Buying a new Desktop to edit film.
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    Default Buying a new Desktop to edit film.

    Can someone tell me if the computer Im interested in is strong enough? I have Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate. The following is the softwares requirements.

    Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates. Registration required for product use.

    Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64-bit OS highly recommended.

    Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz, Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz or higher.

    Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD and Intel Quick Sync Video support.

    Intel Core i7 or AMD Athlon X4 or higher for UHD, Multi-Camera or 360 video.

    2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows 64-bit, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video.

    DirectX 9 (or higher) graphics device with Pixel Shader 3.0 support like:

    NVIDIA GeForce 6 series or higher (CUDA enabled required for CUDA support).

    ATI X1000 series or higher.

    Intel GMA X3000 series or higher.

    HEVC (H.265) support requires supporting PC hardware or graphics card.

    128 MB VGA VRAM.

    Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher.

    Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview).

    8 GB HDD space for full installation.


    DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs.

    Input Options:

    Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port).

    Capture from analog camcorders, 8mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) (requires Dazzle video hardware sold separately).

    Import from AVCHD and other file based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams.

    Import Formats:

    Video: MVC, AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC (H.265), DivX Plus MKV, XAVC, MXF, DVCPRO HD, XAVC S.

    Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA.

    Graphic: JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K.

    Export Formats:

    AVCHD, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer).

    Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad/TV, Sony PSP/PS3/PS4, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox compatible formats.

    DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP2, MP3, MP4, HEVC (H.265, H.264), DivX Plus MKV, JPEG, TIF, TGA, BMP, XAVC S.

    Dolby Digital 5.1-channel.

    Blu-ray Support:

    Requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product.

    Requires Blu-ray Disc reader and/or burner.

    Supported Languages:

    Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

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    This is the desktop specs:

    windows 10, Intel core i5. HD 250gb. Ram 8gb
    Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Form Factor: Small Form Factor (SFF)
    Processor Speed: 3.10GHz Hardware Connectivity: DisplayPort, VGA, USB 2.0
    Features: VGA, DisplayPort, 10 USB 2.0 Ports, Windows 10

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    And should I be worried about the integrated graphic card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootman View Post
    And should I be worried about the integrated graphic card?
    Did you already buy it? What's your budget? Use Adobe Premiere man...even if you can get your hands on a "discounted," copy of Premiere CS6, will work much better than Pinnacle.

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    This is a very slow setup. For editing I rcommend the following setup 3GHz Intel i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 2GB video card, 1TB 7800rpm hard drive, Windows10 64bit, and a 20" monitor. I got this setup used on ebay for about $400 a couple of years ago.

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