Hi,You would not really see a performance increase from buying a Workstation card, Workstation cards are predominately used for CAD, 3DS Max.. etc. They can also be considerably more expensive than a 'consumer' graphics card.In my opinion picking up the latest Nvidia card would be a better investment.ThanksAdy
Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GBs of RAM, and Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. Right now Im just trying to wrap my head around the internal effects, so no actual footage yet.
Well my vfx test for control has 7 comp layers. The first comp has a light particle simulator. the next comp has several planes and tracked media and points. Another composite has 2 particle sims on it and some tracked points. By this point things started going slower in the next comp. I did lightning and then masked out some things and rotoscoping took a lot longer then it realy should have. To move the masks took forever when I was clicking and repositioning things.Here is my cpu in comparison to others.http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Core2+Extreme+Q6800+@+2.93GHzIn terms of GPU you can find the GTX 560 Tihttp://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.htmlA expensive graphics card would work on this system and future systems so right now I am really struggling with what I would like to do. Building a new computer would give me a lot more options for raw power but if I can only spend 500 bucks and get the performance I need right now then I am tempted, If i build a new computer I could get a good mobo and tower for 500 but then i'd need to begin gathering components again.
Save us a little work and add some links to desktop and laptop models that meet the processor and graphics card "sweet spot" criteria. I bought Ultimate about three weeks after getting a Lenovo laptop, which is awesome in all other respects, only to discover it has no graphics card when installing the HitFilm software. Now HitFilm is sitting on a shelf unused, because even the card that fit my existing desktop slows down most multimedia processes when installed.
In some point, I suggest that some staff would go on websites like Dell, Asus, Hp or Lenovo to show us wich workstation that would fit for Hitfilm ultimate for the recommanded specs.Here's an exemple from a Dell, the problem is the graphic card, It's an Nvidia, but I don't know if it's okay with the recommanded specs.And an exemple from Lenovo, I think that the graphic card would the job for the recommanded specs, but not the CPU.And it goes on. I don't think i'm the only one looking for the right computer in the begining before even downloading the trial version of ultimate. The more I search and the more I get lost the find the best machine that runs this beauty! And if this continues, I might go see other commons VFX program or getting serious with Autodesk products.
Well, first it was not nice from me to ask the staff to scouter trought the web for machines. I'm sorry and of course the community could and can help for those specs. The computers were only exemples. And since some compagnies like Dell or HP can assist via a little chat windows. They can probably assist more then anything in what we need if we send them the recommanded specs.Thinking of it, I might probably do that while i'm transcoding and transfering videos.By the way, sorry if some of you have difficulties to understand, I may lost the habit to speak and write in english.
MegaDamo,I know what you mean regarding the choice between AMD / nvidia cards and the compute power difference between them. I had I tough choice between deciding which one to go for and like you, I have the GTX 670. You can check out some user benchmarks with regards to export rendering but for real time rendering I don't think anyone has posted any data. Not sure if that will help but check it out below,http://community.hitfilm.com/index.php?/topic/510-hitfilm-benchmark-scene/page__st__20
Hi everyone,Thought I'd just put this in here rather than creating a new thread.So me and a friend are looking at getting into video editing and vfx. Looking around for software to use and I stumbled across this one, which seems absolutely perfect. Then I hit the problem that it only runs on Windows, whilst I've got an iMac. I'm looking at installing Windows 7 through Bootcamp, but I was just wondering if anyone could confirm that my iMac (mid-2010) would be able to cope with it? I think it will, to minimum requirements, but I'd prefer it if someone could give me some more information on what that means regarding performance etc.iMac21.5-inch, Mid 2010Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3Memory: 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MBSoftware: Mac OS X 10.7.4Thanks for the help!
Hi,Thanks for your interest in HitFilm & welcome to the forums!The AMD 5670 is only just above the minimum specification HD 2900 XT in terms of power, so as much as the software will run & be fine. With some complex Projects, you may experience some slowdown, we have a similar card in a test machine here in the Office, and although not lightning fast the card does handle the software well.I hope this helps a little, if you have further questions please get back in touch.ThanksAdy
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