Best laptop for capturing from MiniDV & editting

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      I have several months reviewing this web site and find it great, I hadn’t even had the need for creating a new topic, there is

      always one for what I am trying to understand, thanks to all the experienced people that is willing to help rookies like me

      thanks to all !.

      Now, I bought a Sony Vaio VGN series and had “blue screen” issues when trying to capture video from my Canon Gl2

      using Adobe Premier several times, I did a very extensive research and found that other people in the world has had this problem with this laptop.

      I sold it very cheap because of this and I am now ready to by a new one and I like to hear from the experts what laptop

      recommend me for this. My budget is 900 dlls and I have a Best Buy store very close to where I am.

      I am starting a new tv show in my city (small show) and will edit my sketches myself, I am using the laptop for this, will

      use Adobe premier and sometimes (If I learn fast) After Effects.

      Please help, Mac is not an options because my wife does not like it (mmm to be honest)



    • #172953

      hmm….looks like you’re going to have to get a divorce so you can get a Mac.

    • #172954

      there are some deals out there on laptops right now. You need one with multiple cores, at least 2gb ram. Hard drive space is amust. Most laptops come with hard drives that spin at 5400 rpm. This can be a problem with data transfer rates, but that problem can be aleviated somewhat by changing program affinities.


    • #172955

      haha good idea !!! I love the mac, I might convince my wife later

      I have bought a Toshiba with 4Mb RAM, 250Gb HD (+400Gb external disk) and 2Ghz, i hope it works good enough, it also has 512Mb “dedicated” to video, the guy said that’s better for what I need because the mother board wouldn’t share memory with video, so I believed him !

      Anyway thanks again to both !!

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