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Video Card for Adobe Premiere 2.0 Video Editing Please help

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July 5, 2007 6:12:05 PM

Which Video card out there is good for Premiere Video Editing?
I am planning to get the PNY VCQFX540-PCIE-PB-V Quadro FX540 128MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card (around $230). I am not a serious Video editor, and do not play game. I have a $300 budget for this video card.

The only thing I concern about this video card is that it only has 128MB. I'm afraid it does not have enough memory.

Right now I have BFG Tech GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card. The problem I have with this card is that when ever I have several windows open (programs open), and when I come back to Premiere, lot of pixcel from the previous programs still cover some part of the Premiere window. Then I have to minimize and maximize it to make the left over pixcel to go away, or I have to roll my mouse over.

My system:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz (do not plan to OC)
ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX
Raid 0 ~ Western Digital Raptor 74GB
Seagate 300 GB, 400GB, 500 GB
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
ZALMAN 9700 LED 90mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Pioneer 18X DVD Burner
Running Window XP Pro. SP 2, 32bits
ViewSonic Piano Black/Silver 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor

* OR Should I get 2 more gb of memory, or just keep it at 2gb?



Please gives some suggestions,
Smith
July 5, 2007 6:18:32 PM

Oh my god, a Quadro is a sledgehammer to kill a fly.

If you don't play games, you will see the same performance in premiere with a sub-$100 card like a Geforce 8500 GT or Radeon HD 2400...

The Radeon might be a bit more convenient for video if you want to output to HDMI, as it has an integrated audio processor.


Using the money you save for more RAM would be a good idea...
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July 6, 2007 12:44:08 AM

I agree 100% with Cleeve.

But be sure to get a model with a glow in the dark HSF, it makes all the difference. :twisted:

Those two cards cleeve suggested will give you all you need including improved color support and some added playback features.

And like Cleeve mentioned spend the $200 you saved on more memory.

*- although unfortunately with that 32bit XP you got there isn't going to see all of 4GB all the time and will see either 3GB or 3.5GB depending on the I/O reserve. It makes almost any investment above 3GB useless without running 64bit. You may be best off adding 2 x 512MB stick which sucks, unles you get 2 1GB stick for near the same price (then think of it as a future investment).
July 6, 2007 1:21:43 AM

I used to do Adobe and Avid digital video editing with a GeforceTI 4600 <.<
I don't see why a super Quadro card would be necessary for video editing myself.
I say save the money for a 2nd monitor
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