Oops. one more thing...

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Martian, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Martian

    Martian Guest

    I intend to shoot video and edit it with my TRV900 or GL1 (whichever one I
    get). What is all the equipment I need to accomplish this? As I understand
    it, this is what I need along with the camera.. correct/revise for me if
    needed, please:

    1. 900MHz or more computer with 512MB or more RAM and 100Gig or more free
    space on the HD.
    2. Firewire port/card in the computer. <==is this a capture card? Or is a
    capture card a separate thing, and do I need one?
    3. DV reader <-- I have no idea what these are called, but I assume I need
    an external device to insert my DV tapes into to 'dump' them onto my hard
    drive. Or, can I run the camera directly into the firewire card?


    Martian, Nov 5, 2003
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    Tim Mitchell Guest

    Can you buy a computer that slow anymore? 2GHz seems to be about the
    minimum spec available now.
    A capture card is usually a special card with analog video/audio inputs
    and outputs as well as firewire. Standard firewire should be fine if you
    are just using DV.

    You will need some video editing software such as Vegas video or
    Premiere, or one of the many others.
    The camera plugs directly into the firewire card. If you want to capture
    analog video, e.g. from a VCR, you might need an analog to DV converter
    box, Canopus make the ADVC100 which is popular.
    Tim Mitchell, Nov 5, 2003
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    Matt Guest

    That's nothing, I edit on a 600MHz with 256MB and 36Gigs.
    Matt, Nov 5, 2003
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    Tim Mitchell Guest

    Yeah, there would be no problem using 900MHz, I was just thinking if he
    was buying new, he would have to get something faster.
    Tim Mitchell, Nov 5, 2003
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    Kevin Guest

    Maybe he's buying it at the same place he's getting the TRV-900 or GL-1..
    Kevin, Nov 5, 2003
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    Tim Mitchell Guest

    LOL! I did wonder if I was answering an old post from 2 years ago!
    Tim Mitchell, Nov 5, 2003
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    M Guest

    LOL from me too. I suppose I knew there were no "new" GL1's or TRV900's,
    but didn't think about that when I posted. I just have shot some shorts on
    both (borrowed, and the camera man was the owner, so I didn't even operate
    either of them) and knew they were the lower priced (because they're used)
    of the 3 CCD cameras. Also, I asked about the 900MHz because I have an
    800MHz, a 1.6GHz, and a 2.2GHz, but wanted to know what the MINIMUM is
    needed. And Thank you, Matt. You answered that question nicely.

    I was hoping to get a TRV900 or GL1 for about $1000, but looks like I'll
    need $1500. Sigh..
    M, Nov 5, 2003
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