ADK Video Editing offers Avid video editing PC for Media Composer, MojoDX, Mojo SDI, Xpress Pro
We would prefer to talk with you than have buy online. That way we can be sure to match the Avid Workstation to your needs.
All our systems can be made very quiet. Our standard Video editing system is below 30DB and we can go as low as 20 DB.
Did we mention "please call us?"
We would love to talk with you and help steer you in the right direction.
Depending on your needs and production level we offer the following Avid Video Editing systems:
Avid Media Composer comes in several packages:
Avid Media Composer 4.0: As the name suggests, this includes only Avid Media Composer Software. (upgrades from Avid Xpress Pro are available)
Avid Media Composer with Mojo SDI : Includes Media Composer Software and the Mojo SDI. (upgrades from Xpress Pro are available)
Avid Media Composer with MojoDX: Includes Media Composer Software and the Mojo DX.
for a comparison of these and other Avid products Click Here
Now to selecting the right Video Editing System:
For video editing systems we recommend a minimum of three hard drives. One for the operating system and programs, one for source files
and capturing, and the third for rendering (both temporary and final output).
You may also want to consider adding an archival or backup drive to protect your work from disaster. An internal drive is slightly
faster, doesn't take up space on your desk, and in a pinch it can substitute for a source or render drive if needed. However, if
anything truly nasty happens to the computer, its internal drives can all be damaged. An external drive, though it does take up
some desk space, can be easily detached from the computer and stored in a safe location until it is needed. A removeable hard drive
bay combines the best features of these two types of drive. The drive bay connects as an internal hard drive for speed and
space, but it can be easily removed (from the outside of the case) for storage.
When it comes to hard drive space, more is usually better, especially as hard drive prices continue to fall. While DV video
doesn't really take up all that much space, if you are running uncompressed and/or HD video, you can easily fill a drive or two.
The following chart shows the approximate drive space usage for several common types of video:
DNxHD, DVCProHD, XDcamEX
For an editor who works with HD video, we recommend using a minimum of two pairs of SATA drives, with each pair in a RAID0 array.
RAID0 stripes two or more hard drives together for increased performance, combining their capacity into what the operating system
and video editing software will see as one large drive. For Avid Media Composer in any flavor we recommend this. External raid is available for laptops.