4k Editing computer specs question

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    • #97161
      AvatarPike11
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      I'm new here so I hope this is in the right place. I apologize if it's not. I have recently been getting on board the 4k train and started edting my first video last night using vegas studio 14. As I was loading the clips on to the time line, I noticed it look much longer than 1080, and no matter what quality I set the preview to, it was choppy. I've listed my specs below. Would the consensus be that I should upgrade my whole system or would individual components need to be replaced:

      Core i7 920 (first gen)

      Asus P6T mobo

      250GB SSD (I can't rememebr the brand)

      12 GB DDR3 RAM.

      Geforce GT 640 2 GB ram. 

      Windows 10

      The computer is 9 years old, so I do realize the technology is out of date. I also heard the CPU fan reving up as the clips were loading on the timeline. Maybe I'm in denial that I need a new computer? Thanks for any feedback.

    • #278581

      I'm in the same boat. AMD 6 core FX6100 and Geforce GTX460 4 GB. I found this as a minimum/budget build.

      CPU: Intel i7-8700
      Graphics Card: GTX 1050 Ti
      Motherboard: MSI Z370-A Pro
      RAM: 16GB DDR4
      Storage 1: 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
      Storage 2: 2TB Seagate HDD
      Power Supply: SeaSonic G-650
      CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7
      Case: Fractal Define R5
      Operating System: Windows 10

    • #278584
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      The bottleneck is in two places – the sheer amount of data, as in 4 x HD, but also the video processing. Premiere, that I use has a list of approved video cards, and the better ones have their own processor to take the strain away. With a proper video intensive card, with it's own graphics engine – multiple streams of 4K can be managed – although I find it helps to have clips spread across two drives too. It's not good to have your computer OS on the same drive you have the clips on.

    • #301362
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Probably the DDR3 Ram and the Geforce GT 640 are not enough..

    • #299769
      AvatarDavid
      Guest

      Try creating proxies. These helped me out a ton. Can run and edit like you should with no lag. Premier Pro is smart enough to tell the difference and will only use the true 4k file for the export.

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