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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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I can't afford one. Sorry. I'm shooting with the HD100 and heard some people are getting satisfactory result using DV/HDV rack from serious magic, ie using a laptop.

Can someone suggest a decent laptop for this application? i'd imagine the key is a good, big, lcd screen. Who makes such a beast? I don't know that I'd need a bunch of cpu power or tricked out features. What advice? any success/horror stories?
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Old July 18th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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I can't afford one. Sorry. I'm shooting with the HD100 and heard some people are getting satisfactory result using DV/HDV rack from serious magic, ie using a laptop.

Can someone suggest a decent laptop for this application? i'd imagine the key is a good, big, lcd screen. Who makes such a beast? I don't know that I'd need a bunch of cpu power or tricked out features. What advice? any success/horror stories?
I don't think the size of the LCD screen would be a factor because unfortunately you're not getting a full rez image using DV Rack - even in SD mode the rez is halved. So for critical focusing, I'm not sure how much use it would be. And of course the colours on a laptop LCD are going to be way off.

I suppose the benefit is the direct to disk recording and the onboard scopes.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #3
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And of course the colours on a laptop LCD are going to be way off.
DV Rack's monitor is just like a pro one, and has fully adjustable chroma, phase, brightness, and contrast with blue gun and color off.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #4
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DV Rack's monitor is just like a pro one, and has fully adjustable chroma, phase, brightness, and contrast with blue gun and color off.
okay so should your laptop have a mininum resolution? shouldn't it be widescreen?
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