vegas and my pc

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Joined: Jul 29 2008

well i have recently got vegas 8 pro and adobe premiere and i find that vegas is a lot quicker to run and edit as i go than premiere and the leraning curve although steep is a little easier to get to grips with. my pc which i built myself has a decent spec and the gfx card will shortly be upgraded.

but a good base system i have found is

amd phenom 6000 dual core cpu
2 gig of premium matched ram ddr2
64 bit motherboard from as-rock, i will be switching to a newer as-rock or gigabyte shortly with nvidia based chipset that will compliment the new high end nvidia gfx card
and a full set of sata drives for individual tasking and scratch discs

im usung a 22" widescreen for editing and will also have a bigger 42" shortly

im going to build another phenom based pc with a higher spec ram and gfx card for renders and network the systems together and treat the new pc as a node and master preview system.

im quite lucky as i run my own little computer business so i can treat myself occasionally to upgrades.

however i have been looking atthe matrox cards and i may invest in a card, which is the best card for editing use and multi screens? any suggestions?

Joined: Nov 19 2005

well, as long as you know the matrox card will only benefit premiere.

someone else will be able to point you in the right direction


Gavin Gration
Joined: Jul 29 1999

Axio are the best current Matrox cards. I think you can an LE version and install yourself. The full Axio cards are (or at least were) turnkey only.

The RT.X2 is a cut down Axio and does RT DV and HDV editing. You need to check the Matrox website for compatability - especially for AMD/Nvidia boards.

I'd recommend you look at Decklink's offerings - very stable, lots of regular updates and not a lot of money. They don't do real-time DVEs/encoding like Matrox or Canopus but they do support Premiere and (to some extent) Sony Vegas.

Joined: Nov 5 2000

There's two benefits upgraded graphics cards can bring to editing, 1) hardware acceleration (full quality full resolution previews when editing certain formats like DV) and 2) Multi-monitor support.

1) will only work with certain editing software
2) will be of all round benefit and works with pretty much all of the software