Help me design a ultimate editing room - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 6th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #16
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 8
Re: Help me design a ultimate editing room

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Polster View Post
I would follow Bill's advice and also add that you do not need to spend $30,000 in the process.

To me, two of the most important factors are video & audio preview monitors. Get a $2,000+ broadcast video monitor that is fed from a proper video editing card. Then get a nice set of near field audio monitors like Genelec, Focal, Adams etc... with a proper sound card like a Motu 4 Pre.

These two things will last your career and will be the tools your make the most decisions from.

As far as video editing goes, the room is not that important. Paint the walls grey and lower the lighting and you are pretty much there! Audio is a bit more demanding.

I have some questions when I read 7D and "feature film" in the same thought. Does your work support a $30,000 edit bay?
Thank you for your advise.
Regarding the feature film question, I just want to say that for example The Black Swan, The avengers and Red Tails were partly filmed using the 7D. But I did write that I also needed to be able to work with the RED Camera. But the camera is NOT the issue here it is the equipment that I need help with. As soon as I am done with my research I will post it here for more advise :)
Daisy Johnsson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2013, 07:09 AM   #17
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 8
Re: Help me design a ultimate editing room

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan Moody View Post
My advice is to spend as much as you can on the room, especially power and sound treatment, as discussed in a previous reply. That will probably be most of your budget, frankly, and that's probably as it should be. Your gear can always be upgraded and the interior design and detailing can always be changed...but you really don't want to knock down walls or re-sheetrock if the power system is dirty or there are resonant frequencies or bass problems during the edit/mix, as that will basically shut your operation down. The only interior and gear stuff you probably shouldn't cheap out on are the core computer running the suite, and a great (not good) chair. Everything else can get put in for cheap, and improved over time.

FWIW, when it comes to control surfaces, I'm a longtime user of Avid (nee Euphonix) MC Artist series control surfaces; they're cost-effective, feel good, and are great for all the major platforms, DAWs, and NLE's. I have every unit except their color grading surface, but for editing the MC Transport is probably a good core unit to start with; MC Control plus MC Transport is a very powerful combo, and will give you hands-on control of 4+ audio tracks without much hassle plus a decent jog/shuttle (the one on the MC Control is garbage).
Oh, thank you so much! :) I will check out the recommended control surface at once.
Daisy Johnsson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #18
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast, UK
Posts: 4,120
Re: Help me design a ultimate editing room

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daisy Johnsson View Post
Thank you for your advise.
Regarding the feature film question, I just want to say that for example The Black Swan, The avengers and Red Tails were partly filmed using the 7D. But I did write that I also needed to be able to work with the RED Camera.
There are a wide range of formats being used these days, the toughest being uncompressed RAW. Often on feature films the sound editing is done by separate people to the main editor, so your editing set up can be dictated by the requirements of the people you have to collaborate with.
Brian Drysdale 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 > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:41 AM.


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