New Computer

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by nahtahsa, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. nahtahsa

    nahtahsa Guest

    nahtahsa, Jun 12, 2008
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  2. You don't need the TV tuner and the PVR; and try to get something with 2
    free PCI slots for future upgrades and add-ons.


    jaybee
     
    Jacques E. Bouchard, Jun 12, 2008
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  3. nahtahsa

    Smarty Guest

    Good sugggestion from jaybee. Also might want to consider a 2nd hard disk
    drive since the single drive in this system would be a bottleneck when used
    in video editing. Better solution is to use the boot drive for running the
    application (Premiere, CS2, whatever) and system paging and use another
    drive for video file capture, caching, editing, etc. A 2nd 500 GB SATA drive
    could be added for about 80 bucks.

    Also: Note that your system has HD DVD and BluRay playback. Be careful to
    find monitor with HDCP/HDMI for compatibility.

    Smarty
     
    Smarty, Jun 13, 2008
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    You don't really need a computer or a camcorder, either------they're
    only necessary if you want to produce digital videos.

    I got a relatively low-priced HP Pavillion quad-core several months ago,
    to do HDV editing, along with the full Vista Media package. It gives me
    good enough performance with the HDV, but it has also allowed me to
    cancel my cable TV subscription. This more than pays for the extra cost
    of a high-speed connection. I get 12 free digital TV channels with my
    old antenna and more will come next year. I wouldn't give up the
    tuner/PVR features, as they are convenient, didn't cost me any extra at
    purchase (I bargained $110. off the asking price) and I save $48. a
    month by not having cable TV. This whole package fits into my budget,
    which is small for such things and I think the majority of people who
    use HD camcorders nowadays are in similar circumstances. This has
    changed in the last two years and HD production is no longer the
    exclusive territory of those with lots of money to spend. Having an
    expensive NLE system dedicated only to professional HD production is not
    necessary or feasible for most of us. The quality of my camera and
    editing work is the most important thing and even the most high-end
    system wouldn't make up for a lack in that. If I can find interesting
    subjects and cover them well, I have all the equipment I need to make
    good video.

    Steve McDonald
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
     
    Steve McDonald, Jun 24, 2008
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  5. (Steve McDonald) wrote in @storefull-3337.bay.webtv.net:
    But that's what the OP was asking about. Therefore, the tuner card is
    superfluous.


    jaybee
     
    Jacques E. Bouchard, Jun 24, 2008
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