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Old February 5th, 2003, 10:59 AM   #1
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NLE for Vegas Video & Avid advice

Hi, I am a spanish tv producer that is getting interested in creativity, so I want to learn to work in NLE software like Vegas Video and Avid Xpress DV.
After reading a lot of posts in this forum I think that my best shot to start learning will be Vegas Video, but I also realize that in the future I must be interested in learning how to edit in Avid as is the most used NLE software in the broadcast business. My question here refers to my needs of buyng a good computer for editing with Vegas and Avid. I have two options:

Option 1.

Clonic Pc

Sound Blaster Audigy Bulk
Gigabyte 8pe667 i845pe ddr333 ac97 6 usb2.0 533INTEL PENTIUM IV 2,53 GHZ 478 512 cache
120 Gigas 7200 rpm IBM/Seagate/Maxtor ata133
2 Gb Ram DDR. 333 Mhz
Matrox Parhelia 128 Mb
Sound Blaster Audigy Bulk
SONY DVD-RW DUAL
Windows Xp Proffesional
Adaptec (or Ads) Pyro Firewire card
1 year warranty

Price : 1700 Euros = 1842$ US dollars

Option 2.

Dell Workstation Precision 350

512 Mb RdRam ECC 1066
120 Gigas 7200 rpm Hard drive
4x DVD+RW
Matrox g550 Dual
1394 Firewire
Windows Xp proffesional
3 years of warranty

Price 1980 Euros= 2180$ US dollars

I beleive that I will have no problem installing Avid Xpress Dv in the Dell but I am not that sure with the PC clonic. I also like quietness and warranty of the Dell but I want to know if a better graphic card and more Ram will be better for working with Vegas.
Please make me know, pros and cons of each system.

Thanks in advance,


Chema


PS: I also have booked one of the new Panasonic Ag-Dvx100e Pal camcorders
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Old February 5th, 2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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I forgot to write that the Dell workstaton will be Pentium IV 2,53 Ghz as the Clonic.
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Old February 5th, 2003, 02:37 PM   #3
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Chema, when you say creative, what do you mean? Going to film? Making features that will need to be transferred to an AVID? Or independent work.
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Old February 5th, 2003, 03:37 PM   #4
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I'd go with the clone, and spend the difference on a second HD.

The Matrox Parahelia card on the clone is more current than the Matrox g550, which is getting kind of old.
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Old February 9th, 2003, 03:12 PM   #5
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As far as software, unless you wanting to offline then take that to an online Avid system you should just go with Vegas. It runs circles around XDV (which is not hard to do) as far as features. You may also want to look at FCP.

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