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Im trying to find a good DV editing PC.
I was just wondering how good the new vaio VX600's do with DV editing? Is the stock "i.link/ IEEE 1394 firewire" all i need to hook up my mini DV? or will i need to purchase something else?
Ill be using Premiere and an XL-1.
-- DVhelp (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 03, 2002
I purchased a Sony Vaio PCG-F580 with the intent of using this guy on- site along with my trusty Sony DV camcorder. I had no problems using the FW connection but unfortunately the on-board 64 meg of RAM was too wimpy for Premiere.
I purchased and installed 128 meg strip and that worked ok but I found I could not produce more than a few minutes' worth of questionable-quality video. After doing some post-purchase research I found that the drives that come with these laptops are just not fast enough to sustain good throughput. I tried many different apps to create video and the best one to date was Premiere 5.1, but I found my best results are when doing my NLE on my DESKTOP, not laptop. Sigh. And my desktop machine is a lowly 333 MHz compared to my Vaio's 650 MHz.
The "Movie Shaker" app that came bundled with the 'top generated a good-quality video but you can't produce any serious video with it. It's fun the first three times you use it. I use it sometimes to generate some stress-free eye-candy or if I want to quickly develop a flashy video to justify the cost of the machine to my wife and friends.
Don't get me wrong about the laptop. It runs tirelessly doing other things - taxes, accounting, web design, etc. I haven't a complaint about it. But for video NLE I'd stick with the desktop machines and a SCSI drive or a real fast IDE/EIDE hard drive. Make it a 60 gig or higher - you'll need it and HD space is cheap. If you have a desktop machine, you can pick up a FW card for it at a very good price and use it with your DV cam. That's what I did with my 333 desktop and I've been pretty happy with it.
-- John LeDuc (email@example.com), February 26, 2002.
anh duc oi co cach nao tap cho bung em nho lai khong .Hien nay no dang qua kho li tuong! cam on anh nhieu!
-- liduc@liduc (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 25, 2003.