One of my two monitors died. I had an unused Vizeo 26" HDTV that I hooked up via HDMI thinking it would be awesome, but it is really a poor choice. Contrast sucks, etc. I did some color and brightness correction with it in Vegas last night on some old 8mm film I had scanned, and looking at it today on my regular monitor, my work was worthless, it looked awful. Looked good on the Vizio as I did it, but, yeah.
I'd like to get a setup that is somewhat close to "broadcast" specs, maybe something I could calibrate or have a pro do, if it isn't too much.
My PC is a generic I had built a few years ago before I got heavy into video editing, so video card performance wasn't given the appropriate weight I would give it now. The video card is included in the CPU, if you know what I mean. It shows up as a "AMD Radeon HD 6530D" The processor it is based on is a "AMD A6-3650 APU with Radeon HD Graphics. (Quad core, 2.60 GHz)
Is this something I can work with or should I seriously consider an upgrade? If not and it is adequate, is there a good class of monitor I should look at to get close to broadcast spec?
Any info in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
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Last edited by Bruce/Fl; 6th Dec 2015 at 05:48.
The processor it is based on is a "AMD A6-3650 APU with Radeon HD Graphics. (Quad core, 2.60 GHz)
I usually recommend a CPU running closer to 4Ghz. Perhaps this one if your motherboard can support it:
That should give a large improvement for processing power for a decent price.
You could also add a SSD drive for boot to improve performance a bit. SSDs are probably overkill just for editing.
Also three large hard drives, a TB or so. 4GB RAM for a 32bit system and 8 - 16GB for 64bit system.
I don't worry much about graphics cards as the CPU is more important, a least for re-encoding.
Someone else may be able to answer your monitor question.