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    looking to start filming with HD, advice?

    well im looking to get an FX1, and im somewhat curious as to what computer i would be looking in to needing. i would use either desktop or laptop... so i am open to suggestions!!

    #2
    i use both. I have a 2 year old mac tower, and the new macbook pro. Both work fine. what kind of comp you rolling with now?

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      #3
      FX1, ewww.

      HDV isn't that intensive computer-wise. My desktop is:

      C2D 1.86
      8GB DDR2
      Some lame 128MB Nvidia card
      320GB 7200RPM system drive
      2 1TB 7200 storage drives
      Win7 Pro 64-bit

      and it handles HDV in Premiere Pro CS3 just fine.

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        #4
        I don't know anything about filming or HD or cameras but I build computers....

        my experimental computer...
        2.8ghz dual core amd 64
        4gb RAM DDR2
        Intergrated graphics [ the cheap kind that come on the MoBo]
        500 gb 7200 16mb

        My built computer...
        3.2ghz quad core phenon 4 [not over clocked yet]
        8gb RAM DDR3 skillz
        Nvidia geforce 9700? [ I forget I swap a lot]
        500gb 7200 32mb seagate
        Asus Evo MoBo
        Antec 902 case
        900 watt Modular
        Dual cold cathode
        each fan adjustable speed from the front of the case
        ... I forget the cpu cooler, I know it's a master cooler...
        And i have cable managment very well....

        I'll take pictures of it soon, I built it all for $650

        I also own a Dell and might be buying a alienware laptop soon, In your case I would go with a desktop.

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          #5
          one thing. if u film in HD, export in HD. because i got and HD cam and i never exported in HD for a couple projects, then i found out how and i did, looks much nicer

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            #6
            Originally posted by al dolega View Post

            Win7 Pro 64-bit

            and it handles HDV in Premiere Pro CS3 just fine.

            al, are you running a 32bit-version of CS3!? i wanted to upgrade to a windows7 64bit version, but i´m afraid that none of my programs will run on it!?

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              #7
              To be honest I'm not running any version of Premiere at the moment. My pirated copy of CS3 was working fine for me but when I installed Win7 I figured why not go for CS4? So I spent a bunch of time reading up on cracking it, blocking registration, etc. Everything installed fine, and everything but Premiere works great, but Premiere will not accept any HD footage or open a HD project. I guess with CS4 this is how it is until you download an update or codec pack or something from Adobe, and obviously I can't do that. I tried reverting to CS3 but now that's doing the same thing... so I'm going to reformat and re-install this weekend and hopefully CS3 will work again.

              Anyways, 32-bit programs run fine on Win7x64, at least all of mine do- including Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

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                #8
                thanks for your answer! that sounds really interesting, and i think i might give win7-64bit a try within the next few weeks. right now i´m constantly pushing the 2gb-limit for programs on windows32bit and therefor premiere is crashing every 10min during editing.

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                  #9
                  pretty informative... getting into filming as well and thankfully im on the right track getting the macbookpro either one of these:

                  Sony HDR FX1000

                  Sony HVR-A1P

                  Canon XH A1S Black

                  and will be studying in film&media and if i can borrow 14000grand for film school or just opt for film&media in collage... we ll see

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