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Thread: HELP!!! With complete Video editing setup

  1. #1
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    Jan 2009
    fr USA, live in Sarajevo

    Post HELP!!! With complete Video editing setup


    I really need some help/assurance with the equipment i have for the video capture/editing i need to do.

    I'll be taping outdoor activities (mountaineering/trekking/climbing/rafting) and such and want to be able to make something pretty nice to give to my Partners as well as our Participants.

    I know virtually NOTHING about video editing. I did a few projects using Final Cut Pro, but i'm a PC user and after splashing out for my new PC i can't buy anything else - like new editing software for example!!!! I also so a LOT of still photography and want to be able to insert the odd still photo in the video as well as add some music as well (i have some musicians who give me free license to use their music as i like).

    Here's a list of the PC components, software and camcorder i have:

    Case: Cooler Master RC-690
    PSU: Corsair TX 850WATT
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (24GB max RAM)
    GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition
    Boot HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300GB
    Data HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
    Optical Drives: (2x) LITE-ON iHAP322-08 DVD RW
    Monitor: ASUS MK241H Black 24" (1920x1200) 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD

    OS: Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    Editing Software: Sony Vegas Platinum 6 (freebie from a friend)

    Camera: Panasonic PV-GS150 Mini-Dv tape

    Am i reasonably set up with hardware? Software? Please advise me!

    Thanks so much,



    Update..... RE: Sony Vegas 6 incompatible with Vista. i just did a search here and found Sony Vegas is incompatible with Vista........thats bad news for me. I do have the original Panasonic OEM "Motion DV STUDIO" which came with the camcorder.... i'm stu**ed.
    Last edited by fmajor007; 04-22-2009 at 10:10 PM.

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    Join Date
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    fr USA, live in Sarajevo


    OK, i just ordered Sony Vegas Platinum Pro 9. It has mixed reviews, but overall seems well regarded for a consumer grade?

    Will that complete my software/hardware needs?


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    Bristol uk
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    Reviews - not worth the packets thay are sent in as a rule.

    It will do all you want and then some. Upgrading to pro is a bargain if you get he bug bad.

    Editing and rendering will be smooth and super quick on DV video with that pc.

  4. #4
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    fr USA, live in Sarajevo


    THanks Mark!

    I appreciate all the advice i got during the initial component selection phase - though i did get a speedy GPU *just in case*!!!!

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