Video Editing PC repairs & computer upgrades
ZEN has been involved with micro-computers since about 1980 (!)
Since then we've used a variety of systems and kept track of key developments along the way. However, the fundamental building blocks are the same.
Here's a guide to some of the key components in any PC system
Traditionally, it’s been the video gaming industry (and high-end CAD) that has pushed development of graphics cards, and been the only type of application to take full advantage of GPU power, but video editing software is beginning to catch up, and applications like Premiere Pro (from CS5 onwards) is one such example. It is specifically written to take advantage of certain cards with Nvidia chipsets that will run their CUDA graphics programming language, in order for the GPU to perform real-time video effects.
Some other editing programs make use of the more widely supported DirectX and OpenGL graphics programming language, which opens up the choice of cards. Generally, at any particular point in time, cards in the middle to upper part of the “gaming” range offer the best value for money, typically costing between 100-300 pounds. However, everything moves on apace, and the performance and capabilities of a “higher end” card from a few years ago are likely to be equalled or bettered by a “mid range” card of today.
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I've been a regular contributor to user groups and technical forums for
the last 20 years or so, and have written hundreds of posts
on a whole range of computer, audio & video
production topics. Trouble is, I never kept copies of any of them, which
is why I've now created a web page for some of them.
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