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    Hi,

    Am new to the forum and was wondering if it'd be possible for me to post a possible video editing setup I'm considering purchasing and seeing if anyone had any feedback?

    It's for work use for a media company - and the output will be mostly for the web - with material possibly being used for tv broadcast.

    The card we think we're going to go for (the Matrix RTX100) seems to have received very good reviews - but we were looking for some user opinions! This is the set up we were considering - if anyone has any time to give feedback it'd be hugely appreciated.

    We'd mostly be capturing from Digi Beta and mini DV (we already have those machines for input)..

    So here's the potential purchase

    • ASUS NCCH-Dl Dual Xeon Motherboard
    • 2x 2.8 Ghz Intel Xeon FSB800 Processors
    • 2x Ultra Quiet Xeon CPU fans
    • 2 x 1Gb DDR400 PC3200 Memory Chips
    • 256Mb ATI Radeon 9600 XT graphics card
    • 80 Gb hard drive
    • 250 bg Serial ATA hard drive
    • Pioneer DVR-109 DVD/CD burner
    • Lian Li Aluminum Case
    • Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card
    • Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Collection

    The Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Collection comprises
    • Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme hardware
    • Matrox X.tools software
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe Encore DVD
    • Audio Audition
    • Adobe After Effects

    Monitors -

    2x 19” Iiyama TFT displays

    External HD's

    2x 500Gb Lacie External drive

    Any opinions/feedback would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers, Paul[/u]

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    It's for work use for a media company
    Get a mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    Get a mac
    We want a video editing platform - not a lifestyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulglasgow
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    Get a mac
    We want a video editing platform - not a lifestyle
    That's my opinion. If you're spedning 3k plus and it's for a media environment, current wisdom suggests you'd be better off with a Mac and FCP.

    Who's the system builder you're using for the PC?

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    Well - lets just say we're ruling out using a mac...

    Any opinions/feedback on the potential spec I posted?

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    What system builder are you using for the PC and how much are they charging?

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    Ah scratch that - I think we might be going for an Avid Express Pro set up...

    As for price etc - we've been shopping around etc - and are sure of the system builders etc. Really just wanted some feedback on the kit as opposed to the people selling it or price

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulglasgow
    Ah scratch that - I think we might be going for an Avid Express Pro set up...

    As for price etc - we've been shopping around etc - and are sure of the system builders etc. Really just wanted some feedback on the kit as opposed to the people selling it or price
    Who builds the system has a MASSIVE impact on the kit feedback. You're obviously quoting a system from a system builder. No offense meant, but you're going about this the wrong way if you want advice.

    Of course the system will be good as an editing rig - you've configure duals xeons with 2GB of registered memory. If money isn't a problem, sod it, go for the dual XEON Nocona 3.6GHzs, 4GB of RAM, and a tripple head Matrox graphics card.

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