Can you recommend an external harddrive to capture and edit video?
I would like it to have Firewire400,800 and USB2.0 connectors.
I know that Adobe have not tested external drives with their software but from reading this forum I see that several people are using them with success. SO what brand would you recommend?
I looked at the Lacie D2 but seems there are mixed reviews on this. Some people rate it highly while others say it is more style than substance.
I plan to get a Firewire 800 PCMCIA card to slot into my notebook and plug the drive into this. My notebook has a Firewire 400 port to which the DV camera is connected.
The notebook is a Dell Inspiron 8600 with 1Gb RAM on Windows XP Pro and WUXGA 1900x1200 widescreen 15.4" screen and at the moment I capture to my notebook's only internal harddrive (a 7200rpm 60Gb parallel ATA 100 drive, probably the Hitachi 7K60). This works perfectly fine in capture with no dropped frames. Though I find I need to defrag after about 3 weeks of use as there is a short delay before playing back clips and defrag cures this.
I have Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 and am capturing using a Panasonic consumer camcorder and Canon top model Prosumer camera.
I would like to capture to the notebook's internal harddrive (this works fine) and then move the capture across to the external drive and edit from there. Any comments?
I would like also to capture to the external drive directly. Any comments?
Also, can Firewire 800 drives support HDV/high definition video?