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    Video editing hardware

    We're expanding our arts department and adding more computers and "heavier" software than what we have now.

    So my question is: What is enough for Adobe Premier Pro?

    I've checked the system requirements and to me they seem very low. I don't want to buy new sets of computers just to realise that it's not enough.


    I would love some imput on this and if you're using the program what do you have and what do you wish you had.

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    Which version are you running?

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    Dual Xeon Processor HP Z600 Workstations, that's what you want.

    They were built for audio/video editing. And I've got loads. Far Cheaper than new kit too!

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    We've had our media department running on basic dual core pentiums (e4400's) for quite a while, aided with passively cooled graphics cards (x1950s). They worked fine, and recently changed them out for core i5's with 8gb ram and no additional graphics. Again, more than enough grunt. Regardless of that, the software is available in most places and runs acceptably on the dual core Athlon's with 3gb we have elsewhere. Premier will take what it's got though, and the extra speed will always be appreciated when you're trying to encode that large bit of coursework. You generally don't have 4 hours to encode something in a lesson!

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    I've got Premiere CS4, which I was running on a dual core machine with XP Pro. This was ok with SD but couldn't cope with AVCHD and rendering even a small clip could take hours. I've just got hold of a machine with an Intel Xeon X3120, 64Bit Windows 7 Pro and 6GB RAM and that flies by comparison. Slightly faster than my i5 laptop with Windows 8.1.

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    CS6 Production Premium v.6

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatelion View Post
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    For a start, you will need a 64bit OS.

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