View Full Version : Can my machine handle it??

09-15-2010, 08:45 AM
Here are my computer's main specs (printed directly off the original receipt, haha). Would this be sufficient in capturing, editing HD footage off the 7D?

The only downside is that I currently run Windows XP 32 bit. I've been looking for an excuse to upgrade to Windows 7. Maybe the 7D would be that excuse? :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

Processor ( [=== Quad Core ===] Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9550 (4x 2.83GHz/12MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )
Processor Cooling ( [New !!!] INTEL Certified Liquid CPU Cooling System kit )
Motherboard ( [SLI] Asus P5N-D Nvidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Dual PCI-E MB EPU Technology )
Memory ( 4 GB [1 GB X4] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( 2x NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB w/DVI + TV Out Video - running SLI mode )

09-15-2010, 08:46 AM
Also, the cards were upgraded to two (2) 1 gig cards, I believe, because they were out of the 512's.

Mark Von Lanken
09-26-2010, 08:28 AM
It really depends on your editing application. I use Edius 5.5. On my Quad core laptop with a 2.33 ghz processor and 4gb of ram with a 1gb video card, it cuts through footage from the T2i just okay. I also shoot in 60p, so I think that makes it more taxing on the system. It sometimes boggs down a little, or stutter on the footage.

I recenly got an i7 system with a 2.67 ghz processor, 8 gb of ram and a 1 gb video card and it cuts through T2i footage in realtime just like back in the DV days. No rendering, bogging down or anything. It's a Dell system that cost about $1300, so there is nothing extra special about it. I think the key ingredient is Edius 5.5.