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Offline iansl

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Video Editing System
« on: Sep 23, 2004, 06:40 PM »
A friend wants to build a great video editing system. Here's what I put together for what he needs. The budget is at most $1200, with the likeable sum of around $1000 or even less. So if I run over please tell me where I can scrimp...

 Antec Black ATX Mini Tower PC Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "SLK1650B" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-150&depa=0
$60 + $16 shipping = $76

 ASUS "K8N" NVIDIA nForce3 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=13-131-512&DEPA=0
$89 + $5 shipping = $94

Kingston 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail x2
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=20-141-424&DEPA=0
$78 x 2 = $154

AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-486&depa=0
$169

Western Digital Special Edition 120GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD1200JB, OEM Drive Only
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-144-118&depa=0
$85.50 + $1 shipping = $86.50

 Microsoft Black Multimedia Keyboard & Wheel Mouse Optical Bundle PS/2 102keys -OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=23-109-122&DEPA=0
$29 + $8 shipping = $37

 Creative SBS230 2.0 Speaker -OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=36-116-125&depa=0
$8 + $5 shipping = $13

 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack SP1a - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=37-102-141&depa=0
$87

ATI AIW RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/CATV/VIVO, 8X AGP, Model "ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-297&depa=0
$319 + $2 shipping = $321


NEC 16X Double Layer DVD?RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3500A BK, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=27-152-032&DEPA=0
$76 + $4 shipping = $80

Ant the total is...
$1108.50

I'm going to submit it to that friend for his approval, and meanwhile you guys can tell me what I've missed, and what I can take out. I'm going to ask him about the monitor, and also about the keyboard, mouse and speakers. If we need none of these, that means I can subtract $40 off of the price. If we need all, I'll have to add at least $150, right?
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2004, 06:53 PM »
I noticed the mobo didn't have firewire, which I know my friend's camera needs. Is there just an adapter cable from USB2 to FW, or would I have to get an addin card?
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 2004, 07:24 PM »
An add in card will work fine.
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #3 on: Oct 05, 2004, 05:28 AM »
You deffinetely need firewire, I have never seen an adapter to convert Firewire to USB, and if there was you would not want it for video. Ram is always a big thing, the more ram the better in video. Also HD space is a big thing. I would recommend a bigger HD, I have an internal 160 gig HD and an external FW HD on my Dual 2ghz G5, and its amazing how quick space goes when doing a few projects. Honestly though, and I am biased, but if you really looking for a great video system, I would look at a mac. A dual G5, or an older Dual 1ghz G4 are great for this. Plus with the software Final Cut Pro HD or a little cheaper Final Cut Express, will offer you a great package for video. I use Final Cut Pro HD as well as a new program from Apple called Motion for titles and other motion effects over my video. What software do you plan to use on the PC? Adobe Premier?
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2004, 07:51 PM »
Sorry, wonderings, not even considering macs. Too expensive. The budget is really a mex of $1100. My friend has Pinnacle Studio 9, and another friend has Premiere, so we're set on that account. I think that a 120GB is fine. 160GB is just a little outta budget. We'll probably expor tthe movies to DVD and be done with the huge video footage, except maybe keep a lores video on the HDD for future refrence...I only think we'll have one anywhere near feature-length movie on the HDD at a time, plus a few shorts, that's all.
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #5 on: Oct 07, 2004, 11:36 AM »
well good luck with your system. Adobe Premier is a good video editing app. I used to use it, but now I am hooked on Final Cut Pro HD.  Not to familier with PC processors, what is the speed of the one your looking at? I did see it was 64 bit, which is really good, my old G4 seems so slow now compared to my Dual 2ghz G5
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #6 on: Oct 07, 2004, 03:21 PM »
It's an athlon 64 3000+. Not the fastest one on the block, but it should get the job done very well, as I won't be encoding HD or anything, and it'll be backed up with 1 GB of fast RAM and an ATI AIW 9800.
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2004, 05:01 AM »
If you want to use MPEG2, then take a look at Hauppauge's PVR250 PCI card.  I believe that it is possible to get it to pass through uncompressed data too.

A good sound card is desired for video editing too - avoid C-Media onboard as it has a few problems with A/V sync.  If you get something like the Audigy 2 ZS you will have a Firewire connector built in, saving a PCI slot.
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #8 on: Oct 09, 2004, 12:28 PM »
How much would the ZS cost me, and where could I skimp so that I could get the ZS? And if I did get the hauppauge card, would it and an ATI Radeon 9800 cost less than an AIW?
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2004, 08:06 PM »
This is the system I'm using, and I video edit all the time, typically direct from VOB footage. There's an excellent PDF on how I edit DVD video footage.

You can load pretty much any video footage into Virtual Dub and then schedule it to run at night. I built a lot of my video footage on a P3 450Mhz processor, rendering the footage at night while I slept all the time.
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Re:Video Editing System
« Reply #10 on: Oct 10, 2004, 12:28 PM »
ThaG, I don't think he wants to wait that long ::). He's got a vpr matrix 240R, but the FireWire ports don't work on it any more. As I said, he'd probably be doing only one feature-length film at a time (if that many), the majority of his stuff being shorts (maybe 5-10min). He's got Pinnacle 8 I think, but he may borrow Premier from a friend. He'll get Afer effedts if he ever has enough dough (fat chance, but hey)
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