New Sony Vaio Z speculation/news thread

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  1. ceffect

    ceffect Notebook Consultant

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    Simple yes. Advanced editing including After Effects, Sony Vegas, or anything of that magnitude where you use layers, digital effects, and so on, not so much.
     
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    nutsfu Notebook Enthusiast

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    goldentreesang and ceffect thanks for the replies.

    I would mostly be doing some simple re-encoding (mkv to avi for example, to get videos to play on the PS3) using Super.
    I would also be using Adobe Premiere Elements to do simple splicing/removing sections of videos (non-hd videos).

    I won’t be doing anything advanced like layers or digital effects.

    I really hope the U.S. gets a No PMD option.
     
  3. ozuzo

    ozuzo Newbie

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    That's also the model number used by the Sony NL store for the customized Z21 I ordered, the 5 may refer to the i5, not sure.

    Herman
     
  4. goldentreesang

    goldentreesang Notebook Evangelist

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    I believe that the main unit alone will be very capable of that :D

    Beaups has told us that all preconfig options include the PMD and the cheapest preconfig is $1999. He is not sure if you can opt out of the PMD through CTO but it is very likely seeing that sony uk offers that option.
     
  5. arth1

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    The longer answer is yes, but not in real time. Adobe Premiere with an nVidia card with at least 1 GB RAM is going to run circles around it, because it can use CUDA. You can still do the same, you just have to wait a lot more.

    Also, WinDVD/PowerDVD/Roxio Creator uses CUDA for 5-10x the performance when using nVidia GPUs.
     
  6. ceffect

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    If you can, look for a laptop with a nVidia GPU that has CUDA:

    My older F-series had CUDA and processing videos was a breeze, much faster than I expected. Just something to look into.

    @arth1
    CUDA mind.
     
  7. goldentreesang

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    Keep i mind, I believe the CUDA acceleration is only compatible with cs5 and up.
     
  8. ceffect

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    Not true, I've used it with Photoshop and Premiere CS4. The acceleration is there.
     
  9. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    the problematic is the quality of enconding and decoding with nvidia non quadro gpus, its quite poor. Intel and AMD lead in that dept
     
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