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Old 02-28-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default What is the best cheaper video card for full hd video editing?

Hey guys, I'm new to this site. I do ALOT of video editing. I have recently purchased a 800 dollar video camera that records amazing full 1920 X 1080 HD @ 24mbps. Now when playing individual clips it runs fine with a few hiccups here or there. When I load the video into Sony Vegas pro 9, it gets horribly choppy, even when set to draft settings. Someone also told me that rendering times are based upon not only the processor but the video card as well. I was wondering is there any video cards on the market today for lets say best buy that are less then 100 dollars that would help me with performance and rendering times? A 3 minute video without many effects creates a 6 hour total render time.

Currently I am using a Dell desktop runnings windows 7 home premium. I noticed that I can't run any programs that are 64bit without an error stating i have 32 bit (as the company who sold this computer to me promised) So later I'm going to have to install a 64 bit version, great more money wasted.
PC specs -
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, 2693 Mhz, 2 Cores
Video Card Intel G31
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.87 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.60 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.18 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.80 GB
Page File Space 4.31 GB

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: What is the best cheaper video card for full hd video editing?

i recommend this Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R557OC-1GI Radeon HD 5570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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Old 03-01-2011, 02:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: What is the best cheaper video card for full hd video editing?

what about this one - ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP) GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
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