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DELL Optiplex 780 for video editing

by RaisAAlvi / December 23, 2010 9:39 PM PST

I have Dell Optiplex 780 system with 4GB DDR3 ram, 500GB SATA HDD. I want to use this system for my all video editing work. What other hardware should I add in to make it work smoothly for all my video editing and animation work? Usually I do not have to grab videos from any camera or player. My clients upload all the videos for me to download and start work.
Please suggest minimum requirement to perform this work. Note: I will use Adobe After Effects for animation and Adobe Premier, both CS5.Thank you

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Wait a second.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2010 11:03 PM PST

You write you use this system for all your video work and then ask for "minimum requirement to perform this work."

It looks like you already are there!

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Thanks Bob
by RaisAAlvi / December 24, 2010 12:39 AM PST
In reply to: Wait a second.

Actually, I was using another basic system with 2GB DDR2 Ram, 1.80 Core2Duo on Intel Mobo D945GCCR and Geforce 8600 graphic card. It was just enough to handle small video and animation work. Then I have just bought this DELL 780. I forgot to mention that I have Core2Duo 3.0 Mhz processor. I am using Windows 7 64 bit on this 780. Want to know if I have to have a graphic card or it will work fine with on board 1GB graphic support. I want this system to work smoothly. I will highly appreciate your help.

Thank you

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We'll have to work on your definition of smoothly.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2010 3:49 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Bob

I've seen 16 core Mac Pro machines with the owner still complaining about speed and smoothness. That was a 15K buck box not counting all the other stuff.

About your concern with the 1GB support. If you stick with 64 bit windows and current cards I don't see a problem EXCEPT why would that add any smoothness or speed to the applications you noted? I can see where GAMES could benefit but not the apps in question.

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