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11-17-2001, 08:15 AM
Does anybody has a suggestion or ideas on what specfic hardware and software I need to Accomplish Prof Digital Video Editing Station.
11-17-2001, 08:02 PM
Eh, how proffesional you talking about? Here's some suggestions though.
Dual proc setup,
Win XP or 2000
Adobe Premiere 6.0 and after effects.
scsi 160 minimum card.
15k rpm scsi drives with raid setup.
Capture card from Pinnacle Systems or Canopus or Matrox
A good proffesional sound card, at the least SB Audigy
Definitely dual monitor hook up or more the merrier :D.
11-17-2001, 11:11 PM
get either an Avid system (boat loads of money but professional WindowNT based system)
or get a Mac with Final Cut Pro2 (i'd take this option and before anyone starts complaing it's a mac, well, use it fo video editing then talk :D...and none of that imovie crap either :p)
11-17-2001, 11:19 PM
definately the best choice is a mac. a dual g4 mac would be awesome for professional video editing
11-18-2001, 12:31 AM
Firewire port with a Digital Video camera...
11-18-2001, 01:14 AM
Thanks for all your help guys, I greatly appreciate them.
"Eh, how proffesional you talking about?"
My intension for this system is to use it for editing wedding videos as xtra cash.
How about IDE RAID w/ 4 60gig HD RAID 0 set up.
11-18-2001, 04:01 AM
Well I'm not gonna recommend mac since what you're sounding like doing is sort of on the side type of thing. Macs are great though, but if you're not going to be doing heavy editing and a lot of it, save yourself some cash and build a pc instead. About the ide, stay away from it. SCSI can't be beat for consistent speed and stability.
11-18-2001, 08:56 AM
Well I'm not gonna recommend mac since what you're sounding like doing is sort of on the side type of thing. Macs are great though, but if you're not going to be doing heavy editing and a lot of it, save yourself some cash and build a pc instead. About the ide, stay away from it. SCSI can't be beat for consistent speed and stability
11-20-2001, 11:43 AM
check out this (http://www.videoguys.com/) link.
11-20-2001, 01:40 PM
Here's what I got. I also do a similar thing for extra cash. Usually putting video and pictures together with music and titles.
512 MB RAM
30 gig IDE system drive
100 gig IDE data drive
IEEE 1394 (firewire) card
Sony digital camcorder
HP 3400c scanner
Since I'm using the digital camcorder for importing/exporting video, I don't really even need a sound card except for watching the previews on my machine. But for the record, I have a SB live value.
Of course this is just what I use for the occasional video. I can produce a 45 minute video in my spare time in about two days. Of course a faster processor would speed up the rendering, but Premiere is so good about tracking what it has already rendered, that it really isn't even necessary. Don't bother with Win98, it's *horrible* for video editing. Premiere's many memory leaks will kill you under 98. Go with 2000 or XP. RAID would probably help, but usually the processor can't even process the data fast enought to overload the hard drive. SCSI is just not worth the money. IDE is cheap and becoming more and more reliable everyday.
But when it comes to DV editing, RAM is king. Which is good considering how cheap it is. Premiere loves RAM.
11-21-2001, 04:03 AM
Thanks...jkusar , I'll start to reconfigure my pc now...
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