Hey all, I'm new to the forums and looked at a few other builds, but none fit exactly what I'm looking for. I'd appreciate any help or suggestions on this build.
So here are the details:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks or so
BUDGET RANGE: $800-1200 After Rebates/Shipping
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Streaming (via Ustream, Livestream, or other) w/ future capability for software camera switching, Audio Recording via Firewire, Audio Editing, Video recording, Video Editing, DVD Production & Duplication
ARE YOU BUYING A MONITOR: Yes, at least 1, if not two
MONITOR RESOLUTION: At least 1 would need to be 1920x1080
DO YOU NEED TO BUY OS: Currently have an extra license of Win 7 Ultimate, unless other is recommended
PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com, or any solid recommendations
LOCATION: Hamilton, MT USA (Not many in-store options)
PARTS PREFERENCES: No brand preferences
OVERCLOCKING: If needed (I haven't done it before)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: If needed
I work with a church that is looking to stream video from a single new HD camcorder as well as run a control & capture software for a new Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixing board that connects via firewire (6-pin). A Dual screen setup will be necessary for most of what we need to do.
Our budget is $800-1200, although being a non-profit, the more we can save, the better.
For the HD professional camcorder, I understand that I would either need an HD-SDI or HDMI capable capture card, depending on the camera's outputs. We haven't chosen a camera yet, but are looking at the Canon XA10. I did pick up an Avermedia Game Broadcaster HD card that worked for HDMI capture on a different $600 prebuilt HP system we have. But after about an hour, it caused the pc to freeze & required a manual reboot.
With all of this in mind, I'm also considering a used pre-built Mac Pro option, although I've been strictly a PC guy. Just want to make sure we get the best option we can.
We were previously streaming a Canon XL1 with firewire to the firewire card mentioned above in an old pc. We would be streaming HD with either firewire, HDMI, or HD-SDI into this new build.
It is a Live Feed Stream using Ustream.tv right now, but we may be looking for a different ad-free option. We would also like to feed the live video through this computer to other rooms in our church, whether via cabling or an already-in-place coaxial feed, but that might just be a matter of sending from a separate output on the camera.
I have all the gear lined up through another company, www.ccisolutions.com, but am still floundering on the camcorder.
I understand that live video recording to a computer is extremely difficult and taxing, so I would like to know what kind of setup we would need to be able to pull it off. We'd prefer to record and archive the HD footage to a network drive, even if it needs to be after the capture is complete.
Well, I'm sorry if I'm causing confusion. We already have a Server with 4TB worth of drives in it. We can easily transfer and store the videos to that network drive after the fact. But if you're saying it would take a 4-6 hdd raid 0 array to do live hd recording/encoding, then we can pretty much take that feature off the list.
The most important thing right now is that we get a computer that can handle the hd video streaming and audio recording without running into issues. I want it to be powerful enough to take care of our future needs as well, that's why I'm not going for a $600 build that I think could handle those two main purposes.
Does that make sense? So is there a build that can fulfill our other purposes without necessarily having to handle live recording? I really appreciate the help!
I found pcpartspicker.com on here and haven't been able to stop playing around with it. Here's what I came up with for my ideas on the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qeMm
I have the 4 Lite-On burners to aid in dvd duplication.
8 Channel audio is built into the mobo & playback will only be headphones or back into our mixer usually.
I might even be able to cut out the HDD as I have a 1TB Seagate 5400rpm laying around.
My main questions:
1. Is the video card powerful enough for HD video playback & editing? What are some recommendations on that?
2. Does this Core i5 look sufficient? I could kick up to the 2nd rated i7 for an extra 100 & might do that.
3. Is an SSD necessary for the OS & software? (I've never had a pc with one before)
4. Is the memory I chose the right way to go (brand, speed, too much/little)?
This is my first build, so I understand I might be completely off on my build ideas.
Hello all I'm also in need of some help. My church is looking for a new pc build for HD video streaming from 3 digital cameras as well as audion and dvd/cd burning/duplication. Can anyone help with what type of build i would need? Also the budget is between $1200 and $1500 Thanks.