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I run mainly Adobe
Premiere 5.5, After Effects and Audition on the computer F131 with
followings specs in a nutshell:
– Asus X58
– i7 980 6 Core with HT with Turbo Boost
– 24 GB of RAM
– 3x VelociRaptor 10kRPM 600GB (2 of which running on the 6Gbps SATA port)
– 1 Samsung HD 7.2kRPM 1TB
– Windows 7 Professional
Setup: ->Hard Disks
Startup and Program Drive C: VelociRaptor 600GB 10kRPM 3Gbps SATA
Captured Video Drive E: Samsung 1TB 7.2kRPM 3Gbps SATA
Captured Audio Drive E: Samsung 1TB 7.2kRPM 3Gbps SATA
Video Previews Drive F: VelociRaptor 600GB 10kRPM 6Gbps SATA
Audio Previews Drive L: VelociRaptor 600GB 10kRPM 6Gbps SATA
RAM for other Applications 3GB
RAM for AE PR EN ME 21GB
I use the system now for 2 weeks and am totally impressed about speed,
reliability, rendering speeds and quality of this system. My video
production is about 5 times faster as on my old quad i5, 8GB RAM. To
work in After Effects is a dream. All effects can be watched in real-time. Premiere Pro uses the Mercury Engine via the GTX580 that enhances the speed significantly.
My system is 100% stable. When scrubbing fast on the timeline on my old
computer, premiere pro crashed once in a while. Not anymore. Whatever I
do now – is rock solid!!!
I was especially surprised about the GTX580. I use 2 Monitors (Dell 3011
with 2560×1600) and (Dell 2408 with 1920×1200) on the same GTX580. I
didn’t believe it that I can run both Monitors with 32 bit color and
60Hz refresh-rate. This is a real dream for video editing to have that
much real-estate, especially when working in HD.
Premiere Pro 5.5 is just an incredible software. I just recently did a project with 4 different HD formats and 25fps and 30fps frame rate. No problem. The timeline takes it all and on the final output there is hardly any difference.
With my old computer I had all this red rendering frames on top of the timeline. They are now yellow instead. Most filters and transitions do not require rendering and can be watched in real time.
Over all, I’m very happy with the system. Thanks to Maingear, the computer manufacturer and Adobe with the new edition of PP CS5.5
System value: about 4K$ (Computer only).