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I don't see anything there that would give me pause. My own system is a lot older and works fine for DV. I imagine yours would be fine for both DVCPro HD or HDV with the eSATA RAID.
Thanks Mr. Simon, anyone else?
I don't see any problems other than...
- you won't be able try different display cards.
(no dual screens and no incompatibility workarounds.)
- you won't be able to try any high end HD-SDI capture cards.
(you may need one for full HD ingest.)
- how are you going to capture your video onto the laptop?
(you'll need a firewire pci card to capture HDV, you won't be able to capture full HD without a high end HD-SDI card.)
- i would get the fastest cpu you can afford.
- i would get the largest screen you can get on a laptop.
- make sure the laptop has video outputs.
I still have a custom desktop to work with at home, just need to do some work while I'm on the road so there isn't so much to do when I get home.
I have a friend runing the CS3 Master suite on a HP dv9700t with Vista (32-Bit), editing HD from his Panasonic HVX200 and not having any issues.
The HDX sports a 20.1" screen which is the same size as each that I have hooked up to my desktop. From all I can find I think this is going to be a functional mobile work station.
I'll report back after I've gotten it and done some work with it.
Das a BIG Laptop screen!
Just my two cents here. I recently installed the entire Production Premium suite on a Dell Latitude D630, which has a 4-pin firewire port. I've captured directly from my JVC GY HD-100U with On Location in 720p and then edited in PPro, created titles in AE and Photoshop with no problems at all. I wouldn't use it for anything other than very small jobs, since the video is captured to the 80 gig system drive, but like you, I enjoy playing with it during my down time.
Well HP has changed the graphics cards for the HDX. They only offer one now its an ATI 256MB card with some turbo memory, so I may switch up to the dv9700t which dropps me to a 17" screen but that's big enough for me.