I have recently started working with an events company where I will be editing footage on site with a quick turnaround, producing a finished piece for the customer that evening.
I have a standalone pc but now need to get a laptop as well. I am quite budget concious but will pay for the laptop I need.
I shoot with a Sony Z1 so I need firewire, but also could be using sd cards or memory sticks from other cameras so I need a card reader as well. I will probably be using Sony Vegas ten to edit.
First question, If I only have a card reader can I use a "firewire card" to upload from the sony Z1 with firewire?
I have looked at dell pcs here in Ireland and some other makes. Any advice on particular models would be a real help.
I want to get the right mix . These are the specs that I think I need. Again any advice on this-
1920 x 1080 screen
4 GB - 8 GB ram
i7 or i5 processor
250 and 250 GB sata drive
nividia card like GTX 1 GB
Thanks In Advance