I am new to the site but not to video editing. My name is Kriss Pomroy and I am the Commercial Director of a company that many of you use - Novatech.
One of the new additions to our range is going to be two video editing systems. They will both be capable of running and editing HD video. One will be around the £699 level and one around the £999 price point.
We are intending on basing them around the Intel i5 and i7 processors as they offer excellent performance for the money and they seem to lend themselves to processing video very well.
So my questions are this. What video cards would you like to see in the systems? I like Nvidia and with CUDA and the ability to Parallel process (for this application the card has many cores, say 216 for example - if the program supports it that would be like having a 216 core CPU) but what do you prefer.
I am going to put 3 HDDs in the systems - one for the OS and then two stripped for the video work - Is this what you would like to see.
Finally do you want a dedicated capture card in there and what software would you like.
I do not want to put Adobe stuff on there as it is expensive and can be too much for many people. I am not a fan of Pinnacle but I know many are.
So please let me know your thoughts. It is not that we cannot build a system without help but I love to hear what the real users think of kit.