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    I bought Sony HDR-SR12 Camcorder, it records in AVHCD format, right now the PC i have is Core 2 Duo E6300 with 2GB kingston Ram, 250 GB HDD with DVD Writer and 7900 GS 256MB graphics card, i am using Sony Vegas to capture videos but its very slow, like takes about 45 minutes to convert 8:00 minutes video to these specification.

    Video: Xvid 720x576 25.00fps
    Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz mono 128Kbps

    havent tried converting to HD or DVD as it will take much more time, so any suggestions what should i buy in range of 10k to 20k?

    Will be grateful. Thanks.

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    10 to 20,000 - have you gone mad ??? Can you buy a PC for that much?? Too many zeros maybe ?

    Get rid of the camera and get a HDV tape based camera and the PC you have will be fine for editing.

    AVCHD should never have made it to market - the video is amost uneditable even on a very fast PC.

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    HDV based camera is hectic takes time and is much expensive like Sony's PD-170, thts why i bought this camcorder with builtin HDD, the only thing is i need to make the encoding fast, editing isnt a major issue for me !! as for the price i mentioned the highest price as budget isnt a issue either !!

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    Strange that it's taking that long to convert. I use Vegas and a HF100 and it's speedy enough for now on my lowly E2160 (1.8GHz) Pentium D.

    Have you tried the latest Vegas update? That could help alot.

    Also, instead of buying a new computer, just buy a new processor (check that your motherboard supports it first) for much much cheaper than 10k

    Or if you can't be bothered... Most expensive PC at PC World

    If only I had that much money...

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    can anybody recomend me the best graphics card for fastest video encoding ?

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    Video encoding doesn't use the graphics card. You could have the cheapest onboard card and not know the difference.

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    RTX100 or any other video rendering card will effect the speed ? i use sony vegas and can use premiere not sure if premiere support SR12 or not, kindly suggest !!

    btw does these cards effect encoding speed of all the softwares like i use Microsoft Expression Encoder and Adobe Encoder, will the encoding speed becomes faster if i add any rendering card to my system !!
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