Professional video editing pc

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  1. Posts : 61
    Windows 10
       #1

    Professional video editing pc


    Hi Friends,

    I am helping a friend who wants to start an audio video editing business in near future currently he is teaching himself Adobe Premiere Pro. I am no expert by any means when it comes to audio video editing, but I have asked a few professionals via my own contacts and they have recommended the following hardware. Please let me know whether the following list is sufficient to build a Windows 10 based audio video editing PC or not for using Adobe Premiere Pro.

    CPU = Intel i5 9th generation or later
    RAM = 16 GB DDR4 RAM (Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 PC Memory (CMK8GX4M1D3000C16)
    Motherboard = Asus/Gigabyte/MSI motherboard
    HDD = 2 TB SATA HDD (WD)
    GPU = 4 GB (Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition ZT-P10510B-10L 4GB PCI Express Graphics Card)
    SMPS = Corsair VS550 550-Watt
    Monitor = Dell 24-inch U2415 LED-Backlit IPS Panel Monitor with HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, Audio Out Ports - (Silver/Black)

    Will the above hardware help my friend make professional videos for YouTube etc? Is Adobe Premiere Pro the best choice for professional work on a Windows 10 machine or should I recommend Final Cut Pro which is designed for Mac only as per the link below? Many thanks.


    Final Cut Pro for Mac (macOS Mojave)
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  2. Posts : 30,260
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2
       #2

    A couple things I would add

    Have an SSD for Windows and programs and use HDD for data

    Video Editing loves memory. If your buying two 8GB sticks you might consider a Motherboard that has four slots so you can add another 16GB at a later date and not have to pull the existing two you bought. It is very important to match memory when adding after the fact. (Voltage, speed and timings)

    I would likely buy a video card with more memory but maybe another member could comment on this. Any editors out there?

    Myself I like a bigger monitor and I like two.

    and just watch connections from video card to monitors. Are they a match. Current config.

    Is the resolution high enough for jobs outside youtube.


    Ken (not an editor)
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  3. Posts : 8,126
    windows 10
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    Ideally get an I7 cpu. Dont use adbie get Download HitFilm Express | for Mac & PC - fxhome.com its free and matches adobe and they do a pro version with extras but its used fro top films. For Youtube most use [OFFICIAL] Wondershare Filmora9 Video Editor (Win & Mac) | Download Filmora 9! its very simple and has loads of extras you can buy but has 100s of presets LUTS overlays etc I use it for my Youtube its not free but resonable price unlike the rip off Adobe. Loads of tutors on both these on Youtube
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  4. Posts : 61
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Caledon Ken said:
    Have an SSD for Windows and programs and use HDD for data
    OK, I will keep this in mind.
    Video Editing loves memory. If your buying two 8GB sticks you might consider a Motherboard that has four slots so you can add another 16GB at a later date and not have to pull the existing two you bought. It is very important to match memory when adding after the fact. (Voltage, speed and timings)
    Sure.Thanks a lot.

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    Samuria said:
    Ideally get an I7 cpu. Dont use adbie get Download HitFilm Express | for Mac & PC - fxhome.com its free and matches adobe and they do a pro version with extras but its used fro top films. For Youtube most use [OFFICIAL] Wondershare Filmora9 Video Editor (Win & Mac) | Download Filmora 9! its very simple and has loads of extras you can buy but has 100s of presets LUTS overlays etc I use it for my Youtube its not free but resonable price unlike the rip off Adobe. Loads of tutors on both these on Youtube
    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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  5. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #5

    I have to agree with most of the sentiments here, that rig above isn't going to cut it for video editing. I don't necessarily agree with needing two monitors though. A good 24-27 inch is a good start though.

    And despite all the whatever Adobe products are the industry standard for a reason.... they do what the do extremely well. Sure, there are lots of video/photo editing software options out there that can some of the things Adobe can do, but none can do all the things Adobe can do. If you feel Adobe is your best option go for it. No need in settling only to spend more in the end - replacing what you bought because it didn't suit your needs after all.

    I'm a longtime Adobe Photoshop user (since 2000) and Lightroom (since 2012) user and currently subscribe to the photography plan which includes both PS and LR. Anyway my system runs both rather well without issue.

    That said, for video editing, I'd look at least an Intel i7 (I'm strictly Intel) or an AMD equivalent . I'd advise at minimum 16gig of RAM, though 32 would be idea. At least a 512gig SSD drive (I've got 5), and at least a 4TB HDD drive if you don't want to do multiple SSD's. For video, you might look to go at least a GTX 1060 or 1070 instead of a 1050. And the more RAM on the card the better (I've got a Radeon VII with 16gig of RAM).

    We all have opinions (me included) on what we feel is best or economical, but you're the one who has to live with the machine so take things with a grain of salt and go from there.

    Good luck.

    My two cents.
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  6. Posts : 4,201
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #6

    I would suggest a different approach to setting specifications for hardware ...

    Take a look at the software you intend to use and set up to meet the suggested hardware for the package, also look towards the higher end of the spec range to allow for future developments.

    As for software Blackmagic Design are an Australian company that build and sell professional editing hardware to the film industry, they are based in Hollywood, so they are serious players. they also make software for their hardware desks

    They have for a long while made their previous version of their top of the line software Free to use for anyone, this is an open attempt to get starters in the industry, film students etc familiar with them as a company and familiar with their software, the software can also work with other software such as that from Adobe

    the latest free version is available here ... DaVinci Resolve 16 | Blackmagic Design the full software is not cheap at £229.00 but a lot cheaper than the equivalent Adobe rental costs when starting out. As it's the software used by the hollywood film editors it's good to learn, and is recognised in the film industry

    The Adobe range is also an industry standard so going that way is a perfectly valid route but the way to spec should always go from software to hardware -

    what do you want to do, then what do you need to achieve it .... should always be the Mantra when dealing with computer hardware

    I agree with @sygnus21 that two monitors is not an essential starting out, although it can give additional editing control, if you get a reasonable TV with computer input options this can be used to show the output results whilst using the Main monitor to perform the edits. I do not do much if any Video work but use lightroom for stills development - often I "throw" a full size image onto a 40" TV next to my Desk to give live output of the image I'm working on
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  7. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
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    Hi,
    Not sure why anyone would recommend a intel build way too many security holes and new ones everyday just about.
    AMD 3k series is best
    Even a 3950x is 750.us if you want 16 cores
    If not go lower
    3800x/...
    Memory use this for best results but 3200C14 is the bomb pick your kit

    G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW - Newegg.com
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  8. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Not sure why anyone would recommend a intel build
    Well, that one is easy. Some people have only used the Intel platform for all of their builds. Intel historically has had the upper edge in performance. It's usually been a safe bet going with Intel. AMD has been considered the "budget" chip, and on an enthusiast forum, building out on "budget" hardware is not typically how it goes.

    I've built numerous hosts on AMD and Intel over the years. I've had an AMD Thunderbird when it first broke 1Ghz. I had an AMD Sempron 2800+ for a low power server at home,I've had an Athlon 64 X2 4600+ when it was king of the hill for gaming back in the Pentium 4 days, and now have a Ryzen 7 3800X. My current file server runs a Core i3, my desktop is on a Corei5-6500, my previous desktop is a Q9550 Core 2 Quad 2.83Ghz, and we have 2 laptops running Intel chips, and 2 Mac's running Intel chips.

    I agree that Ryzen chips are kicking butt. Their price to performance ratio is fantastic. They may lose a few FPS in gaming due to a lower clock, but they gain that all back in productivity apps where the cores are running all out.

    Not to mention, your fastest NVMe drives are on PCI-Express 4.0 and that is only used on the AMD X570 platform. So, if moving data at 5000MB/s / 4400MB/s is appealing to you, AMD is where you have to be at today.
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  10. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
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    pparks1 said:
    Well, that one is easy. Some people have only used the Intel platform for all of their builds. Intel historically has had the upper edge in performance. It's usually been a safe bet going with Intel. AMD has been considered the "budget" chip, and on an enthusiast forum, building out on "budget" hardware is not typically how it goes.
    As an (Intel) "enthusiast" myself, I have to point out AMD no longer considers themselves the "budget chip" company and don't want the title. What they're about now is outperforming Intel not price undercutting them.

    Am I ready to jump ship? Well at the moment I'm happy with my i9-9900K build. I will say I think the demise of Intel is greatly exaggerated. However, AMD isn't going away this time and it's not about "budget" chips
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