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I was asked to build a video editing PC (woot! I can't wait!, and no, I don't need help with components, thanks) and it will mainly run Adobe CS3. Does anyone know if this suite is at all multithreaded? If so, I'll get a Q6600. If not I'll go for an E6700, I think.
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No one knows yet. Either way, you'd be better off giving the person you're building for a Quad-Core regardless if they're really into Video Editing. Considering rendering times are sliced into quarters, and that's a huge part of digital video editing.
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No one knows yet. Either way, you'd be better off giving the person you're building for a Quad-Core regardless if they're really into Video Editing. Considering rendering times are sliced into quarters, and that's a huge part of digital video editing.
Was CS2 multithreaded? Didn't CS3 come out? Or is there just all this info about it? She's going to a visual arts college, so she'll be really into video editing. Like, really much.
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The Video Editing suite dubbed Adobe Production Suite CS3 hasn't been released yet. Should be soon. Premiere Pro 2.0 wasn't a "True" multi-threaded app, as it's been bandied about. It still gets the job done, though.

And if she's going to school, why is she using Premiere? Eight out of ten they're gonna tell her she needs to buy a Mac so she can train on Avid or Final Cut.
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The Video Editing suite dubbed Adobe Production Suite CS3 hasn't been released yet. Should be soon. Premiere Pro 2.0 wasn't a "True" multi-threaded app, as it's been bandied about. It still gets the job done, though.

And if she's going to school, why is she using Premiere? Eight out of ten they're gonna tell her she needs to buy a Mac so she can train on Avid or Final Cut.
I have no idea. She said all she was told she needs to run is CS3, and she wanted a Mac in the first place, but didn't want to spend more than $2500 (which will not get her a very good Mac: 1GB DDR2-667, single 7300GT, etc.), and I asked her if it'd be fine to just run Windows. She said if there is Creative Suite for Windows, she'll be fine.
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Yes CS3 is multi-threaded, along with CS2.

CS3 is just faster because it uses both the CPU and GPU to render whatever your trying to render.

If you have a quad core and two SLI video cards, it will render 6x faster than on Photoshop 7 or below since its not multi-threaded and doesn't use the GPU.

Not so sure about CS/8.
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Alright, well, I'd suggest letting her get a Mac instead seein as how I'm sure she's gonna come back to you and try to get you to sell it so she can get a Mac later. In the creative field studies, a Mac of some sort is a very beneficial tool regardless of price. She can get a dope Macbook Pro for 2500 and be set for school.

However, back on topic: Premiere CS3 probably won't be multi-threaded because ADOBE falls behind on each release with their updates. Take native MXF handling from hi-definition cameras... or dealing with DVCproHD period. =|

Get a Quad Core regardless, it'll benefit her in the long run if she does decide to stick with a PC.
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post #8 of 13
I remember reading somewhere that CS3 will be multithreaded, but I can't remember where. I'm pretty sure it will be.
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I just wouldn't count on it. Premiere's current track-record is less than fantastic...
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post #10 of 13
If you want to do video editting, Sony Vegas 7.0e is a very good application.
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