Hi all, I joined this forum because I'm desperately trying to understand some things which I've found some contradictory information on.
I just got a new PC (Intel i7 quad core, 8GB Ram, ATI 5770 video card with 1GB Ram).
I have a Canon HV30 (tape based HDV).
I have Pinnacle and Vegas available to me so far.
I am just about to start my first editing project but want to know some things.
Which programs will make use of my GPU for rendering the final video? It seems I should have a NVIDIA with CUDA capability in order to get the best rendering times but since I have the ATI I want to know which program would be best. I read that Vegas does not use the GPU at all, however when I rendered a few minutes of video I watched my CPU and Memory usage and they weren't even reaching 30%. So it seems to me Vegas must be using the video card to do the render otherwise my CPU should have be racing along to get me the best time.
I was rendering to blu-ray template and saving to the harddrive.
Hopefully someone has the knowledge to clear things up here so I choose the best program for the job. So far I like Sony Vegas but haven't really explored Pinnacle in depth. The editing process seems to go very smoothly since no recompression is required for the HDV.