PC specs for editing 24 mbps footage

  Howlstan 13:01 03 May 2014
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Hi

I'm going to be editing some footage from a Canon XA20 prosumer video camera. It's HD footage which is 24 mbps and 1920 x 1080. Just wondering if the specs on this build are good enough to handle it.

Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4770k (3.5GHz) 8MB Cache

Motherboard ASUS® MAXIMUS VI HERO: PCI-e 3.0, SATA 3.0, USB3.0

Memory (RAM) 24GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (3 x 8GB)

Graphics Card 4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 770 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

2nd Graphics Card NONE

3rd Graphics Card NONE

1st Hard Disk 480GB INTEL® 730 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 450MB/sW)

2nd Hard Disk 2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE

3rd Hard Disk NONE

4th Hard Disk NONE

RAID NONE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE

Memory Card Reader NONE

Power Supply CORSAIR 650W VS SERIES™ VS-650 POWER SUPPLY

Processor Cooling Corsair H100i Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

Extra Case Fans NONE

Fan Controller NONE

Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster Z 5.1 PCI-E Soundcard - OEM

Thanks

  Woolwell 18:56 03 May 2014

I do video editing with only 16 Gb RAM and I'm not sure that having an extra 8 would make any difference.

Concur about lack of memory card reader.

  Howlstan 21:23 03 May 2014

Thanks. The reason I haven't gone for a memory card reader is I already have a pretty good external one. 24GB ram doesn't cost that much more than 16GB so I'm thinking of going for that. What kind of camera do you have, Woolwell?

  Secret-Squirrel 09:13 04 May 2014

"I'm going to be editing .................It's HD footage which is 24 mbps and 1920 x 1080.......... 24GB ram doesn't cost that much more than 16GB....."

If you're going to be editing footage where just one second is three megabytes in size then you'd probably see the benefit of adding 32GB of RAM which is the maximum your motherboard can support.

Your motherboard supports dual-channel memory which means for optimum performance modules should be installed in matching pairs. Currently you've got one matched pair and one single module. This is another good reason to order four 8GB modules instead of three.

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