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Old November 17th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a new desk that is geared towards editing video. I have check the professional desks out on the web and they all seem to be around $1,000 or more. Does anyone know where I could find a good editing desk on the cheap?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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What do you call cheap? perhaps look at Raxxas, they have some fairly inexpensive workstations. or hit your local Office store to see what they have in computer workstations, perhaps one of those will work for you.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #3
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Check out second hand stores for a cool old table.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:45 AM   #4
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I have one of these. It was well worth the price. I have two monitors and two speakers on the bridge, a Sony HDV deck under the bridge and plenty of room on the work surface. They look great, too,

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...verbridge.html
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Old November 18th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #5
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Another vote for the Raxxess furniture. Also the Studio RTA series is a very good inexpensive option. They're built for audio studios and accomodate large 88 key keyboards, so you'll have lots of space for anything video.

I ended up going with a stand up editing station, I put up several large wall shelving units, mounted the monitors to the wall and added some nice a-frame stools. I call it my editing bar.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #6
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You might take a look at the Middle Atlantic website - http://www.middleatlantic.com/studio/main.htm - though that's one you may have already found.

Explore the office furniture section of Ikea - they have modular, adjustable height desk/tables that can be setup in a variety of configurations that might work for you. Also in their kitchen cabinets section I found some adjustable steel cabinet feet about 8" high - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00054564 - that I fastened to a piece of 12" deep, 1/2" round edge bulk shelving from Home Depot cut to length to make an overbridge to set on the back of the desk.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #7
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How much space do you have, how much space do you need? Will a large desk FIT in whatever space you're working in? Do you need an overack for a deck, two decks, five decks???

I found a great little computer desk at Ikea that works for a compact space. I don't see the model I purchased three years ago, but it might still be around. It had an 'arm' that attached to an upright, to hold a monitor, that I put my Monitor on, that pivots. So I have my two 19 inch monitors, an overack with two decks, a scanner, a printer, a dvd/recorder on it, and the swing arm with my Color Correcting 13 inch monitor on it, and I paid about 175 dollars for it. Works great.

This is the brand I think.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60111123

But like I said, I don't see the particular model I'm describing.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #8
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How much space do you have, how much space do you need? Will a large desk FIT in whatever space you're working in? Do you need an overack for a deck, two decks, five decks???

I found a great little computer desk at Ikea that works for a compact space. I don't see the model I purchased three years ago, but it might still be around. It had an 'arm' that attached to an upright, to hold a monitor, that I put my Monitor on, that pivots. So I have my two 19 inch monitors, an overack with two decks, a scanner, a printer, a dvd/recorder on it, and the swing arm with my Color Correcting 13 inch monitor on it, and I paid about 175 dollars for it. Works great.

This is the brand I think.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60111123

But like I said, I don't see the particular model I'm describing.
I've just built two of these babies for my new flat. One will hold my PC and video gear the other will be holding all of my audio equipment on (mixer, rach, keyboards). I set it up so the video desk only has one upper shelf and the audio desk has three.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #9
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I was just about to buy an awesome Brookhaven hard wood desk specifically designed for a computer desk for $1200 at Broyhill when my wife discovered it for half that price at Sams. It has a slide-out part for a large tower, all the electric connections you need (power, USB extensions, LAN), slide-out/open keyboard drawer and 3 holes up on top for your monitor, phone, printer or whatever you need.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...12&prDeTab=1#A
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Old November 19th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #10
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I've always been partial to Anthrocart.

One of these days...

http://www.anthrocart.com/

But the price on the high end ones....ouch!
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 12:24 PM   #11
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A fairly cheap and easy solution I have used in the past is to buy an interior, finished door from Home Depot and lay it across two metal file cabinets. The door is strong enough to hold whatever you want to put on it, plus the cords fit nicely through the pre drilled hole for the door handle (you can easily drill more holes as needed). It might not look the best but this worked for me for years (until I got married).

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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:22 PM   #12
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I have a small space at home and was able to get some used kitchen cabinets (uppers) and one lower drawer pack. Those and a 2 drawer file cabinet and a floor based rack until support the L shaped kitchen counter top. (actually two pieces and I need to connect them). theVCR's, mic pre etc are in the rack, the PC is on the floor at the corner of the L, then the file cabinet, and opening for me and the drawer pack at the right end.

cost= $0 a friend was remodeling his kitchen, and also gave me the rack unit.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #13
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They are not cheap in price nor are they cheap in quality but if you havenít looked at Biomorph desks you may want to.

From what I understand they are the innovators who originally came up with a lot of the ideas/styles of desks that everyone else is copying.

http://biomorphdesk.com/
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