Can I realistically do anything with this setup?

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Can I realistically do anything with this setup?

PostWed Dec 30, 2020 3:03 pm

I'm new here, and new to video editing. It's not my background, it wasn't my hobby, but the pandemic dropped this on my lap. I've been tasked with creating videos for a church's online worship services, as they have transitioned to online only until it is safe to meet in person. My video background involved using Windows Live Movie Maker. I used that as best I could, until the complexity of the service and required cuts and insertions of video clips drove me insane. The doctor said I'd be okay, but just don't use Movie Maker for a good while. :lol:

Also along that same line of "I can't believe you were using that" is the fact that I don't have anything current for hardware. As video editing was never a concern of mine until now, I didn't have anything with enough oomph to make video processing less painful. We were recently given a used system, which is hands down better than any system we've been using, which allowed us to install the free version of DR 16. None of our other systems could even run DR 16, so it's a huge step up, for us. For you, I'm sure you'd laugh. Laugh with me, not at me please. Be gentle. We've got no budget for this, and are trying our best. :)

My question is, can I improve the performance of this system any for our minimal video editing needs?

Mobo Asus P8P67 LE
CPU I7-2600
24GB RAM
Nvidia GT 730

If I understand correctly, in order to have the GPU pick up the heavy lifting, we would need to purchase DR. My current video card would provide no benefit as it's too weak. I was looking at a EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 as an upgrade.

I'm by no means a professional at this. I'm taking cellphone and a few camcorder clips, and trying to stitch them together into a meaningful service. Target output video is h.264 1080 30fps mp4. Input clips are a hodgepodge of quality, some even shot in portrait mode. You take what you can get.

While DR works in current configuration, it sometimes runs into a scenario where rendering drops down to 10FPS and takes forever to complete. Time is money... so I'd like to see if purchasing DR and that video card would do anything for our simple needs.

I don't do color correction, denoise (video), etc. I use simple fade in / out between clips, and have only recently started using text over video. I do use the noise reduction filter for audio, as some clips have terrible atmospheric noise.

Expenses would be $300 for DR and $170 for the video card. All of these are without funding, so this is a wish list, if it is even worth it.

Any and all help appreciated. Thank you. :)
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Re: Can I realistically do anything with this setup?

PostMon Jan 04, 2021 3:59 pm

Posting a bump...

I'd really like to get this figured out. We don't have money to burn.

Anybody got any info?

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