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Best Processor/Memory/Hard Drive for Video Editing

by mysweetbabboo / February 26, 2004 1:40 AM PST

I am looking at the HP a450y. The cost to upgrade the processor, memory and hard drive would be $350. Are there significant differences between the following that would warrant paying the increase in price:

Processor- Pentium 4 3.0 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
Memory- 512 MB vs 1 GB
Hard Drive- 160 GB vs 200 GB

I can't speak to file size, but I can't imagine making a video longer than 20 minutes or so that would also include music.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Re:Best Processor/Memory/Hard Drive for Video Editing
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2004 1:52 AM PST

1. Processor- Pentium 4 3.0 GHz vs 3.2 GHz

It's almost linear the payback here. At about 6% faster a 4 hour DVD rendering will finish in 225 minutes vs. 240 minutes.

2. Memory- 512 MB vs 1 GB

Very small payback. Our 1GB memory machine finished 5 minutes sooner than the 512M machine of the same motherboard, CPU, hard disk, video card and such parts. For that 6 hour run, the "bigger" machine finished in 5 hours and 55 minutes...

3. Hard Drive- 160 GB vs 200 GB

Small change. 160GB drives are (on sale) for 99$. Don' sweat this one.

4. 20 minute video.

Figure 1GB per minute and 2X that for work copies on the very outside. Tons of space.

Bob

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Re:Best Processor/Memory/Hard Drive for Video Editing
by waltlopus / February 26, 2004 2:00 AM PST
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Gee Walt.......
by John Robie / February 26, 2004 2:36 AM PST

Here all along I though you wanted only something at $800. The Dell 8300 is my 1st choice for those that can afford and it is the one I'll be adding this summer with the new chipsets and lower prices to come. The 8300 has a larger case for expansions and better/more options than the 4600.

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Re:Gee Walt.......
by waltlopus / February 26, 2004 2:51 AM PST
In reply to: Gee Walt.......

John - Look at the price I got the 8300 for...

Happy

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And WOW walt, that is hard to believe...re my comments in other thread.:)
by John Robie / February 26, 2004 3:30 AM PST
In reply to: Re:Gee Walt.......

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Re:Best Processor/Memory/Hard Drive for Video Editing
by John Robie / February 26, 2004 3:39 AM PST

Bob's comments/advice is #1.

Myself, I would not spend the $350 extra for what you would get.

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Re:Re:Best Processor/Memory/Hard Drive for Video Editing
by John Robie / February 26, 2004 3:57 AM PST

On HD space, watch for Sunday sales at OfficeMax, BestBuy, Staples, and CircuitCity.

A couple weeks ago, as a spare, I purchased a new retail in box 80GB Western Digital 8mm, 7200RPM hard drive from OfficeMax for $19.95 + tax after in store reduction and mail-in rebates. Also bought a spare CD-RW 52x-32x-52x burner from them for $9.95 after in store reduction and mail-in rebates. Get there early for these type sales.

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Roxio Movie editing
by BIDDLE8788 / February 5, 2007 4:15 AM PST

I AM USING ROXIO MYDVD STUDIO 9 PROGRAM. WHEN I INSERT A PANEL IN TIMELINE AND TRY TO ADD TEXT THE PROGRAM LOCKS UP.
I AM USING A HP PC A450Y, 512 RAM, 3GHZ. WITH A NVIDA GEFORCE MX440 GRAPHICS CARD. CAN ANY ONE HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM?

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Try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2007 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: Roxio Movie editing

Never hide your post under an old discussion.

Bob

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