There are a couple of threads on the HMC150... here is the latest one. audio problem was more to do with his sound card. As usual to edit 1920x1080 AVCHD you need a pretty powerful processor:
Paul, just read the whole thing and learned a heck of a lot. Thanks!
BTW - in your humble opinion, is AVCHD difficult to work with in PE7? Should
I move up to Premiere Pro? I'm about to by the Pana AG-HMC150, and I hope
I'm not getting in over my head as a newbee shooter and editor. Its just so
hard to pass up the SD Card technology.
Thanks again! Stan
Full support for AVCHD actually came to PE a bit before the full implementation in PrPro. You might want to look on the PrPro CS4 forum for some of the discussions.
Regardless of the NLE, the necessary power will still be an issue.
As Hunt advices take a look at the PPro forum to see how CS4 handles AVCHD. You could try to download some sample clips from the camcorder, you will find soem on teh internet and see how they work in PE7 (you can download the trial of PE7 if you co not have it).
I just gt an Alienware M17 laptop:
- Intel "Quad" core Q9000 2.0GZ ea.
- DDR3 ram, 4GB
- Dual 512MB ATI Vid/graph card with crossFireX
- Vista 64 bit
- 7,200rpm drive with RAID 1
- Alienware mesh hat. I hope if I wear the hat it will all work
I hope that's enough juice?
The basics sound great. The one thing that I would investigate would be the RAID 0, as this gives you what is seen as one HDD. It also means that should one fail, all is lost. While increasing the speed some, a better setup would be 2 physical HDD's. If one were to add more, then using a RAID 50 for thier media files would be a benefit.
Don't know if you've signed the deal yet, but I find that a 3-HDD setup (on my laptop) without a RAID is great for NLE work. My CPU is a level down from yours, but still a Core-2 Quad. With your processor, the I/O system will be the bottleneck when editing. Yes, RAID 0 is faster, but if you've got the OS, programs, Page File, Project, media and Scratch Disks feeding to one controller, you would likely see an overall improvement with 2, or better yet 3 HDD's. Might find some useful info in the links in this ARTICLE.