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Ladies and Gentlemen,
-> just an update incase anyone was holding their breath over the weekend 😮 I said I’d post back …
Got my new PC together [dual core AMD 4500 or 4800 I think – told the techie to use PP2.0 specs + some. they sold me on AMD saying that the architecture was so that it doesnt have to run at the same speed as say a Pentium 3.5ghz to achieve the same results. I dont know it if it was a sales pitch but it seems to work alright.
burned a sequence I had from before – whereas with the old pc, the DVD stuttered – the new one plays fine and it rendered and burned a 30min project in about 10-15min. which was kewl! 8)
what Im having difficulty with now is that the new set up makes use of dual monitors and although I used the wizard to optimize the color settings of each, the picture looks very different from one monitor to the other. 😕
the way its set up is the workspace is on the right and the preview windows on the left.
I used auto color correct for the sequence but on the TV, it looked washed – like it needed more contrast (looked fine on monitor 1 however)
Im using both old style monitors – used the LCD that the new pc came with for the old computer cause someone told me that the old style monitors were closer to true TV color.
The other thing I’m noticing is that the new pc came with an (2nd) external USB hard drive — when I plug that into the old pc to move existing footage, its taking forever. Been running since last night copying 60gigs of footage and sequences.
Apparently, the old USB’s are not #2 – -is that a setting issue, driver or is it a matter of upgrading hardware to make it transfer faster?
also, can’t external HD use firewire? if so, wouldnt that be faster yet?
although I have produced a professional video some time ago (back when BetaCam Sp was in fashion) Im by no means a computer guru – not by a long shot – recently learned how to turn it on 😉
Trying to get a handle on PP 2.0 as well. I used to use a program called Video Explosion Deluxe which was fast and easy to use (like a point and click camera 🙂 VED looks exactly like Vegas Video and in fact, if you trace its ancestry, you will see that its related to Sony through several front companies (not unlike that of the Kevin Bacon story)
Last time tried export to DVD (old pc) it allowed me to add chapter points and vary the thumbnails for each however in the new pc, I imported a sequence that was already put together (using VED) I told PP to add chapter points at the beginning of each scene but it did not offer me a chance to add a DVD menu with chapters whats up with that?
Spending lots money 🙁 but having fun 😉