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 Post subject: basic video card question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:25 am 
Little Foot
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I need to watch/edit quite a bit of HD video.
Does a "good" video card help with that performance wise? Or are good video cards only needed for gaming?

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 Post subject: Re: basic video card question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:39 am 
Smithfield
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I went around looking and it seems like video editing software can take advantage of video cards for their compute prowess. The problem is though, this only seems to be for transcoding. At least, from the benchmarks I've seen. For editing though, I'm not sure, but traditionally video editing has put more weight on the processor than the video card.

See if the software you had in mind supports graphics card acceleration for editing.

As for watching videos, running 1080p is almost trivial these days for a modern platform. The only platform that struggles just barely is an Atom.


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 Post subject: Re: basic video card question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:09 am 
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Are you using a hardware pci-e Raid card to run Raid 0 on two small hard drives, then archiving your work to a regular drive? You will pick up about 30% faster computing large files on Raid 0 verses a regular hard drive.

Very good read for Raid and what each version does:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40142

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 Post subject: Re: basic video card question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:21 pm 
Little Foot
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Transcoding is probably what I meant to say anyway - that's what seems to take so long.
So, sounds like a decent card might be worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: basic video card question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:24 pm 
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it applies to pretty much every visual aspect...just like a processor with data


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