015 at 6:49:18 pm

You said: "AMD cards tend to work better with Vegas Pro than NVIDIA cards"
In other words, how is a Nvidia card not going to work? What is it going to do or not do?
Thanks
P.



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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 30, 2015 at 12:56:19 pm

[Philippe Orlando] "In other words, how is a Nvidia card not going to work? What is it going to do or not do?"
There isn't anything that it's not going to do. AMD is just going to do it better. Here's why:

Vegas Pro uses OpenCL for performing timeline GPU acceleration. Every render must first playback the timeline so this affects both editing and rendering performance. NVIDIA is pushing their proprietary CUDA technology. AMD only supports OpenCL (and OpenGL) so they make sure that their OpenCL implementation performs exceptionally well. NVIDIA also supports OpenCL but they don't put a whole lot of effort into it because they want people to use CUDA. In benchmarks AMD OpenCL beats NVIDIA OpenCL (not surprising). Therefore, AMD cards are better to use with Vegas Pro than NVIDIA cards.

This is backed up by countless Vegas Pro users swapping their NVIDIA cards for AMD/ATI cards and getting better GPU performance so it's not all theory. I swapped my NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for an ATI Radeon HD 5870 and got better performance. I posted finding here on the COW

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vegas Pro benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Vegas Pro benchmarks

The Radeon HD 5870 and Quadro 4000 are similarly spec'ed cards. You can see from the numbers that the ATI card performs better with Vegas Pro and the Radeon was running on a slower CPU than the Quadro was! Proof positive that the right GPU can make a difference.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Philippe Orlando
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 30, 2015 at 1:18:53 pm

Great, it's noted. Now what if I also want to use Resolve that calls for CUDA and edit the footage I graded in resolve in Vegas? I'm kind of stuck here, uh?



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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 30, 2015 at 10:46:51 pm

You're not really stuck. I mean it's not like an NVIDA won't work with Vegas Pro at all. It works, just not as good as AMD. If you have other apps that require CUDA then by all means get an NVIDIA card. It's just unfortunate that a manufacturer like NVIDA has to push proprietary technologies on the public. I'm a big fan of open standards.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Steve King
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on May 29, 2015 at 8:01:18 pm

I use a Sapphire R9 280x. Very happy with it. Running three monitors: Dell 27", Asus 24", and Sony Bravia HDTV 40". CPU is i7 5930K @ 3.4 ghz. No overclocking on either the CPU or the graphics card.

Steve K
Full time writer/director
Pt. Time Video Editor


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Kevin Byrne
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 3, 2015 at 3:21:50 pm

Hello John,
I have VPRO 12,If I was not too fussed as to the gains in rendering times would the nvidia card be as good ?

I just want to do a straight swap and still have everything else continue to work.

The card I have (Quadro FX 580) is not open cl1.1 "or higher" I have to upgrade in order to have my mxf files read in Sony Catalyst Browse, it reads other formats but not my Canon MXF Files unless I re render them as Sony MXF files in VPRO12.
If I do that they are read by Catalyst.

Thank you .


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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 4, 2015 at 2:35:41 am

[Kevin Byrne] "I have VPRO 12,If I was not too fussed as to the gains in rendering times would the nvidia card be as good ?"
An NVIDIA card would be fine as long as it meets the minimum specs for Vegas Pro. It's just that AMD cards perform better but I used an NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for many years with Vegas Pro.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Kevin Byrne
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 4, 2015 at 3:03:19 am

Thanks John, I appreciate your assistance.
Kevin.


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Ada Kogovsek
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Sep 19, 2016 at 9:50:56 am

Hi!
I'm planning on buying a new laptop and I have a question regarding graphics cards. For now this are my options:
1) AMD radeon R7 M340 (2GB) - hp probook i7 4MB 2C/4T
2) AMD radeon R7 M365X (1GB) - hp elitebook i7 4MB 2C
3) AMD firepro W4190M (2GB) - hp zbook i7 4MB L3 2C
I'll be needing it for Sony vegas pro 13, that's why I went with AMD. But I keep reading about how good R7 and R9 are and can't find anything about FIREPRO. Is it compatible vith SVP13?
Which option would be the best?
Thanks for your answers!!


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Red-Rob Rothkopf
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 10, 2016 at 4:59:54 pm

"The R9 270 is also good."

This one?

https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Graphics-11220-00-20G/d...


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Jorge Talamantes
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Jun 7, 2015 at 2:00:19 am

Your best bang for the buck is and check for the 290 or 290x on eBay the are around $200, the 600 series and up to the 900 series of nvidia don't get along very well with vegas


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Philippe Orlando
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Jun 7, 2015 at 11:01:18 am

Actually I might be able to run Resolve with an AMD card. I'm looking into this.



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Tom Ford
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Dec 8, 2015 at 1:49:14 am

Hi guys, I have been reading all your comments here and would really like if someone can tell me is it better solution to buy Asus STRIX-R7370-DC2OC-4GD5 (4GB) or Sapphire AMD R9 270X as have same price on my market...Need it for Sony Vegas video editing. Please, can someone let me know! Thanks!


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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:45:55 pm

The Sapphire AMD R9 270X has a faster clock and more stream processors so it is the better of the two cards.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Tom Ford
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Dec 18, 2015 at 12:05:06 am
Last Edited By Tom Ford on Dec 18, 2015 at 7:52:22 pm

Many thanks John, your words are always appreciated! AMD R9 270X it is! Have been reading allot on the forum about monitors, unfortunately Asus you prefer is too expensive here, so I wonder which one would be best to choose from: DELL U2412M, P2416D, or U2415? Thanks much!


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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Dec 18, 2015 at 3:11:07 am

[Tom Ford] " I wonder which one would be best to choose from: DELL U2412M, P2416D, or U2415? Thanks much!"
The U2412M and U2415 are both 1920x1200 16:10 monitors that are pretty even in specs. I would go with U2415 because it looks like it has a little better panel and also supports HDMI which the U2412M does not. The P2416D is a 2560 x 1440 16:9 monitor but it doesn't use an IPS panel so I would not buy it. Out of those three I would recommend the DELL U2415.

~jr

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Tom Ford
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Dec 18, 2015 at 7:53:29 pm

Fantastic! Many thanks John!


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Viktor Pareigis
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Aug 27, 2016 at 6:10:32 am

It took me forever to find this out. but SVP can use any nvidia card, however to fully use the Cuda Cores for rendering the program will only recognize the cuda cores up to the gtx 590 and below . I went to the 700 series and it used the card to display the video, but it could not use the cuda cores. after searching online for awhile, I found out that nvidia changed the way it designed and programmed their cards after the 500 series. which completely messes over everyone who thinks buying a bigger better nvidia card with more cuda cores will help in there rendering.
I'm using the gtx 590 but its a dual cpu so I might go down to the gtx 580.


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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Aug 27, 2016 at 2:17:19 pm

You bring up a good point that it was NVIDIA that broke CUDA support in Vegas Pro not Sony. OpenCL has continued to work. This is why I won't support proprietary protocols like CUDA and favor Open Source standards like OpenCL. Sony made the right choice when they backed OpenCL.

~jr

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http://www.vasstsoftware.com



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erkin tayhani
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Sep 18, 2016 at 7:10:14 pm

Hi! I'm a musician and couple of years I'm making advertising movies with Vegas. Since I moved up to Cyprus 4 years ago I just take my laptop with me and left my oldie workstation desktop (q9550, 8 gig of ram, gigabyte windforce hd6850 oc edition) in my home town. It's hard to render anything with i5, 8 gig of ram and insufficent graphic card on laptop . It's okay while editing, no problem but render times are so long. In that fact, I decided to make budget micro atx/atx desktop with/without my old desktop graphic card. At that point I have some questions;

1. I heard with the new Catalyst drivers we can't use opencl 1.1 function in sony vegas with 6850 cards. Is it true? Can't we use it with sony vegas anymore unless installing old drivers?
2. How 6850 card perform with sony vegas? Can I use this card or I need to buy new one?
3. If I need a new one which would it be cheap and good? (r7 360, r9 270x, r9 380... or any other?)

Thanks for your replies.


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Don Cobble
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:51:20 am

Sir John is open CL and Cuda issue going to remain true since Magix has taken Vegas and developing SVP14?

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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Sep 19, 2016 at 9:15:57 pm

[Don Cobble] "Sir John is open CL and Cuda issue going to remain true since Magix has taken Vegas and developing SVP14?"
I don't know but I thought I read in a post from MAGIX somewhere that fixing the GPU problems wasn't the first thing that they were worried about. I could be wrong.

~jr

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Don Cobble
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:24:08 pm

Sir John
Thank You


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Don Cobble
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:27:09 pm

Sir John
one other thing is "scatter shot" going to be ready for Vegas 14 if not, will it ever? or yes in time?
Don


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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:12:34 am

[Don Cobble] "one other thing is "scatter shot" going to be ready for Vegas 14 if not, will it ever? or yes in time?"
Not yet, but yes, in time. We're working on it.

~jr

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http://www.vasstsoftware.com



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Mikhail Tenyakov
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Oct 12, 2016 at 8:18:58 am

Sorry to jump into this post like this. I've been keeping up with Vegas for couple of days and completely lost. I just watched Vegas 14 Review and it showed that Vegas 14 took out CUDA completely. I have a GTX 570 video card right now, i5 2500k cpu, and 16gb ram. Should I upgrade video card or cpu to make my computer work better? if i get GTX card will it work good with new vegas? or should i get an AMD card? I really want to stick with Nvidia.

Or should i not bother with upgrading video card and upgrade my cpu? what will give me most advantage? thanks to you all.


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John Rofrano
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Oct 14, 2016 at 4:29:35 am

There were only two render types that supported CUDA but the rest of Vegas Pro never supported CUDA. They support OpenCL which AMD cards seem to be better at than NVIDIA cards so I would buy an AMD card if I wanted Vegas Pro to run at it's best. Some will say that the new NVIDIA cards benchmark just as good at OpenCL now so it might not matter anymore but I still stick with AMD.

~jr

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http://www.vasstsoftware.com



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Todd Kushnir
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 3, 2016 at 8:34:24 pm

the new NVIDIA cards benchmark just as good at OpenCL

I am about to get my next system and I've spec'd the NVIDIA 1080, what would be the equivalent AMD card today Nov.2016? Also, I do a fair amount of work in Lightroom, After Effects and Photoshop. I still do a ton of Video Editing in Vegas 13, and expect to be editing 4K content. Would I still benefit from the AMD considering I use the Adobe products too? or will AMD hurt my performance on the Adobe apps?
Thanks in advance!!
Todd


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Ole Kristiansen
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 3, 2016 at 8:57:41 pm

will AMD hurt my performance on the Adobe apps? After Effects ? Yes, no gpu support


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Peter Holt
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:12:01 am

Like the OP I have a GTX750 (Kalm 2GB) because it was/is the fastest fanless (silent) video card around.

It supports CUDA.

MSP11 and MSP12 worked perfectly straight out of the box, winXP and win7-64.

Pro 13 crashes during rendering and this was fixed by disabling GPU acceleration globally (in preferences) and also in the render template. I still have issues with NewblueFX not allowing it to be disabled - see other threads...

So I have a Q: is there a *fanless* video card which is fast and which really speeds up Pro 13?

I mean really speeds up, say 5x. My CPU is a 6-core i7-970 which is close to the top end.


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Francois Blawat
Re: Graphics card recommended for sony vegas
on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:28:42 pm

I am also curious to know if there is a "fan-less model" as well. I am in need of a new GPU and I wanted to know if there are fanless models like Peter Holt asked about.

Are there really any Fan-less models that are fast anymore?

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