Re: laptop for avid?

From: Rob Danielson (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2007 - 15:14:32 PDT

Hi Moria--
Students here use Avid on fairly modest PC laptops for standard DV
editing. Marcos' link below is definitely research stop number 1.
Take a special look at the approved audio and graphics cards. Get 2GB
of ram. I'd splurge for a large (~160GB) 5400 rpm internal drive.
Many vendors have specials on laptops right now. For PC, Tiger
Direct and Frye's are not bad places to start. It will take some time
studying the specs to match-up cards.

The fact that Xpress Pro comes with Mac and PC installs and
transportable dongle makes it a very platform-friendly app. Although
the Xpress Pro's compatibility is much greater, you can download and
try out AvidFreeDV on any mac or PC laptop . (They are removing
this free download after Sept 1.) Un-install "Free" before
installing Xpress Pro. Let us know the particulars if you locate an
inexpensive "winner." Rob Danielson

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At 10:46 PM +0200 8/13/07, Marcos Ortega wrote:
>Hi, Moria
>It depends on what are your specific requirements. What resolution?
>Are you going to edit SD, HD...? Also note that laptops are not the
>ideal platforms for editing video. A good place to start knowing
>what you should get is the "system requirements" page:
>Vendors usually set the "minimum requirements" above the real
>minimum level, but working below these can be a real pain...
>Quoting ev petrol <email suppressed>:
>>hello all,
>> i'm looking for a laptop to use with either avid express pro
>>(ideally) or avid express dv - anyone disposing of one or have any
>>hot tips on where to get without breaking the bank?
>> thanks! moira t
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