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Keep all cameras recording throughout the shoot. Makes synching manageable.
I just bought a Vixia. The HF X400.($549.00 at B&H) It has a much bigger sensor than the HF R200.
You need a fast external drive to playback the the streams at once smoothly. And a good Nvidia card for the same reason
Could you relay the specs on your laptop?
Thank you for the reply.
this is the laptop specs:
- 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM Quad-Core
- 8GB of DDR3 RAM
- 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
- nVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB Graphics
- 15.6" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
- 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
- SuperMulti DVD Burner
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
you think that can do the job?
If you like working in the blind, it will do. If you want to see the complete user interface with all its options, no, it will not do. The minimum required screen resolution is 1200 x 900, so you will not be able to see and select some options in the user interface. Trial and error and lots of patience may be required.
you mean I should look for laptop with wider screen ?
Yeah, I would look for a screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution.
can you recommand for laptop around 1000$ that work the best with premiere cs 5.5
No. For that budget you will be hard pressed to find a desktop. If you double your budget, you may get close but even then it will be way slower than a decent $ 1500 dekstop. You have to be very rich or a masochist to want a laptop, since you can't use it on the run. You need wall outlets and that defeats portability or you have to recharge your battery every 30 minutes when editing.
I'm want a laptop because all kind of forcing. but I might consider desktop.
can you please recommand for desktop around 1000$ that work the best with premiere cs 5.5
Think along these lines:
16 GB RAM
GTX 550+ video card
3 x 7200 RPM SATA disks
750+ W Gold label PSU
You will be hard pressed to find anything in the $ 1000 price range, but if you up your budget to around $ 1300 - 1500 you will find possibilities.
what do you think about my general plan of 3 cameras shooting, and than edit it with the multy camera editing, (my first post) it can work?
A three camera shoot with multicam will work, but it can be a piece-of-cake on a fast machine ($$$) or tiresome on a slower machine.
Your plan and equipment sound up to par to me.
Your screen real-estate may be a bit tight but remember; you only need windows open that you are using. You don't need every Premiere Pro window option open. You can always hook up an external monitor if need be.
Since you plan on shooting AVCHD, I would suggest you look into editing with intermediates as they may give you better performance during a multicam edit.
Take extra time to match your camera colors as best you can during the shoot so you don't have to apply any FX to your angles on the timeline. If you want a certain look you can then nest and add it to the final Multicam mixed (flattened to one track) timeline effecting all shots equally.