I have built a computer for hd video editing and it is not responding as I predicted.
CPU: i7 920
Motherboard: ECS x58b-a
RAM: 6gb OCZ3x1333lv6gk
Hdd: 3x 500gb seagate #### in fakeraid. (100gb in raid 1 for windows (C and the rest in raid 0 for working (e ) there is also another just for storage
GPU: 2x 8600GT w/ latest drivers (3x 1080p displays, 2 for editing and 1 for preview, also 1 sd output for preview)
PSU: 650w OCZ ###
other: 2x Blackmagic Intensity Pro
OS: Win 7 x64 Pro
Cameras: Sony hdr-sr11 and Canon xh-a1
Software: Cyberlink Power Director 8
I did some mixing on 42:40:27 long shoot and re-encoded it back to AVCHD. The encoding took 2:37:19. The cpu never exceeded 30%, but the load was spread evenly accross 5 cores. HDD usage, according to Resource Meter, just spiked at 1Mb/s every few seconds. Total size of the file created was 3.6GB. And over 60% of RAM was free
Settings: source E:; dest: E:; Cuda Enabled; Compression type: AVCHD 1440x1080 (HDV); very few transitions, 2 video streams and 1 independent audio track; all extra monitors disabled via windows; no other programs running that are not needed.
Are there any benchmarks that I should run and post results of?
For anyone wanting to know, the whole rig, minus the blackmagic cards, costed <$900
According to BlackMagic Design... the IntensityPro's do not work with Intel Core I7's and there is no work around. It still isn't listed on their website... but call them.. they will tell you... Also check the reviews on Amazon.com... some pretty upset people. You will have to use older processor to get the Intensity Pro's to work. I hear its an awesome card... when paired with the right equipment.