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I have used much earlier versions of Roxio products to make picture slide shows on DVD. My PC's in the past have always been very sluggish running the product whatever the version. I am making plans to get a new PC, with windows 7 pro. What processor speed, memory and video card would you consider good, better, best for the latest NXT version?

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I have used much earlier versions of Roxio products to make picture slide shows on DVD. My PC's in the past have always been very sluggish running the product whatever the version. I am making plans to get a new PC, with windows 7 pro. What processor speed, memory and video card would you consider good, better, best for the latest NXT version?

 

Making slide shows doesn;t require much but adding video, music transitions, special effects do and the time to encode the production do.. What do you plan on using NXT for in addition to slide shows? How fast do you want them encoded - almost real time or can you wait. Buy the best you can afford. Look at other people's signatures to see examples of what they have. Mine is almost 3 years old and I don;t have any issues with it. I did upgrade the video card from the one the manufacturer had in it - oops, that adds something. Do you plan on doing any 3D?

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Yes I do transitions, add music and sometimes video in with pic slide shows making a movie. I guess when you ask " How fast do you want them encoded - almost real time or can you wait." so waiting time is normal? I just thought I always had an underpowered processor and video card. I want to expand what I'm doing, more video and so on. Not sure about 3D but I might just have to try whatever it does at some point. Thinking now, I not talking so much about the end process, encoding? but just the time it takes to open a project, additions, changes all the things you do making a dvd that seems to be so slow. Just opening the window to add a picture seems to be way to slow.

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Minimum System Requirements:

  • Internet connection required for product installation.
  • Microsoft Windows® 8, Professional (32- or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista™ SP2 (32- or 64-bit), Windows XP SP3 (32-bit).
  • For data burning and copy, audio capture and editing: Intel® 1.6GHz Pentium 4 Processor or AMD equivalent, 1GB RAM. For video or photo editing, conversion and playback, Intel Pentium 4 2GHz processor or AMD equivalent and 2GB RAM. Multi-core processor highly recommended.
  • 1024x768 DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with at least 16-bit color setting, sound card, DVD-ROM drive.
  • ATI Stream® and CUDA™ acceleration only available with AMD ATI Stream and NVIDIA® CUDA enabled graphics cards. Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration only available on 3rd generation Intel Core™ processors.
  • Hard drive with at least 3GB free space for installation. DVD and BD copy, video editing and authoring may require large amount of free disk space, up to 10's of GB.
  • Windows Media Player version 10, 11 or 12
  • Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 or 10
  • Internet connection required for installation, registration, product updates and some features. Any Internet charges are the user's responsibility.
  • QuickTime® player version 7 and iTunes® version 10 required for some functionality
  • TiVo® requires a TiVo Series2™, Series3™, TiVo HD DVR or other TiVoToGo™ compatible DVR connected to your home network and TiVo Desktop. Does not work with DirecTV® -provided TiVo DVRs. See www.tivo.com for more information.
  • For video capture: OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 FireWire card for use with DV cameras or Roxio Video Capture USB for analog sources
  • Blu-ray authoring
    • Creator NXT: requires an additional plug-in which can be purchased at www.roxio.com
    • Creator NXT PRO: included.

    [*]3D glasses and other 3D hardware is the user's responsibility

 

A Intel Pentium 4 is 2003 technology!

 

I run a quad core I7 950 CPU at 3.07GHz, a NVIDIA GTX 460 Video Card with 1GB of dedicated Ram, a dedicated operating system SSD Drive (OS and Programs only), 12GB of Ram, a 1.2 TB Raid Array for video work, and a 1TB drive for all the other junk.

 

I still wait for some video work and encoding takesssssssssssssssssss time.

 

Are you getting the picture now? ;)

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CD, you have a much better system than I do, can you estimate how long it takes (on average) for rendering?

 

With mine it is somewhat less than the length of the production. Say 30-40 minutes for a 60 minute production of a DVD...

 

Keep in mind actual burning time is pretty well fixed by the media. 1X = 1 hour - 8X = 7 /12 minutes but there is a lot more going on than just happy numbers on a box :lol:

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I am also looking to see if I should download NXT Pro. Currently editing AVCHD video from kids Football games and family outings using movie making software that came with camera. Slow rendering usually about 15 minutes for around 2GB file of editing short clips 10-30 seconds each, music and transitions. I want to get a little more creative and more effects as I upload them to Youtube for team, parents and coaches. I have Dell Inspiron 14R Intel Core 15-3337U 1.8GHZ 64 bit 6GB RAM windows 8. Editing the video with the software I currently use is fine I just want more features so instead of upgrading I would like to spend a little more and get more bang for the buck. Any help would be great, thanks.

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Look at the signatures of the people with guru (frequent posters) status to see the information on their computer. Some buy mainstream manufacturer's computer, others (like me) buy boutique computers as their main video editing computers. My first reply in this thread still holds, buy the best you can afford!

 

Almost any computer will work if properly maintained. Some antivirus programs are system hogs so chose one that is not, don't use registry cleaners, clean temp and TMP files often and defrag regularly. Limit the numbers and types of programs that start at boot. Do you do that with your current computer?

 

What kinds of more features are you looking for? Also remember that people will watch the videos to see the kids play football and not to see fancy transitions, music, etc.

 

I know you didn't ask but you may want to consider looking at Corel's Video Studio Ultimate X6 (same ownership) to get the tracking features (key frames).and Rotopen (for marking on stills).

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