Motherboard - BIOSTAR TForce4SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor - AMD Opteron 165
RAM - 2gb PC3200 2-3-2-5 (maybe 4gb later)
Hard Drives - Western Digital 250GB, 16MB cache, SATA 3.0Gb/s in RAID1
So... I'm working on the rest! and that's where you come in. I'm looking at the matrox card on newegg since it comes with premiere pro, which I've been using a downloaded copy of thus far (1-month trials / trial versions aren't my thing, but I'll be sure to buy a license prior to actually burning anything or putting a video on the web. I may be a cheater, but I'm not a thief nor am I stupid. :p)
1) I've been eyeing this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814106156 ... any feedback on it? Heard good or bad things about it?
2) I believe I'll still need a videocard even if I get that Matrox card, which I'll snoop around for, but suggestions are welcome... but I was wondering about a soundcard. The Matrox card talks about how it can do sound editing... or so it seems that way... I'm not sure. At any rate, will I need a soundcard or is the onboard (motherboard) sound good enough (since the Matrox card will maybe handle the editing)? Will I need a "capture card" or is the Matrox able to do all of that (E.G. capture from my cable TV)?
3) Also, I'm thinking about getting the Sony FX1 -- will I have any problems with that? You can author a dvd that will play in standalones in 30 FPS without any problems, right? The only thing that I won't be able to do is show the film in a movie theater?
Thanks for all the help! The site has helped me quite a bit... seems to be the only decent one out there.