Help with what equipment is needed

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by MikeS, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. MikeS

    MikeS Guest

    Thanks for that Tony only time will tell. I believe the Autrailians are not
    to partial to MS either.

    Regards MikeS
    MikeS, Mar 5, 2006
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  2. My father was one of the field engineers for vienna system installs ,
    and we had a system at home.

    I was using a 286/287 vienna at work when all others at work were
    using amstrad or rm boxes , vienna's design and build outperformed

    Still have a vienna in storage.
    Gary MacKenzie
    Audio Visual Technician / Video Editor
    gary mackenzie, Mar 6, 2006
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  3. MikeS

    Andy Jacobs Guest

    That's rubbish. I cut my teeth on PDP8s and upwards, working my way
    through and across most enterprise platforms around - including SunOS
    and Solaris. Open Source environments are not without dangers but *any*
    migration should be done in a measured way, but it's still a viable
    alternative. And let's face it, one of the best platforms for editing
    video and images (to get the thread slighlty on topic - the good old Mac
    - is based on BSD.
    Andy Jacobs, Mar 14, 2006
  4. Dell are selling a laptop for £289.00 according to the advert. This
    should leave you heaps for a great projector and spare bulb. But you
    might have to spend £300 to get Microsoft Office with Powerpoint.

    Margaret Willmer, Mar 14, 2006
  5. MikeS

    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <>, Andy Jacobs
    You're obviously one of those brilliant guys I used to work with at
    Ignite earning £500 to £600 per day on contract. But there are
    relatively few in your league. It took us nearly three months to get the
    team together for the Barclay's B2B job when I was there. And I've
    worked for a couple of multi-nationals on contract, Allen and Overy and
    GlaxoSmithKline, where they've moved from a 'nix to an MS environment
    because of the problems and cost of recruiting and retaining competent

    Friends in the graphic agency business who've diversified into video
    promotion would disagree with you about the Mac for video. I'm told that
    there are few pro (or semi-pro) video editing programs for the Mac - and
    they are disproportionately expensive compared with those available for
    the PC. I was also told that there's nothing for the Mac that will allow
    video editing with multiple workstations on a network - but perhaps you
    know of a Mac editing suite that does?
    Tony Morgan, Mar 15, 2006
  6. MikeS

    Andy Jacobs Guest

    Ha ha ha! I wish! No, I was just a sad act salaried man who got bored
    easily and worked my way through different things until I ended up as
    European Tech Support manager for a large(ish) company. I think the
    'nix world has changed. Afterall, I'd bet a significant amount that
    LAMP has a far bigger presence out there than anything else in the
    hosting and web development world, which is where I reside now.

    I might post back here with a little OT story about 'nix migrations.
    It's a project I'm looking at currently which is all Centos clients
    running Firefox.

    OT (If it can go any more) Was that GSK at Maidenhead? I know I spent
    many happy hours fixing antique production line control systems there.
    Usually ended up with toothepaste all over the show!
    Sorry, not completely my bag. I'd say that I'm not even an enthusiastic
    amateur, just a big Mac user. It's more the processing power that I'm
    talking about rather than the availability of specific applications.
    Until there is a viable 64 bit solution for PC platforms then they'll
    always play second fiddle in my book. My 700Mhz eMac at home out
    performs the 2.8Ghz machine that we bought for my wife to run Sage on.
    In context with the post, I've certainly found that what little editing
    I've done has been done without fuss or delay on the Mac.

    Andy Jacobs, Mar 15, 2006
  7. MikeS

    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <>, Andy Jacobs
    No, at Stevenage where their main server farm is located.

    Snipped some more.....
    Tony Morgan, Mar 16, 2006
  8. MikeS

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Someone has to work in the town I suppose....

    Jerry, ex Stevenage *Old Town* :~)
    :::Jerry::::, Mar 16, 2006
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