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Old January 22nd, 2007, 02:02 PM   #31
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How about using a laptop as a field monitor? What attributes should be considered? I have a 720p camera.
any system with a large enough screen and 1394 input could be used BUT.... you have to worry about color calibration. I wouldn't try it if that was the ONLY reason to get the laptop. Also, you have to get a HUGE system (>$2K) to get a monitor that can even display all those pixels for a HD signal (1920x1080). 720p is less and most mobile systems can view it.... but again, color calibration would be problematic.

field monitors are sturdy and calibrated for NTSC colors so that you get the best representation possible. Now I know they are expensive, so if you need an alternative that can view DV footage via 1394 and can ALSO be an editing system, then that is a good use of money (in my opinion).

Having said that, I have never actually used Vegas as a monitor out in the field. I edit in the field after capturing. so you use may vary.

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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:23 PM   #32
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Having said that, I have never actually used Vegas as a monitor out in the field. I edit in the field after capturing. so you use may vary.

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I used edius once as a field monitor. I didn't really know what the hell i was doing but it seemed doable. Also, I was told 1280x720 is all the rez you need in a lap top to edit 720p. Why should the lcd have a higher spec than the format?


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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:31 PM   #33
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I used edius once as a field monitor. I didn't really know what the hell i was doing but it seemed doable. Also, I was told 1280x720 is all the rez you need in a lap top to edit 720p. Why should the lcd have a higher spec than the format?


Thanks for all your help. We should rename this thread in your honor to:
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You are correct, I forgot that you mentioned 720p HD instead of 1080i/p HD.

I figure that I hadn't contributed to a discussion i na while, other than as snide remarks at photographers (hehehe) so when I have some experience with something, i should speak up.

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Old January 22nd, 2007, 09:53 PM   #34
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:52 PM   #35
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So after 3 pages of stuff about laptops I just had to mention this to you. Sager. http://www.sagernotebook.com/

I used one for a couple of years and it was truly amazing for Vegas. You can order it with 2 7200 rpm 200gb hard drives in raid configuration. You can get a 20 in screen. It's heavy as a horse, but with all this power, it still costs $ 3369. depending on the configuration. The SAGER is a small company that supplies notebook computers for lots of folks. They really care about you. and the prices are excellent. THEY ARE HEAVY. But you can use them like crazy. Vegas generally will run on just about anything, so I never think that's a concern. But just wanted to let you know about this.

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Old January 23rd, 2007, 10:25 AM   #36
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So after 3 pages of stuff about laptops I just had to mention this to you. Sager. http://www.sagernotebook.com/

I used one for a couple of years and it was truly amazing for Vegas. You can order it with 2 7200 rpm 200gb hard drives in raid configuration. You can get a 20 in screen. It's heavy as a horse, but with all this power, it still costs $ 3369. depending on the configuration. The SAGER is a small company that supplies notebook computers for lots of folks. They really care about you. and the prices are excellent. THEY ARE HEAVY. But you can use them like crazy. Vegas generally will run on just about anything, so I never think that's a concern. But just wanted to let you know about this.

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That was their name... thanks for the note. i looked at them when i was in the market and they were pretty much spec for spec with alienware and are considered every bit their equal.

it comes down to a few specifics and things like their web site is horrible! Ok, not terrible, but it is not easy to just find a list of their products. It is easy enough to find their best one, because it is on the front page. but anything else is harder to find.

So once you ca get through their lack of site navigation, the customizations are all their. Still can't find the way to get a system with a RAID.....

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