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Ed Kukla March 28th, 2009 08:10 AM

CS4 - XDCAM EX - laptop editing
 
anyone using adobe CS4 with EX files on a laptop. I'm planning a new edit setup and this is one of my choices. Do you get realtime editing? I won't be doing any graphics intensive work, just basic editing; cuts, disolves, titles, audio sweetening, color correction, burn to dvd.

Eric Addison March 28th, 2009 02:33 PM

I did a shoot in Texas a month ago, and did all the shooting with an EX1. I took my HP laptop and did some basic editing with CS4. Worked fine. I don't have the most powerful laptop around, but I was able to put together something basic. I then moved the project to my workstation when I got back to finish it off.

I would really recommend if you're planning on doing all your work on a laptop, buy the most powerful one you can afford - don't go cheap. I've got 2 hard drives in mine, and I'd recommend that as well - one for just your media. Get as much memory as you can afford, and as fast a processor as you can get.

From my experience, PPro CS4 works great with XDCAM EX footage.

Ed Kukla March 29th, 2009 05:38 AM

Eric

What processor, ram and graphics card do you have on your laptop?

XP, Vista, Vista 64?

Did you get real time editing out of that setup?

I'm looking at dual 2.8ghz processors, 4g ram and I can't remember the graphics but it is the fastest available, plus vista 64.

Thanks

Jiri Fiala March 29th, 2009 06:10 AM

I would definitely recommend Vista 64, as it`s the only system out there to fully utilize power of modern hardware. XP 32 doesn`t come even close. Especially with CS4.

Ed Kukla March 29th, 2009 10:40 AM

Jiri

Do you use a laptop for editing EX footage? Please describe your system and the results.

Thanks

Eric Addison March 30th, 2009 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed Kukla (Post 1035363)
Eric

What processor, ram and graphics card do you have on your laptop?

XP, Vista, Vista 64?

Did you get real time editing out of that setup?

I'm looking at dual 2.8ghz processors, 4g ram and I can't remember the graphics but it is the fastest available, plus vista 64.

Thanks

That set up should serve you well - it's faster then what I've got on my laptop. I'm running Core 2 Duo 2ghz, 2GB RAM, Vista 32, and a 256MB NVIDIA card - not sure of the exact model.

As for realtime editing, if by that you mean I can see effects without rendering then no - for smooth playback I need to render. But PPro isn't really set up for realtime effects. Now, on my workstation, I don't need to always render clips for smooth playback - but that's a FAR more powerful machine.

I use the laptop for creating basic edits out in the field. I can usually lay all the clips out, create some titles, add some transitions, maybe some effects, but the real work happens back on the workstation. But I get good performance from the laptop.

With DV footage, I've done whole shows out in the field - PPro CS4 on my laptop works great. With HD footage from the EX cameras, I just do basic stuff and it works fine.

Jiri Fiala March 30th, 2009 03:29 AM

Ed, I don`t, I have just JVC HD110 HDV camcorders, but Vista 64 is the only system to fully utilize 4 gigs or more anyway. And you NEED that kind of gear for CS4 to be anywhere near acceptable.


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