Laptop for editing - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Non-Linear Editing on the PC
Discussing the editing of all formats with Matrox, Pinnacle and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 18th, 2003, 11:53 AM   #16
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 366
On my desktop editor I got rid of my scsi drives about a year ago. Too hot, noisy and expensive. I am very happy with my new cheap EIDE 5400 drives.

Just my experience.
Rick Spilman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2003, 06:36 PM   #17
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
I'n running 1400x1050. Max my screen goes. It looks very nice on
my DELL's LCD screen and I don't ever want any lower resolution
again.

Laptop's drives aren't the speediest ones around indeed,
althought I really haven't experienced dropped frames on mine.

I bought myself an external firewire drive (7200 rpm) and have
been quite happy with it.
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2003, 01:49 AM   #18
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 6
Laptop NLE

I'm about to make the plunge into DV editing and must have portability. I have the impression I'll be better off with a separate system drive from media drive, and that 7200 rpm would be valuable for the media. I also want to burn DVDs, so I'm thinking at least one of these drives will have to be external. Any advice about what should be internal or external, USB vs. firewire for these items, and if I want to be able to capture analog as well as DV, will I need a third party capture card?
Dave Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2003, 03:14 AM   #19
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: orlando florida
Posts: 426
Hello,

I believe your thinking is right in having a separate drive for your media.. There are some nice Firewire and USB2 (you want to make sure you go with USB2 and not USB1.1) drives out now that are external and 7200 rpm.. I have seen them as big as 200 gig..Pretty nice for storing your video..Firewire and USB2 are pretty close in speed with the USB2 getting the edge.. But there may be more firewire drives available, only becuase it has been out longer..As far as burning DVD's ... I was going to buy a laptop with a DVD burner, but it looks like the internal ones are slower in write speed (usually a 1x) versus some of the external ones which can write as high 4X..So I will probably opt for an external burner..

As far as Analog cards.. Hmm not up on those so i will refrain from any comments..

mike
__________________
Mike Moncrief mikemoncrief@gmail.com
www.themikemoncrief.com
Mike Moncrief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2003, 06:23 AM   #20
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
Keep in mind that not all systems have an USB2 port. So you
might need to upgrade those (if possible). I bought a Maxtor
5000DV 160 gb harddisk (they go to 250 gb) which has two
firewire ports and one USB2 (and 1.1) port. It is a 7200 rpm drive
with 8 MB cache.

It does always require a seperate power brick to work and
you need to install drivers (500 kb) on every OS I tried it on
(Win 2000 / XP).
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:32 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network