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Best [and cheap] combo for playing/editing 1080p videos

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January 21, 2013 2:32:30 PM

I recently got a Gopro Hero 3 camera and I'd like to play/edit short videos (some longboarding and playing with my little daughter, for example).

Our old desktop won't even play most 1080p videos. I'v already tried KMPlayer, VLC and MPC-HC. It shutters and get out of sync. :sleep: 
It's a Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 + Athlon 64 X2 4000 + 2GB DDR3 800 combo. No offboard video card. :non: 

Will you please help me suggesting a [cheap] combo that could do that?!

Tks, all :hello: 
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January 21, 2013 2:47:38 PM

depends how seriously you're taking the editing side. Minimum I would suggest is an i5, H77 mobo and 8GB RAM
January 21, 2013 3:10:13 PM

Not seriously. I mean, I only need to cut, paste and insert audio, for example. Short videos. Not PRO editing.

I'm not even sure if editing was the right word. I guess some mild setups can edit gopro videos, right?

Tks, mi1ez
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January 21, 2013 3:15:34 PM

whats your budget?
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January 21, 2013 4:19:23 PM

You can get Sony movie studio platinum 12 (formerly Vegas) for about $50.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Movie-Studio-Platinum-Suite/...

That can accelerate editing and conversion via intel quicksync, which is available on integrated graphics on intel processors. With that in mind, you could run something like an i3 on a cheap motherboard and still get excellent conversion and playback.

"cheap" is always relative and HD video and even simple edits can only get so cheap.



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.91 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $215.88
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January 21, 2013 5:32:26 PM

twelve25 said:
You can get Sony movie studio platinum 12 (formerly Vegas) for about $50.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Movie-Studio-Platinum-Suite/...

That can accelerate editing and conversion via intel quicksync, which is available on integrated graphics on intel processors. With that in mind, you could run something like an i3 on a cheap motherboard and still get excellent conversion and playback.

"cheap" is always relative and HD video and even simple edits can only get so cheap.



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNDh/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.91 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $215.88


i would say bump the ram to 6gb just in case
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