Will I benefit from a graphics card (PCI) for video editing

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  1. OneDesi

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    HI

    I have the following PC which uses Intel Extreme Graphics 2 onboard graphics processor. The PC only has PCI slots no AGP slots or PCI express etc.http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/pdf/5982-3652EEE.pdf

    What I want to know is will I benefit from a graphics card upgrade and if so what should I buy - main use will be to do some video editing (trying to find some software for that as well - is Pinnacle any good?)

    Any advice gratefully received :thumbsup:
     
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    my girlfriend recommends adobe premier! looks pretty good wen i watched her use it! As for the graphic card, the faster the card the faster the processing of your video..also depending on your monitor size...i use a Geforce 6800XT 512MB on a 32" LCD tv...has no problem running high graphic software..usually you do not want to be using on board graphics for these sort of applications as they are built for general use...i.e. word processing...just buy a cheap 128 or 256mb AGP graphic card on ebay...

    hope this helped!

    Andy!
     
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    Its also about £800 to buy! But they do a lite version as well.

    And he doesn't have AGP, only PCI. His best bet is to trawl ebay for the fastest PCI card you can find, and it'll be cheap!
     
  4. OneDesi

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    DJMETSANDY - thanks for the advice chap, I've heard adobe is good but as MJN says that's a lot of wedge for some home movies. Your point on the graphics card makes sense so I reckon ebay it is (thanks MJN) for a PCI card.

    Cheers guys
     
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    girlfriend bought a copy of it off ebay for £12..looked authentic...??:confused: it works perfectly anyway!
     
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    If it was 12 i'd imagine it was either the lite version or pirated.
    For PCI cards used in video editing, as already said, best bet is just to trawl ebay for a decent PCI one. Good thing about it being PCI is that it'll be very cheap :)
     
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    The GeForce 6200 was the best PCI card when I was looking around

    I went for a Radeon 9250 in the end as it didn't have a fan and it has been working well

    PCI versions are often more expensive than the comparible AGP/PCI-E version.
     
  8. OneDesi

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    Should I be looking at 64/128/256MB cards - there's a few on ebay but I am so out of touch with computer bits since I got my laptop a few years ago.

    Would anybody have any specific advice (please)
     
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    I've just done a search on ebay and equated more memory with better card (being the simpleton I am). From experience of old I've looked at ATI/GeForce 5500/5700/6200/9250 etc.

    I'm just really confused :confused:

    I reckon I will but the Ulead V10 videosuite software as it seems to get a good write up but finding a list on PCI cards is a tad difficult (I suppose technology has moved on a lot)

    There is a 64mb card on ebay for £20 ATI Radeon 7000 64MB (just missed a creative labs Radeon 9200SE help :lease: )
     
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    I wish this was a bit simpler!
     
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    Cheers John!
     

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