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    Default Getting started

    I'd like to know what hardware I will need to set up a basic video editing suite. So far I have the following:

    • Sony mini DV camcorder
      Laptop running windows XP with free USB 2.0 plugs (no firewire, but could get firewire PCI card.
      Jessops wide lens


    So far I think I need:

    • External hard drive (USB 2.0)
      DVD RW
      Tripod
      Some decent softwere
      A mic


    Am I missing anything from these lists?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    How much RAM and built in hard drive space have you got?

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    Default Re: Getting started

    Quote Originally Posted by drjimuk
    • Laptop running windows XP with free USB 2.0 plugs (no firewire, but could get firewire PCI card.
    you mean pcmcia, right? Laptops don't have pci slots.
    AMD Athlon 1700 (@2200mhz from 1466 sod the noise!) - 768mb pc3200 - 200GB Maxtor - Pioneer 106 - GF4 Ti4200 - twinhan/visionplus pci dvb-t - random pci analogue tv tuner - A7v600-x (to replace the a7n8x-d that died...) - random 17\" CRT
    Sony STR-DE425 & Eltax c205s;
    xBox w/20GB HDD- executer 2.3b;
    xBox - standard;
    Konica/Minolta dimage z10 w/2x512mb SD;
    iRiver h340;
    A silly amount of Cat-5 and usb cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Thorpe
    How much RAM and built in hard drive space have you got?
    448MB Ram and 30.3GB free hard disk space

    you mean pcmcia, right?
    thats the one

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjimuk

    448MB Ram and 30.3GB free hard disk space
    Is this enough?

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    yep, that should be fairly comfy. you'll want more space for storing stuff, but with 30GB you should be able to edit an hour or so at a time, with room to spare for temporary stuff.
    AMD Athlon 1700 (@2200mhz from 1466 sod the noise!) - 768mb pc3200 - 200GB Maxtor - Pioneer 106 - GF4 Ti4200 - twinhan/visionplus pci dvb-t - random pci analogue tv tuner - A7v600-x (to replace the a7n8x-d that died...) - random 17\" CRT
    Sony STR-DE425 & Eltax c205s;
    xBox w/20GB HDD- executer 2.3b;
    xBox - standard;
    Konica/Minolta dimage z10 w/2x512mb SD;
    iRiver h340;
    A silly amount of Cat-5 and usb cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlipring
    yep, that should be fairly comfy. you'll want more space for storing stuff, but with 30GB you should be able to edit an hour or so at a time, with room to spare for temporary stuff.
    Thanks for ya help

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