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  •  05-30-2008, 2:14 186082 in reply to 186071

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Q. about not being able to set virtual aperaure in the BIOS:  Does this mean the card capabailities are not fully utilised hence the complaint from Vitascene? Also my AGP slot is 4x only and the card is 8x.

    I Got a new PNY Nvidia geforce 7300GT AGP card to try at weekend... fingers crossed!

  •  05-30-2008, 2:49 186102 in reply to 186082

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Virtual Aperture caught my attention in another post referring to pre-allocating graphics memory. So I wondered if you had a card with 128Mb memory, could you share some memory from the motherboard and do HD rendering, when recommended memory is 256Mb minimum?

    I thought this applied to motherboard only GFX, but I was wrong. It applies to AGP cards in the days when graphics memory was small. With most cards for video work now needing to be PCIe with at least 256Mb memory, I don't think this BIOS feature if it exists, is of much use anymore. If a card did use mobo RAM, it would be slower than onboard GPU ram and I guess that means graphics would run at the slowest memory speed negating the benefit of a fast on card GPU.

    I'm pretty sure an 8X card is backward compatible with a 4X slot, but you lose speed.

  •  05-31-2008, 8:08 186817 in reply to 185584

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Card:  PNY nvidia 7300GT AGP 512mb

    Operating System:  XP Pro  SP3

    Studio Version:  Studio 11.1 Ulitmate

    Results: Passed 3D check and DX Diagnostics. 2D Transitions and Alpha Magic now work whereas some didn't with my previous ATI card. Vitascene still complains that the card is  'limited capable' and suggest optimal work is 128mb and more non local memory. I have 512MB DDR2 128bit on the card. Any ideas how to fix that? Can't find anything in BIOS. Does that mean its a motherboard issue? Also, Vitascene is working but is it using all of my cards capabilities?

  •  05-31-2008, 16:29 186987 in reply to 186071

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Voxmagna:

    Virtual Aperture setting caught my eye to and it's not in my BIOS.

    I'm wondering if this is something that only appears with on-board GFX, not with 3rd part cards.

    It is the same as the AGP Apature. Years ago when video cards had limited ram, this was used to "increase" the video card ram. When I was using the Pinnacle DV500, it was set to 64megs. Vitascene didn't like that setting although my X800XT has 256megs of ram. So, I increased it to 256 and Vitascene loves it. 

  •  06-03-2008, 17:47 188958 in reply to 133241

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Card:  Nvidia GeForce 7900 GT with 256 MB Memory (EVGA)

    Operating System:  XP Pro  w/SP2 

    Studio Version:  Studio 11.1.1 Ultimate

    Results: Seems to work real well, no problems with any rendering, so to speak.

    Comments: Some menus don't display properly unless hardware acceleration is turned off. Check3D and Dxdiag tests all pass 100%.

  •  06-04-2008, 9:56 189408 in reply to 132675

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Studio 11, Win XP SP2, Radeon 9250; Athlone 240+ (2 GHz), 768 Mb memory.

    Initially this failed the  "check3d server" test (system rating "not in real time" for any format).

    Card passes the directx9.exe test, and is supposed to have 128 Mb onboard, and be divx9 compliant..

    In edit mode it wouldn't show the vid clips, just black screen & sound.

    Having read all the help, I tried reducing the card hw acceleration by 3 notches (Cat controller, switch off Divx in effect). Bingo, its OK now, but seems very counter-intuitive.

    CPU usage approx 10% when full hw acc on ,  (but not showing any picture), and 40% when working OK , but with minmal hw acc.

    Useless real-time chat , no help atall.  Source files were DV , so maybe its a rendering issue, but cant see how.

    Seems to me Studio11 "thinks" the card has h/w acc, so is relying on it, but card wont play ball. Couldn't get the Pinncle chap to understand that.   

  •  06-08-2008, 12:11 192632 in reply to 189408

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    I have a 8800 GTS card with 640mb.  Was starting to have problems with making disks.  I was sometimes getting green screen and sometimes getting a render error message.  Last night I upgraded to Studio 12 and these problems have disapeared.  Maybe Studio 12 gets along better with this card.

  •  06-10-2008, 13:11 194176 in reply to 192632

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    CPU: AMD Phenom 9550 (2.2Ghz x4)

    Memory: 2GB DDR2

    Video Card: (2x) HD3650 ATI 512MB ( Crossfire mode)

     

    Every thing works fine except some of my transitions won't preview, There is supposed to be a work around on Pinnacles site but I tried that and it doesn't work. Tec support say it's because of DirectX 10 cards. Both my cards are rated for DirectX 10.1

    I found a website for free transitions and I think there better so this isn't a big deal to me.

  •  06-15-2008, 20:42 197569 in reply to 194176

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Pinnacle 10.7, 200Gb HDD,  Windows XP:
     
    With SP2 and 1 Gb of Ram - Nvidia 6600 - works ok with the ocassional crash
     
    With SP3 and 3 Gb of Ram - Nvidia 9600GT - works ok, no crashes yet. Edit to add that flickering transitions had to be cured by turning off hardware acceleration and background rendering.
     
    Same system, pre and post upgrade.
     
    Rob.
  •  06-19-2008, 9:07 199745 in reply to 197569

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Pinnacle Studio 11 Ultimate with all patches applied, BFG Tech Nvidia 9800GTX 512Mb DDR3 memory, Intel Quad Core 2.66GHz, 4Gb DDR3 RAM, EVGA 790i Ultimate Mboard, Vista SP1 64bit

     

    Consistently get a green screen editing AVCHD at 1920 resolution. Currently working with Support to try and isolate the issue.

     

    Now upgraded to Studio 12 and no green screen at all, looks like an improvement from that angle

  •  06-19-2008, 11:15 199818 in reply to 199745

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Video Card- Foxconn 8800GTX 768Mb

    MB- P6N MSI Sli

    OS- Vista 64Bit Ultimate

    8Gig Corsair XMS DDR2 800

    Pinnacle S12 Ultimate

    Soundcard- Auzentech 7.1 Prelude

    2-Liteon DVD Lightscribe Sata 2 Burners

    400Gig Sata 3 HD

    320Gig Sata 3 HD

    600Watt PS

     

    All runs smoothly, Video works seemless, Renders are trouble free thus far, handles my AVCHD files easily

  •  06-21-2008, 19:56 200939 in reply to 175798

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Unless I turned off Hardware Acceleration, all of the transistions would turn green using the 8600.  I tried several suggestions from this board, but that was the only one that worked, and I didn't want to make that sacrifice.  Everything has worked well with the 7600.
  •  07-21-2008, 11:10 213975 in reply to 132675

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    I use a Dell Dimension 3000 with a 2.8 GHz P4 processor, 1GB of RAM and the Intel 82865G chip set, including built in graphics.  I can import, edit and make SD videos but I have to stop and wait for the render process to complete before I can see the results of video effects.  I have not tried HD but I suspect the system would not be up to the task.

     Bottom line:  It's usable but slow and I wish I had better graphics.  I don't have a slot for an add on graphics card.

  •  08-05-2008, 18:54 218947 in reply to 163179

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Marc P.:

    Graphics Card: 7300GT 256MB

    Results: Great for SD, choppy on HD.

    Ok. I’ve nothing to add to this thread, only a question. The 7300GT 256MB is the card I installed when I built this rig. (Specs should be in my sig). I’m thinking about purchasing a camcorder. About 5 years ago, I made a video at work, and I used Pinnacle 8 to make the movie, tho I can no longer access my profile for this forum from then. It sounds like my video card will work fine, but what does SD and HD stand for? Standard, and High definition? If so, what decides SD and HD? (Hope this isn’t a thread hijack. I was surprised to see my video card mentioned in this thread).

  •  08-06-2008, 0:15 219008 in reply to 218947

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Hi Jack Smile

    Yes, SD and HD stand for Standard and High Definition.

    If so, what decides SD and HD?
    Well, you do, in the Project Preferences.

    Unless you have one of the latest cameras that work in High Definition, want to make HD slide shows or have a way of capturing HD pictures (and have Studio 10 or above) then you will be working in SD.

    Choppy playback isn't just a function of the Graphics card, so CPU power will also be an issue, as will the type of HD footage.

    If you are going to spend a reasonable amount on a camera, It no longer makes sense not to buy an HD one. If your computer isn't up to the job of playback/editing, most of the cameras will shoot SD pictures, or you can downconvert to footage. Until you also have a way of playing back the HD pictures (HD/bluray/PS3 player and HDTV) you'll only get the benifits of editing in HD on you computer.

    Given the CPU you have, I'd suggest you avoid buying a AVCHD camera

    and welcome to the forum (again) Smile

  •  08-07-2008, 16:53 219594 in reply to 219008

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Thanks for the info jjn.  It’s possible I may not even buy a camcorder, I’m not sure how much I’d use it, if at all.  I am a still photographer, and could buy a new SUV if I sold all my equipment.

    Anyway, the Canon GL2 Mini DV 3CCD Camcorder has a soft spot in my thoughts, tho I should stick with something for about half this price.  My computer has a duel core processor, with 2 gb RAM, so I don’t think I’d have any problems running Pinnacle.  I don’t have any HD playback  capabilities at all, so maybe that’s something I don’t really need.

    The camcorder I used before, if I remember correctly, was a Sony DCR-TRV50.  It was a great little cam.  The shoulder strap gave way when the camera was new, and it fell about 3 ½ feet to the asphalt.  It got a nick in the finish, and that was it.  It never missed a beat.

    On another note, email notifications of posts don’t work, even tho I set it up that way the other day.
  •  08-28-2008, 10:19 227507 in reply to 219594

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    I have a Gateway 830GM using a DualCore Intel D 925 at 3 Ghz. From day 1 Ihad problem with S10 , the video preview would stutter slightly in the non high res. mode when editing HDV videos. In full screen, resolution box checked for hires, it was pretty bad. I assumed this to be the fault of the GPU and bought a X300/550 borad app 18 mo ago. That helped, it was better than the onboard graphics but not by much.

    (Using XP Home , 2GB Ram,seperate Hd's etc. In S10 while editing I have typically close to1 Gb ram left. Failed 3Dtest, no realtime HD.)

    Still hung up on the graphics board, thinking that to be the problem,I bought a 8800GT , 512MB, plus new power supply but it did not help , may even be worse.

    Then I did what I should have done in the beginning , checking the CPU load, turned out that may be my bottleneck.

    When playing HDV or HD files outside of S10, processor usage is app. 25% and no problems. Within S10 , in the preview window using HDV files, in low resolution preview, that goes to app 75%,some stutter. Full screen 100% and a lot of stutter.  Checking the high res. box of the preview I get 100% and preview basically unsuable. Going to full screen is a jerky mess. The % numbers are for both CPU cores. Both cores more or less divide the load evenly.

    The GPU benchmark has gone from 18 using on board graphics, to 49 using the X300/550, to 468 using the 8800GT.

    The 8800GT is supposed to have a hardware mpg etc decoder, that does not seem to help with S10 or is there something I have to do to turn it on?

    And is S10 capable of using it? What about S11 or S12? Since my HD DVD'S and rendered HD files are working fine, perhaps I should just ignore the preview jitter, get over it, so to speak ? At this point I see no need to get a new PC.

    I have to check the performance of the CPU, is there free software to do that?

    I have used Pinnacle for over 10 years and been mostly happy with it, provided I am not an early adopter.

    Any insight is appreciated.

    Eugene

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    I added this post in an other location:

    I need more power for video editing, I have added a 550W ps, 8800GT graphics. Running XP.Was running S10 but after these additions (8800GT)  S10 did not work correctly anymore. Installing S12 took care of that but still a bit slow.
    I would like to add a Intell Q6600 Quad CPU, motherboard and 4GB of RAM. I very much would like to keep the PC as it is now, same HD's with same XP OS and same software.

    Will, or even can, the new motherboard boot up the same way as it does now, from the same SATA HD? I was reading a posting somewhere that it can be done. I am using HDV only so XP suits me fine. I simply do not want to start installing all the software again.

    Thanks.



     

     

     

  •  08-28-2008, 13:02 227568 in reply to 132675

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    CardGeForce 8400GS with 256 MB Memory*

    Operating System: Vista

    Studio Version: Studio Plus 12

    Results: HD (Native Sony AVCHD files) small preview is smooth.  Full preview while editing a file is slightly choppy, but not annoyingly so.

    Comments: Playback of my MPEG2 HD files on this computer using the Windows Media Player is decent.  The playback is smooth, but an occasional line will trickle down the screen, especially where there is a lot of motion in the movie.

    I did recently upgrade with a Blueray RW drive so my movies can be rendered on blueray disks and played back on the computer and standalone blueray player without skips or lines.

  •  08-30-2008, 3:18 228235 in reply to 227568

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Grafic Card: Asus Ati Radeon HD 4850 (1Gb memory)

    Driver: Catalyst Version 08.8 

    Operating System: Vista Ultimate 64-bit

    Studio Version: Studio Ultimate 12

    Results: Check3d and Studio 12 doesn´t work at first start after installation.

    Studio error: Faulting application Studio.exe, version 12.0.0.6163, time stamp 0x4829e7cd, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x00000000, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00000000, process id 0x100c, application start time 0x01c90a8682471f09.

    Check3d error: Faulting application Check3D.exe, version 2.1.393.0, time stamp 0x48233b4b, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x00000000, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00000000, process id 0x5ac, application start time 0x01c90a87b3830389.

    Any solution for this?

  •  08-30-2008, 4:01 228248 in reply to 228235

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    I think i found it, there was a Marwell Miniport driver installed with the motherboard. (Asus Maximus II Formula) Now Studio 12 starts.
  •  09-02-2008, 10:39 229504 in reply to 175405

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Card:  Nvidia GeForce 8800GTTX with 1GB Memory

    Operating System:  Vista Home Premium SP1

    Studio Version:  Studio 12 Ultimate

    Results: Great. I've been able to get through both SD and HD projects (1920x1080 AVCHD) 

    Comments: I've been able to successfully burn many HD projects with my 1920x1080 AVCHD footage with below-minimum specs for 1920x1080 editing. I have a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM and this video card and it works well for me. Not too slow at all.

  •  09-03-2008, 13:12 230000 in reply to 229504

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    NVIDIA 7900 GTX 512 Memory with updated driver 5/16/2008 on a Studio 12 Ultimate.  No problems

  •  09-06-2008, 19:52 231106 in reply to 132675

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    ATI Radeon X700 PCI express X16 with 256MB Dedicated

    Studio 12.0.0.6103

    Windows XP SP2

    Passed Check 3D tests. Renders HD full screen preview without problems.

    I do have some problems with HFX transitions not displaying properly on occasion but may not be a graphics card issue any way. I've had this card for almost 3 years now and it still works like a charm. Of other note, I've had a devil of a time getting ANY Pinnacle TV capture devices to work consistently well.  My Pinnacle Dazzle captures impressively as does 1394 port SD and HD capture from my Sony HDR-HC1 camcorder.

  •  09-11-2008, 10:33 232776 in reply to 231106

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Card: EVGA 9800 GX2 2x512mb :177.83 drivers.

    Motherboard: EVGA 790i Ultra DDR3  P05 Bios.

    Operating System: Vista HP Sp1 32bit

    Studio Version: Studio UItimate 12

    Results: S12 frequently stops responding when selecting a new video for the timeline.  Also, there appears to be some bug with Magic Bullett Looks plugin.  Seems after about 5-8 mins of video rendering using that plugin, the program stops rendering and stops responding. Requires you to end task on S12 in order to quit. This happens regardless of SLI enabled or disabled.

    Comments: S12 starts up and says this card does not have enough memory to edit HDV 1440x1080

  •  10-03-2008, 15:27 240134 in reply to 232776

    Re: Which Graphics Cards Work? Which Don't? Please Add Your Experiences!

    Card: nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 8x AGP

    Motherboard: unsure

    Operating System: Windows XP Home

    Studio Version: Studio Ultimate 11

    Results: Disc Menu and chapter creation appears to work correctly, but during render process of first few frames (progress window) and in output, an opaque green screen overlays all the chapter thumbnails and titles, making the chapter selection process impossible in both set-top DVD player and computer DVD player. Have contacted Pinnacle technical support advised a) uninstalling Studio 11 Ultimate (to get rid of the patch) and b) upgrading graphics cards. I reinstalled Studio 11 Ultimate but the same error occurred.

    Comments: I am looking to purchase an AGP 8x card to replace the AGP card currently in the Sony Vaio PCV-RZ32G. Unfortunately, I do not have a motherboard which supports PCI Express since the computer is 5 years old. Would consider PCI but I figure AGP is better than PCI. Any recommendations (or any advice on fixing the "green screen" of death)?
     

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