This laptop fine for video editing?

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    • #37520
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hello everyone, sorry if this is in the wrong place, but i was wondering if this set up would be fine for high end video editing. I currently edit normal video, but could possible move to HD later on. I also currently edit on Vegas Pro 8.

      Studio XPS 16

      16 inch display

      Intel core 2 duo t9550 (6 mb cache, 2.66ghz,1066mhz)

      4gb dual channel ddr3 sdram 1067 mhz

      320 gb 7200 rpm sats hard drive

      ati mobility radeon hd 3670 512mb

      $1274

      Just wanted to get your thoughts. Thanks!

    • #166412
      AvatarCoreece
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      Yeah…you’ll be able to do some damage and make some decent HD cuts, but what do you mean by “high end?”That’s a pretty subjective term….

    • #166413
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Sorry, shouldn’t have necessarily said high end. I’m currently a film student, and want to use this PC to edit my films. Looking to do some independent film work and wedding/commercial work after school, so just seeing if this was good enough for that sort of stuff πŸ™‚

    • #166414
      AvatarCoreece
      Participant

      If you have some decent skils, that computer can go along way…but eventuallyit’ll probably be necessaryto beef it up a little if you wanna make a decent livingthrowing down some chops…

    • #166415
      AvatarXTR-91
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      The specs for this PC are probably great for video editing, though I would get a Mac instead if it’s not too much trouble. I do not have one myself, but I heard that they have better speed and stability for editing video.

    • #166416
      Avatarcomposite1
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      Blakes,

      Your machine is just fine for editing. With your current setup you can do a reasonable amount of HD editing (HDV, AVCHD, maybe even XDCAM without a lot of effects.) You’re definitely going to need an external harddrive(s) to hold your media files (doing everything on the OS drive is a bad idea.) You will run into issues with rendering HD effects/transitions (Vegas can’t do realtime effects in HD or DV) and rendering will take up most of your time (unfortunately, I haven’t seen any hardware accelerator cards / adapters for laptops yet.) But for now, you’ve got a system that will get the ball rolling for you. As for the ‘Get a Mac’ mantra, I’ll follow my grandma’s advice, “If you can’t say anything nice….”

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