Originally Posted by shilk
I wouldn't get an ATi card for video editing. If anything, OpenGL is used as a rendering engine so that's about it. But if a program is using CUDA, which is more common than ATi's API (Stream), then you're screwed. I got my 5770 for video editing a long time ago since OpenGL is what we use. But after a while, I needed to use other programs that used CUDA and I was pretty screwed.
But as of now, I have yet to see anything that actually utilizes Stream. There is NOTHING out there that uses it that I've come across for usage in day-to-day editing.
I'll sign that without further comment.
One thing to add: in another time, in another life, I had to convert HD films to SD format and was pulling my hair out with the trouble the FireGL gave me. Changed that to a QuadroFX and everything was well
Another thing to consider: your requirements don't fit together. If it's for money video editing (or any professional activity) integrity and security of the data is a must and that does not fit with a gaming machine. This starts with ECC everywhere (CPU, RAM) and ends with mirroring data (RAID 1, 5, 10 etc.). If it's just for fun home video editing - never mind.