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#1 Matthew Day

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:54 PM

Hi,
I'm contmeplating shooting a short film in HDV using a dvx100a then editing on my 1.67Ghz Powerbook G4 (with 1GB RAM) using FCP 5.0.
Question - is my hardware/software up to it? Any advice, things to keep in mind?
Thanks,

Matt
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#2 Keith Mottram

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:33 PM

Hi,
I'm contmeplating shooting a short film in HDV using a dvx100a then editing on my 1.67Ghz Powerbook G4 (with 1GB RAM) using FCP 5.0.
Question - is my hardware/software up to it? Any advice, things to keep in mind?
Thanks,

Matt


it is, but only just and i really wouldn't recomend it, mainly because its very fidly unless your going to add screens keyboards and trick it out...
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#3 James Mehr

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 11:04 PM

Hi,

From my experience shooting with the Z1, no, your computer is not up to the task. You can edit in FCP, but you won't be able to do full with those specs. I'd either get a dual/quad core G5 or one of the Macs to edit on.

BTW, what do you mean shooting in HDV on a DVX100A? That camera only shoots in DVC25 as far as I know. HDV is an HD codec compressed to 25Mbps using MPEG2 compression.
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#4 CJ Henke III

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:34 PM

Just don't do it. I tried a long time ago and it was a waste of time.

G5 or Mac Pro
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