HVX-200 workflow, equipment needed at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders
All AG-HPX and AJ-PX Series camcorders and P2 / P2HD hardware.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 20th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: United States
Posts: 60
HVX-200 workflow, equipment needed

Okay, so the HVX-200 looks awesome, but what other equipment do you need to take advantage of it?

I currenlty have FCP 4.5, an iMac G4, an external 120gb harddrive...

what do you need to edit HVX-200 video at it's highest setting?

It sounds like you need a lot.
Matthew Kaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2006, 12:49 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 853
Matthew,

The HVX200 "is" awesome. And it looks like you have everything you need. Just make sure you upgrade to a copy of the latest version of Final Cut Pro HD (5.0.4) and you're all set bro!

- ShannonRawls.com
__________________
Shannon W. Rawls ~ Motion Picture Producer & huge advocate of Digital Acquisition.
Shannon Rawls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aus
Posts: 3,884
more storage...

umm...

more storage...

ooerr...

a bit more storage...

and what shannon said...
Peter Jefferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2006, 02:15 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: United States
Posts: 60
So all I need to do is update to FCP 5 and of course get more HD space.
Matthew Kaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aus
Posts: 3,884
thats prety much it.. but i cant guarantee your level of performance...
Peter Jefferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #6
Tourist
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4
curious...what are the specs on your G4?

1GHZ is the minumum for the HD function with FCP5...

your Hard drive 5400 or 7200rpm?

FW 400 or 800?

:-)
Tony Torn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aus
Posts: 3,884
i dont use a mac, but i know for full res 1080i/p youll need at least a dual cpu with 2gb ram to get some decent activity.
7200rpm drives are a given though...
Peter Jefferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2006, 01:58 PM   #8
Go Go Godzilla
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Posts: 2,739
Images: 15
Matthew,

It's not specific to the HVX, but reading this book will help you get the most out of both your system and FCP:

"Optimizing your Final Cut Pro System", part of the Apple Pro Training series.

I'd highly recommend it; after reading that book and applying the knowledge to drive assignments and other tweaks my FCP system really "woke up" and is working more efficiently than ever.

This will be especially helpful if you're going to do any HD work.
__________________
Producer/CEO
Reel Lane Films LLC
Robert Lane 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 > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:53 AM.


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