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Is There A Perfect Environment To Run This Program?


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It appears that running a video editing and burning program is difficult at best. I have been through Pinnacle and now Roxio 9 and there are so many conflicts and problems it seems ludicrous to continue trying to make patches and fixes to get this program running.

 

So I am considering getting a box just for my HD Camcorder so I can actually view and copy videos of my new grandchild. Forget all of this junk about making a system work within the parameters of my online daily computer. I want this to run perfectly and I really do not care what it costs at this point to get that done. I have but one grandchild and I have spent over 30 hours trying to get these incomplete and unworkable programs to work properly without glitches, errors and frustration.

 

So tell me your opinion of the perfect box to run this on with the perfect operating system, the best processor, the best ram, the best configuration, the best burner, the best DVDs, the perfect world. That would include the perfect programs loaded on the system so there are no conflicts with a version of Media or any other program.

 

I also do a lot of high quality photography with my Canon Mark II and now my Canon HD Camcorder.

 

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I think it boils down to maintenance. I have Creator 2009 installed on WinXP Media Center 2005 with all Windows updates. I have at least 40 or 50 other applications installed including two other video editors. C2009 runs very well on my machine. I keep my boot drive defragged, try to keep my registry clean, update my video drivers and DirectX 9 regularly. I also use several type of backups. I have a Canon HV20 that I've had for only a few months and Creator 2009 hasn't had a propblem with the files at all.

 

By no means, would I consider my machine 'perfect', but I do have very little trouble out of it. Just a plain, off-the-shelf HP. LOL

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I use the 2, PC Method.

 

My Video PC, listed in my signature, has almost nothing on it but video related programs. Not even an A/V is installed.

 

My day to day Laptop is in a docking station.

 

So while my 'Video PC' was churning for 13 hours rendering AVCHD, I was playing Hearts and haunting the Roxio board.

 

I still have some Roxio problems in that PC, got a Runtime error in Music Creator yesterday. Clean Install soon – but after my present long term project. ;)

 

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Mr. Russel and Mr. Hardin, I appreciate the feedback. So one of you has a separate system and one uses a high maintenance technique. I am a computer novice and I do not venture into the registry very often. I will have to learn how to clean the registry.

 

I do not have a dual or quad processor so I suspect that is my weak link. I have a Canon HG10 and I can import the files and burn them directly to a DVD but if I try and edit I run into problems. (read my earlier post).

 

I have to figure this out and I just do not know what to do next. Should I clean the registry? I have plenty of RAM and Memory. My video card has 2GB so I don't suspect it. My DVD burner is new. I am burning to a TDK 4X DVD-RW.

 

 

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I wouldn't even think about editing Hidef AVCHD files with a single core processor. AVCHD uses a much higher compression technique and requires a more powerful CPU. I would recommend a minimum of 3Ghz Dual Core with 4GB RAM and TONS of hard drive space. Single core will work, but will be VERY slow.

 

If you are having that many conflicts, I wouldn't recommend messing with the registry if you aren't familiar with it. You didn't say what OS, but I'm guessing WinXP. I would recommend backing up all your important data and wipe out your hard drive completely. Reinstall WinXP and your applications. I used to do this once a year. I now use a hard drive imaging software and that speeds up that process. :)

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I wouldn't even think about editing Hidef AVCHD files with a single core processor. AVCHD uses a much higher compression technique and requires a more powerful CPU. I would recommend a minimum of 3Ghz Dual Core with 4GB RAM and TONS of hard drive space. Single core will work, but will be VERY slow.

 

If you are having that many conflicts, I wouldn't recommend messing with the registry if you aren't familiar with it. You didn't say what OS, but I'm guessing WinXP. I would recommend backing up all your important data and wipe out your hard drive completely. Reinstall WinXP and your applications. I used to do this once a year. I now use a hard drive imaging software and that speeds up that process. :)

Good Advice. I checked on a new Dell system with a quad i7 920 and all the extras and it came it at $2400. It seems like a good option for me to eliminate current issues and prepare for future needs.

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I wouldn't even think about editing Hidef AVCHD files with a single core processor. AVCHD uses a much higher compression technique and requires a more powerful CPU. I would recommend a minimum of 3Ghz Dual Core with 4GB RAM and TONS of hard drive space. Single core will work, but will be VERY slow.

 

If you are having that many conflicts, I wouldn't recommend messing with the registry if you aren't familiar with it. You didn't say what OS, but I'm guessing WinXP. I would recommend backing up all your important data and wipe out your hard drive completely. Reinstall WinXP and your applications. I used to do this once a year. I now use a hard drive imaging software and that speeds up that process. :)

WinXP Media Addition 2005

AMD Athlon™ 64 Details

Processor AMD Athlon™ 64

Model 3700+

Frequency 2200Mhz

HT Speed 2000

Thermal Power 89W

L1 Cache 128KB

L2 Cache 1MB

CMOS Technology 90nm SOI

Socket Socket 939

 

Here is the processor info. I don't really know how to compare it to a dual or quad. Can I upgrade the motherboard?

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WinXP Media Addition 2005

AMD Athlon™ 64 Details

Processor AMD Athlon™ 64

Model 3700+

Frequency 2200Mhz

HT Speed 2000

Thermal Power 89W

L1 Cache 128KB

L2 Cache 1MB

CMOS Technology 90nm SOI

Socket Socket 939

 

Here is the processor info. I don't really know how to compare it to a dual or quad. Can I upgrade the motherboard?

 

Socket 939 is outdated. It is what my motherboard is running (computer in my signature). Get a Core Duo Quad Core computer.

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WinXP Media Addition 2005

AMD Athlon™ 64 Details

Processor AMD Athlon™ 64

Model 3700+

Frequency 2200Mhz

HT Speed 2000

Thermal Power 89W

L1 Cache 128KB

L2 Cache 1MB

CMOS Technology 90nm SOI

Socket Socket 939

 

Here is the processor info. I don't really know how to compare it to a dual or quad. Can I upgrade the motherboard?

 

I'm sort of partial to "Velocity micro". I priced a system that is better than enough for video editing and it came to $1900. I know that not everyone will agree. Price you own here.

 

If you want the new processors then look at this one -- under $2200 depending on options.

 

or you can start a lot higher ! Also consider if you are going to make blu-ray discs in the future.

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