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pneffkell
New System is finished. What else do I need?
on May 5, 2009 at 8:21:57 pm

I just finished my new computer this week and its great but...
First let me tell you what I have.
A Tyan Tempest Dual Xeon board
2 quad core Xeon processors
8 gig fb ram
320 gig main drive at 7200 rpm
750 gig scratch drive at 7200 rpm
and 2 250 gig drives as my working drives
a Quadro FC 1700 video card
and premier pro

Its 10 times as fast as my old quad core but I want to know what else you guys would suggest. I shoot in HDV

Your thoughts are welcome!


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Alex Cantu
Re: New System is finished. What else do I need?
on May 6, 2009 at 4:03:04 pm

It seems very complete... do you plan to add extra hardaware??? like a matrox card?


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pneffkell
Re: New System is finished. What else do I need?
on May 6, 2009 at 4:39:48 pm

I guess I am trying to better understand what additional harware gets me. My ability to render multi layer compositions is much better now. I still don't understand what a matrox card gets me really. I looked a little bit at that new nvidia quatro cx card but I have not really seen any reviews on it yet plus is mega expensive.

I have blu ray and multiple dvd rws. so really I am just looking to exidite my NLE experience.


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Alex Cantu
Re: New System is finished. What else do I need?
on May 9, 2009 at 9:52:53 pm

I see... if you have no need for analog I/O or SDI then you don't need a capture card.

The Matrox card add realtime video preview (this is a video signal with no delay, unlike what you get setting a 1394 deck or camera as a link to a tv monitor), analog I/O, realtime for several stuff, and faster mpeg encodig... but based on yoour specs could be prrety fast already.

I've on the CX too, and agree is way too expensive.

The Firecoder Blue is also an encoder (MPEG, H.264, and upscaling), but it works with Canopus/Grass Valley apps only but is not so expensive.


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pneffkell
Re: New System is finished. What else do I need?
on May 11, 2009 at 7:01:31 pm

Thanks for all of the info. I think I am going to hold off of any more new additions. If I add anything it will be the matrox rt.x2 but I am not sure I will see 1K worth off additional performance.
I did ad an HT Omega Claro Helo audio card this week and a few new cooling parts.

My entire system is liquid cooled so the system is really running rock solid right now.


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pneffkell
Re: New System is finished. What else do I need?
on May 14, 2009 at 5:44:42 pm

Anyone have any experience with the AJA Xena LHE? How does it compare to the Matrox rt.x2


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