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Old May 24th, 2003, 03:20 PM   #16
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it was actually at costco! i just went in there to browse around, and i seen this. It was the "MULTIMEDIA DIGITAL STUDIO" package. It had a serial number, although i dont remember it. ill go check it out again today, and return with all the information.
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Old May 25th, 2003, 07:04 AM   #17
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Capture cards

Learn from mistake...avoid the Canopus DV Raptor RT like the plague. I have a system that conforms exactly to the Canopus HCL, and I've nvere managed to get the card to work satisfactorily. In fact, I've removed it in favour of a plain OHCI card, which at least works. You should get a similar effect with the onboard Firewire ports.
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Old May 25th, 2003, 04:42 PM   #18
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You could build a better system yourself for under US$2,000 if you're up to it, otherwise the VAIOs are very nice, but you do pay for the name. If you're going to go with a "name" brand, you might as well use one of the sponsors of this website: DV Info Sponsors There's a few other recommendations by the members around here but I can't remember them off the top of my head.

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Old May 25th, 2003, 05:24 PM   #19
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I would avoid TFT monitors for now...There expense is too high and they dont offer a picture that has the resolution of a CRT....There not bad for gaming I have one myself for that purpose but when it comes to pro level content creation the CRT is still King....Well atleast for now.I would suggest searching the Forums and taking a look at Rob Wilsons rig that he just built. Its a DV screamer. He has all of the things that I wish that I had. But who knows now that theres the special upgrade pricing I may trade in the RT2500 for a RTX100.

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Old May 27th, 2003, 12:38 PM   #20
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If it helpes, here is what I just did for my new NLE systems:

P4 3.0c ($500)
Gigabyte i875p MB ($250) with dual channel DDR 400 support
2 x 512MB Kingston HyperX CL2 PC3200 ($110 each)

The Gigabyte has on board USB 2.0 and TI 1394 chip.

I carried over my hard drives which I have 2 x 80GB WD RAID 1 for OS and apps then I have 2 WD 180GB drives one for capture other for rendering and editing to.

The 800MHz FSB and the Hyperthreading now allow me to captureand or render and do anything else witht he system extremely responsive and no dropped frames! The system under Vegas 4 and the included Mainconcept codec eseentially renders VBR MPEG2 at almost real time so a 60 min video renders in about 70 min.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 04:53 PM   #21
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Wow, thanks for all the replies, I guess I will just study up on which NLE I want, check out the requirements, then piece my system together.

One more question, Which should I get first? The camera, or the computer? lol...similar to the "egg and the chicken" question.
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