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    Hi, I almost have my studio finished. Here is what I have.

    Canon HG-20 60gig hard drive HD/Blu-ray camcorder

    10X12 foot Muslin green screen

    (2) tripod work lights

    Windows XP computer with 3 Gigs of ram, and new fast processor

    Corel Video Studio Pro X2 software

    (Working on a softbox light)

    Etc. Yes I know I need a MAC but can't afford one right now. But this computer doesn't lag at all, so it will be ok to use for the time being. Now I see some studios that have layers after layers of electronics, what are those? do I need them? Some have giant mixers for sound which I don't think I will need. What about taking a VHS recorder and extracting the film onto the computer? how is that done? What else do I need?

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    All you ' need ' to make films is a camera, a mic and an editor - the rest is just genuis -

    And ( GROAN ) - you dont need a mac - what on earth gives you that idea ???

    Excepting infantile but fun arguing they are the same beneath cosmetic variations.

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    I suggest you spec the pc with at least 2 hard drives - keep all media seperate from the system drive - this does make editing smoother for most apps.

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    Thank you for your comments. Everyone around here says you can't video edit without a mac or else it will be beginner style. I've seen windows much faster then macs so I don't think it matters?

    Good idea about the microphone ill see about picking one of those up today.

    Also I will see about getting a second hard drive, with that I might want another gig of ram to help keep it stable.

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    It makes no differnce to ouput quality if you edit on a mac or a pc - tell that 'everyone' thay are idiots - I guess thay are maccolytles - very unhelpful advice to give you - totally misleading.

    You keep quality by very careful filming and a good knowledge of digital video.

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    One last questions, would do you say in your signature

    "Only fools buy hard drive camcorders"?

    Whats wrong with them?

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    ha - first thing - my tag lines tend to be rather extreme.

    I am alluding to the fact that avchd cameras need a powerfull computer to edit smoothly - 4 cores seems to be needed based on people's expiriences.

    As a format it offers no advantage to HDV and many disadvantages.

    I suspect in shops people are being given the impression that tape is not as good as a hard drive in a camera and it seems manufacturers are pushing h drive cameras too - I guess a h drive is cheaper than a tape mechanism - more money to be made for them.

    H drive cameras can of course still produce great results but it's a shame they are so clunky in an editor.

    Editable - but more slowly.
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    Upon sober reflection sig edited -

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    Ah ok, because I bought one. But I will be needing a second camera as well, so you recommend HDV? I am guessing the tapes are HD?

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    HDV tend to be good

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