Videoguys DIY Challenge III - Double Trouble - Dual Xeon Workstation $3,000

diy3Our DIY3 project is finally complete! “Double Trouble† was our first Dual Processor system. Unlike the previous two projects, this one was far more difficult. It was very hard finding a motherboard that all our vendors liked and that also included the latest PCI Express technology. As you will recall from our DIY2 article, PCI Express (PCIe) is the new high-speed bus that removes the bottlenecks that would happen with the old PCI/AGP bus design. We have installed the Canopus Edius NX for HDV card in this machine for our HDV editing. We are also running Sony Vegas 6, Pinnacle Liquid Edition, Adobe Premeire Pro w/ Cineform Aspect HD and Avid Xpress Pro HD PowerPack w/ Mojo. All of the above mentioned software is running great and we are able to edit DV& HDV footage with ease, at 480i, 720p and 1080i resolutions. I will be using this machine for my upcoming HDV editing shootout article. I'm really looking forward to working with and comparing all of the latest and greatest HDV solutions. Click here for our DIY3 article and all the details on Double Trouble!

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