TriCaster SpeedEDIT System Specs

Does SpeedEDIT support 64bit computers?

Yes. SpeedEDIT works on both 32bit and 64bit systems.

My SpeedEDIT license is valid for one computer, how do I move it to another computer?

SpeedEDIT can only be installed on one computer. If you decide to migrate SpeedEDIT to another computer, you can contact NewTek Customer Service at 1-800-862-7837.

You can also contact customer service and provide your name, address and your existing 6-digit registration code. Additionally, begin the migration to the other system by uninstalling the software from the first system, then install it on the new computer and acquire the Product ID. You will need this new Product ID when contacting Customer Service to receive your new registration code.

Will SpeedEDIT work with my CPU?

SpeedEDIT requires a CPU with SSE2 instructions.

CPU's with SSE2 as of 12/29/2006:

  • AMD Athlon 64
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • AMD Opteron
  • AMD Sempron (Socket 754/939/AM2 versions only)
  • AMD Turion 64
  • Intel Pentium 4
  • Intel Pentium D
  • Intel Pentium EE
  • Intel Pentium M
  • Intel Celeron (Socket 478 versions only)
  • Intel Mobile Celeron
  • Intel Celeron D
  • Intel Celeron M
  • Intel Core Solo/Duo
  • Intel Core 2 Solo/Duo/Extreme
  • Transmeta Efficeon
  • Intel Xeon (Except Pentium II and Pentium III Xeons)
  • Via C7
  • ...and any newer CPUs

CPU's that do not support SSE2:

  • AMD Athlon
  • AMD Athlon XP
  • AMD Duron
  • AMD Sempron (Socket A versions)
  • Intel Pentium II Xeon
  • Intel Pentium III Xeon
  • Intel Pentium
  • Intel Pentium II
  • Intel Pentium III
  • Intel Celeron (Slot 1, Socket 370)
  • Intel Itanium
  • Intel Itanium 2
  • Via C3
  • Transmeta Crusoe
  • IDT Centaurs-Haul Winchip
  • ...and any older CPUs

I use my Firewire or 1394 audio device for sound?

These are not recommended.

You should instead use a PCI sound card, USB audio device or the on board audio built into most motherboards.

In most cases, 1394 is not able to transfer DV or HDV footage while also feeding a 1394 audio device, causing crackling, popping and loss of audio playback.

Note: PCI sound cards which double as 1394 cards, such as the SoundBlaster Audigy series, will function correctly.

This only applies to external sound devices connected to the computer by a 1394 cable.

What Nvidia video card driver is recommended?

Currently, we recommend the Forceware version 93.71.

This is available for Window XP here:

For other supported operating systems, please use the latest available version from:

How much disk space will I need to capture with SpeedEDIT?

One hour of DV25 or HDV 1080i (MPEG2 transport stream) requires about 12 gigabytes of space.(In general, it’s a good idea to add another 25-50% to the minimum capacity you expect to use.

Will SpeedEDIT work on an Apple Mac using Bootcamp?

SpeedEDIT will work just the same as it does on a PC when running on Windows on an Intel Macintosh running Boot Camp. All other prerequisites apply to running SpeedEDIT as they normally would.

Boot Camp, unlike Parallels, is actually running Windows at a hardware level. Parallels, and other such programs, are emulating Windows-- essentially translating information to the CPU through Mac OSX. This results in performance problems and hardware use that can be poor or non-existent (working with a DV camera is next to impossible through a program like Parallels).

All of my hardware is up to specification and working so why does SpeedEDIT still not work?

An often overlooked and crucial piece of hardware is a compatible sound card. Most sound cards (after market or on-board) made in recent years are DirectSound compatible, but old cards like the Audigy (not the Audigy 2) series are not DirectSound compatible. Lack of a compatible sound card may allow SpeedEDIT to launch but will result in both video and audio problems.

If you do have a compatible sound card you should make sure it's hardware acceleration is enabled. To do this go into Control Panel and open Sounds and Audio Devices Properties. Under Speaker Settings choose Advanced...and click on the Performance tab.

You should see a slider called Hardware acceleration, make sure it is set all the way to the right on Full to take advantage of your sound card.