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What kind of video card do I need for video editing?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mulderator, Mar 28, 2005.

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  1. Mulderator

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    I have a 1.8 P-4 older machine with an older ATI graphics card--I forget what model but not one of the higher end gaming models. When I edit videos, the video and the sound don't stay in sinc and the video freezes. I'm not sure if its the older processor or the video card or what. I'm looking to get a 3+ with 833 FSB, which should be plenty for video editing, but don't want it to bottle up with the video card. I also don't want an expensive gaming card if I don't need one, but obviously those things are built for really intensive graphics, but I don't think I need that just for video editing.

    What do you recommend?
     
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  3. Skivvywaver

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    Hey Mulder. The pros use ATI fire GL or nvidia quadro cards. Now those are expen$ive.

    I really don't know much about video editing so I am mostly just jerking your chain. I "think" an 9800 All in wonder" might be what you are looking for though.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-297&depa=1

    They are down in price at $259 but that is still steep. I think it would suit your needs though. The top AIW card from ati is the X800XT all in wonder. That baby is $500.

    Looks like you might have to spend some cash but man video editing is your hobby right? I mean get something that will do the job without making you wait and jump through hoops to accomplish your goal.

    You know more about video editing than I do but whatever you get buy something good. If not you will be kicking yourself later. Take this from someone that has bought way too many video cards.;) Buy what you want and then enjoy it. (y)
     
  4. cheese

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    or the X850XTPE for only 899!
     
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    (Guessing that this is not professional video editing). Most any good video card will be satisfactory. The freezing video and sound/video not staying in sync is not a video card fault, that is being caused by something else. Not enough system memory, too many background services or programs running etc. What software are you using for the editing? I would recommend 1gb of memory, clean up in msconfig/startup and services. While the editing is being done, you might want to temporarily disable anti-virus also. A faster CPU would not hurt, but your 1.8 should be ok. Also a better list of your system specs would provide a better guesstimate for replies.
     
  7. Skivvywaver

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    He needs the $2000 card. This is Mulder we are talking about. He has lotsa money. :p
     
  8. Arcadion

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    I'd recommend a whole new machine. You won't be able to put an 800FSB P4 processor in your motherboard, it's too old.
     
  9. cheese

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    How can you spend that much money, and it suck for games??
     
  10. brite750

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    Actually I dont think its hardware, its probably just that the drivers are geared for CAD or video editting or whatever and not for 3D gaming, they also charge a lot because they figure your a business and using their card to make money, my CAD card was about $1200 retail at the time my company bought the workstation, Quadro4 980XGL was basically built on a Geforce4 card.
     
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