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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:38 PM   #871
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Thanks Hugh,

I have made some test and this is what I have concluded myself.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 04:30 PM   #872
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size matters ? (monitor,hard drive)

1)Tell me if my laptop is really capable to work with Vegas:

Microsoft XP
mobileAMD Athlon XP1800+ (processor)
654 MHZ
480 MB of RAM
40 hard drive
Int. Explorer 6.0


2) So, working on my laptop I will use one monitor (JVC broadcast) But 9'' is big enough?

What size in your experience is minimum?

2) I will buy external hard drive - 60 GB
I will have about 3 hrs raw footage.

Is it big enough?

3) Do you guys know if maybe it's better to buy Direct Capture Hard Drive(30 GB for 600$) I could save capturing time right? Gimme your thoughts about replacing external hard drive by this device.



I am waiting for your reply. Thanks.

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Old March 18th, 2004, 04:33 PM   #873
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vegas on amazon

Guys, would you reccomend to buy Vegas on amazon.com?
I've found the best prices there.

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Old March 18th, 2004, 05:12 PM   #874
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Hello,

i found and purchased my version on ebay.. If you are carefull and make sure the seller is legit, and that the version is not the acadhemic version of vegas, then you can find very good deals there..

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Old March 18th, 2004, 06:31 PM   #875
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379 $ FOR VEGAS DVD

So the price for Vegas DVD on amazon is :

$379.99
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Availability: Item usually ships in 1-2 business days; Ships from CA, United States; Expedited shipping available.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK? did YOU SEE BETTER OFFER?

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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:02 PM   #876
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Are you a student or do you know one?

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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:10 PM   #877
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i just got myself academic vegas for 280$

So, I asked the seller if it's true that I will not be able to register academic version with SONY.

He emailed me that there will not be a problem so I bought VEGAS DVD on ebay for 280$. Few minutes ago.

Now I am waiting for my VEGAS!!!

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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:12 PM   #878
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I bought my academic and registered it with no problems.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:13 PM   #879
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1.) I have less ram than you and 1Gb processor and Vegas handles pretty well, in fact it´s faster than Premier 6.5, and if in relation... I think it works better than Photoshop and all my music apps.

3.) I think 60gb Hard Drive is not enough.. If I were you I´d go for at least the double.. Video can eat space pretty quickly.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:17 PM   #880
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i just got VEGAS DVD for 280$

Yes I got it!

So, I am happy my laptop is good for editing.

As you advice I will buy external hard drive at least 120GB.

What company and model would you reccomend? And where to buy one?

Thanks!

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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:21 PM   #881
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three more questions

So now when I got laptop and Vegas and soon I will get hard drive ....

1)What speakers do you guys reccomend?

2)Do I really need monitor? Maybe just my laptop screen will do? If I need monitor,which one should I get? Any suggestions?

3)I found on SONY site that to edit with Vegas I got to have a MICROSOFT DIRECTX 8 - what is that?

Thank you very much,

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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:22 PM   #882
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How to register? Make a phone call,right?

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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:11 PM   #883
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I've done some editing on a laptop. Editing on the screen is fine. However, I usually view the screen on an external monitor. But I HAVE done complete projects on only the onboard monitor. This one has a 60 Gig internal drive but life got MUCH easier easier after adding an external 120 Gig drive.

As for your system specs, it should edit video just fine. I would get more than 60 Gig external if you can afford it.

XP should already have a sufficient version of DirectX. Just try Vegas on it first and then, if it doesn't work, worry about updating things.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:21 PM   #884
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Voytek,

I've had Vegas running smoothly on a Dell Inspiron PIII700 with only 256MB.

A monitor will be beneficial but not an absolute necessity. Video looks different on TV to how it looks on a PC monitor so if you don't mind the extra gear then I get a monitor, 13/14" is good but even a smaller 8" will do the job. A TV will do the job to get you started but if you want something better then look at Sony, JVC, or Panasonic broadcast monitors.

DirectX is a multimedia plug-in that is freely available from Microsoft, actually they are up to DX9 now. You can download it here.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:24 PM   #885
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So as soon as I get my Vegas shipped to me I will test it without external monitor and the only stuff I will buy will be external hard drive.

Do you know any online places or maybe stores in NYC I get get one? What company would you guys reccomend?

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