Computer purchase question…..?

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    • #36711
      Avatardzgear
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      Hi all. I am new to the group and could use some help. I am getting back into video production after being out for 10 years. I am looking to purchase a computer that would be pretty close to meeting my needs out of the box. The one I am looking at is the Sony RC-110 with it’s own 128 MB dedicated video card http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=332829&pfp=BROWSE and just add another gig of memory. Or would it be better to buy a less expensive one like this Sony RB 52 http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=333358&pfp=BROWSE and add a better video card and memory? Or if you guys could recommend a better out of the box computer and any necessary upgrades? As most everybody else, I am trying to get the most bang for the buck. Thanks in advance for your help.

    • #163131
      AvatarWmG
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      What software are you planning on using? For example for Premiere Pro almost any mid range video card will perfectly adequate.

      What will your target output be?

    • #163132
      AvatarPhilip01
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      I personally think HP m7260n is a better PC for video editing. You can upgrade the RAM up to 4GB. I don’t have any experience with HP PC. May be some can give the their real experience with an HP computer.

    • #163133
      AvatarWmG
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      I have about 20 months experience with Adobe Premiere Pro on my HP zv5000z LAPTOP!

      I love it!

    • #163134
      Avatardzgear
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      that is a very good point I never thought of. I am looking to get back into it as a hobby. It would be nice to take it in to a local shop to get it fixed if something goes wrong. As far as software goes, it will most likely be Adobe Premiere. The thing I really like about the RC 110G by Sony is the built in analog video capture connections. Doesnt this seem as it would be a “cleaner” setup than having a breakout box for analog? Is this even improtant? Thanks for the advice. πŸ™‚

    • #163135
      Avatardzgear
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      Yeah, I have a lot of HI-8 tapes I want to download onto the computer. Thus the need for an analog converter. And the old camcorder I used for HI-8 only has an S-Video connection. I guess when I think about it, it’s not that big of a deal, once I download all the tapes I won’t have any use for it. Thanks again.

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