Re: laptop for avid?

From: ev petrol (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 14 2007 - 07:56:32 PDT

thanks for the advice - cheers! moira

db <email suppressed> wrote: I've been editing on a laptop for almost two years. Love it and find many opportunities for editing in more pleasant environments than the typical editing room with no windows. For instance, there was the afternoon I drove out to a local park with a stunning view of the coast range mountains. I edited while sitting on the tailgate (plugged into the DC converter) and then watched the sunset. It was a good one...

I've edited a three hour feature, done animations for two features, rotoscoped for broadcast and edited an HD short off P2 cards, all on a G4 laptop.

As computers get more powerful it is increasingly easy to work from laptop. And while it is true that resolution and CPU/Hard Drive demands are increasing it is quite easy to return to an online/offline model. Using such a model there is no reason one couldn't edit on laptop for 2k, 4k, 7k, 35mm...

But do watch out for those minimum requirements. If the computer can't run the software then source format and resolution are moot.


On Aug 13, 2007, at 1:46 PM, 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...



  __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
Choose the right car based on your needs. Check out Yahoo! Autos new Car Finder tool.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.