Yet another request for a video card...

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Yet another request for a video card...

Postby Kiwilime » Sun Sep 01, 2002 11:07 am

Mkay, this is my first post, Yay! I've been learning the ins and out of DV for a while now. Finaly got the hang of Adobe After effects and Premiere. I bought a DC10 Plus VC card a while ago, now its time for an upgrade. I've built myself the grand daddy of any system I've ever owned (Im a comp nerd). Here are my specs.


Microsoft Windows XP Home
Duel AMD AthlonXP 2100+ MP
1536MB of PC DDR
Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM ATA/100 with 8M Cache (Two of em)
40/12/40 CD-RW
16X DVD-Rom
GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB DDR
Creative Labs Audigy MP3+ (Going to upgrade to Plat EX at some point)

I was wonderin what sort of Video Capture card I should Upgrade to. I would prefer one that has Video AND audio In/Out. Cost isnt really THAT big of a problem, I just dont really wanna fork out more than say...$3,000 for the thing. Any Suggestions would be VERY helpful. :D
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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Sun Sep 01, 2002 1:16 pm

DV500, 'nuff said. It retails for 500 dollars from Pinnacle. Pinnacle doesn't carry the orignal DV500 or DV500+, but they do carry the DV500+ DVD (It's the same thing as the 500+, but it has some crappy DVD authoring software included.)
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Postby Kiwilime » Sun Sep 01, 2002 1:55 pm

Kay I went to pinnaclesys.com and checked it out. Looks pretty spiffy. Runs for $649.99, which is nice because it falls way under my Budget for the card. Question is, how will it float? I have enough Raw CPU power and ram, but will the card dump the workload onto the CPU (Like the DC10 dose) or wil it at least attempt to pull its own weight?
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Postby mofisto » Sun Sep 01, 2002 2:25 pm

Now, I may be mistaken, and probably am, but I was under the impression that Windows XP Home Edition, only support a single processor. I thought XP pro was the first to support multiple processors. I believe its maxed out at 2 Then Windows XP server is supposed to handle something like 32, but its been since christmas since I did my research maybe its changed.
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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Sun Sep 01, 2002 2:40 pm

Kiwilime wrote:Kay I went to pinnaclesys.com and checked it out. Looks pretty spiffy. Runs for $649.99, which is nice because it falls way under my Budget for the card. Question is, how will it float? I have enough Raw CPU power and ram, but will the card dump the workload onto the CPU (Like the DC10 dose) or wil it at least attempt to pull its own weight?


Well, I don't have one, but Kusoyaro and ErMaC do. As far as I know, it runs pretty good on ErMaC's system, which he has..lemme see...

Abit VP6 Motherboard with dual 700MHz Pentium IIIs overclocked to 933MHZ.

I don't know how much RAM he has though.
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Postby Kiwilime » Sun Sep 01, 2002 3:07 pm

Kay, well its worth a shot. On the topic of XP, I havent had any problems, must be doin somethin right. Thanks for the help, all. Ill letcha know how it works out. :)
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Postby klinky » Sun Sep 01, 2002 4:00 pm

DV500 was originally designed for realtime effects on DV streams. I guess Pinnacle was able to change the drivers in such a way to allow mpeg2 imports. Not sure if there is a a slowdown in speed when going to DVD, I don't believe so. We'll have to wait for ErMaC to post and tell us ;)


BTW you can get them for as cheap as $450 off of pricewatch.com. I've seen some go off of Ebay for $350.



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Postby TaranT » Sun Sep 01, 2002 5:21 pm

Kiwilime wrote:Kay, well its worth a shot. On the topic of XP, I havent had any problems, must be doin somethin right. Thanks for the help, all. Ill letcha know how it works out. :)


From the MS Web page
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing.asp
"Some additional features found only in Windows XP Professional are:...Support for multiple-processor systems..."

Your system may still run, but on only one CPU.
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Postby ErMaC » Mon Sep 02, 2002 12:22 am

Actually I have no idea how fast the Pinnacle MPEG2 import is because I've never used it.

See, Pinnacle stopped supporting Premiere 5.1 after the 2.01 driver release. They're now on v4. Guess what version I'm still running? 2.01 - because I like Premiere 5.1 (and FYI the MPEG2 import was introduced in v3 of the drivers).

When I return from Japan and start fresh with a new system install I will most likely upgrade... but I'm not awaiting that day with much anticipation because I will miss Premiere 5.1. I guess I'm just old skool like that. :)
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Postby klinky » Mon Sep 02, 2002 12:35 am

Doh! That's right, I forgot ;)


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Re: Yet another request for a video card...

Postby Sub0 » Tue Sep 24, 2002 12:32 pm

get the audigy 2 platinum when it comes out.... mmmmm 96khz goodness ;-p
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Re: Yet another request for a video card...

Postby jbone » Tue Sep 24, 2002 2:12 pm

Kiwilime wrote:Duel AMD AthlonXP 2100+ MP


Your Athlons are not fighting, you simply have two of them. The word you want is "dual."
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Postby kthulhu » Tue Sep 24, 2002 9:04 pm

Looks like jbone has gone back to his old habits now that the forums are back.
I'm out...
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Postby akirahz » Sun Sep 29, 2002 1:58 am

ErMaC wrote:Actually I have no idea how fast the Pinnacle MPEG2 import is because I've never used it.

See, Pinnacle stopped supporting Premiere 5.1 after the 2.01 driver release. They're now on v4. Guess what version I'm still running? 2.01 - because I like Premiere 5.1 (and FYI the MPEG2 import was introduced in v3 of the drivers).

When I return from Japan and start fresh with a new system install I will most likely upgrade... but I'm not awaiting that day with much anticipation because I will miss Premiere 5.1. I guess I'm just old skool like that. :)


Shit, i would love to have premiere 5.1 again, all i can seem to find is 6.0 (which im not impressed with at all)

it seems i will have to fork out the full $$ amount for 5.1.. but wait.. they dont sell that verison any more.

there seems no way of getting ahold of it.
not unless some kind user on this forum were to upload it to me via irc/messanger of some sort, or give me an ftp.. for the debt, the only thing i can do is try and grant a request or help with a problem you may have ..

try me. :)
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Postby klinky » Sun Sep 29, 2002 4:09 am

oh that's really funny, yep...
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