I'm a newbie and first time poster. I'm very glad to be joining you!
Here's my situation. I've very recently gotten into multi-track recording (16 track .wav files) and multi-camera filming (5-10 Flip cams, 720p, .mp4) of my band's live performances. I set up all the gear at the shows, press the record buttons on the audio interface and cameras, then take it all home, download audio tracks and video to my computer (Dell XPS 8500, core I7, 8 GB ram) and do the mixing and editing.
I use Sony Vegas Pro 13 using the multi-camera editing feature and then change takes, do pans and zooms, add effects, etc.
It started all great but as my edits got more complex and I added supplemental video tracks, I started getting more and more crashes. My last edit crashes on and off at different places during the preview. During the rendering, it crashes at the same point every time (a masking effect).
I went to another computer (HP laptop, core I7, 16 GB ram) which doesn't crash (yet!) but during preview messes up some effects in the middle of the clip and during rendering, messes up some of the effects at the beginning of the clip.
For GPU's, both machines are using the low end side of the high end.
I believe I need a much better machine for not only were I am right now but for far more complex things I may eventually be doing.
As a mostly long time Dell customer, I'm looking at the Precision T7610. The configurations can go anywhere from a couple of thousand to twenty grand so I don't know what to do. How high end the CPU's? How high end the GPU's? Do I get dual of either? Ram is cheap. Is 64 plenty enough? Should I get 10,000 rpm hard drives. Will Vegas Pro 13 be able to take full advantage of the Quadro cards offered with the Precision? etc. etc. etc.
I have money to spend but not to waste. Not interested in doing my own build.
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks so much!