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      AvatarAnonymous
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      Just wondering if anyone has upgraded their systems to Vista, and if so – are you having any problems with your NLE?

    • #170473
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I’m going to hold off on Vista as long as I can because most of the stuff I’ve read says that there are some major driver issues and some programs and devices won’t have support yet.

      I’m thinking maybe by the summer nearly all of those bugs should be addressed… but so far XP is running well for me so until I have a need to switch I don’t think I will.

    • #170474
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      Here is Videoguys recommendation with regard to Vista:

      Windows Vista Not yet wait for 64 bit drivers.

      Microsoft has finally shipped their much awaited and hyped next OS Vista. For Digital Videographers we have one piece of advice: Do Not Upgrade (Yet)

      Here are our top reasons why we feel you MUST WAIT before upgrading or migrating to Vista

      1. Wait for certified Vista 64 bit drivers for your software and hardware. We see no reason or advantage at all for upgrading to the 32 bit version of Vista. It eats up resources and at best you will get the same performance you already have under WinXP. Once we have 64bit software and drivers to offer you, we will begin recommending Vista
      2. Vista has too many flavors, and we have no idea which one will offer the best value and performance for video editing. You dont want to have to upgrade to a more expensive version in a few months, and you dont want to overpay for the more expensive flavors if you dont need it.
      3. Vista, video cards and graphics drivers. One of the coolest new features about Vista is the Aero display technology that allow you to see and work with multiple windows in 3D space. Very cool! But what will that do for video editing? Im concerned it will steal resources and slow us down. We recommend waiting until we can recommend the right optimized graphics drivers and settings for you.

      There is no doubt that some time this year, probably early summer after the first Service Packs have been released we will change our tune. At first well tell you to proceed with caution, but give it a try especially once we get Vista certified version of our software. But I dont think youll see us giving it our top recommendation until it can deliver on the full promise of 64 bit computing. Then there will be no turning back.

      Down the road Vista will allow us to take full advantage of multiple CPU cores, utilization of 4,6,8 or more GBs of RAM and even multiple graphic cards running multiple HD displays. Eventually well see new NLE software GUIs and interfaces that tap into the Aero technology to make editing even easier and more productive. Were just not there yet. Give it time. By this time next year I think well have it all and more!!

      Gary

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