I need some help deciding on which upgrade path I should choose. I purchased my card from Video guys the year it was release ( july of 2000 i think) I went through all the growing pains of the Video tools releases and Premiere upgrades. However, it now looks like it is time to upgrade and I am having a hard time deciding between the new Pinnacle Edition pro and the RTx100 upgrade. I have a friend who owns a Pinnacle Silver and a DV500 with Edition and have spent a little time watching him use both products. From what I have seen I realy like the render in the background feature which is a selling point for me. However after using Adobe Premiere for the last 6 years I am use to A B editing so I am not sure about leaving my comfort Zone. I looked on your web pages last week for a comparision of the two products with no success.
I currently have the following hardware
845 PE motherboard
512 mb DDR
40gb boot drive
180 gb LVD raid array on adaptec SCSI Raid
HP DVD recorder
If possible could you tell me the advantages of each and the upgrades I will need to make for each card. I know I probably will meet the minimum requirements but I want to be able to use all of the feature of the card I upgrade to.