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Dave Noble
I need hardwre/Softw to fit 8-10 comptrs for camp
on Jun 9, 2003 at 7:20:19 pm

This is to both 'videoguys' and anyone else who has had to outfit more than 1 computer with gear...

I will be helping to fit a multimedia camp (5th-12th) with 8-10 PCs that will need to be able to:
A) capture video
B) simple edits
C) output video as MPEG2
D) Author for DVD
E) Burn DVD.
F) Also have Photoshop and Flash installed.

Budget will be between 6-8K

1)there will be around 30 kids in each class.. will 8-10 PCs be enough? 3 kids to each PC?

2) my final estimate for 10 computers fitted with all the following stuff came out to be

DV500 Pinnacle quasi real-time 300.00
Adobe Premiere 6.5: 400.00
Extra 80 gig 7200 hard drive 90.00
DVD Pioneer internal A-05 250.00
DVD authoring software (DVDit) 200.00
Photoshop 7.0 500.00
Flash 5.0 500.00
= 2240.00 per computer
10 computers times 2240= 22,400 bucks!!

Isn't there some way that I could cut this to below 8K? The main reason for the camp is to inspire the kids in creation and not technology. The final product doesn't have to be professional..

Buy older versions of Photoshop and Flash?
Use cheaper capture cards?
Could I just use older versions of Premiere and just rely on TMPeng for the encoding from AVI to MPEG2?
I though I was able to encode MPEG2 with my older version of Premiere 6.1?
I looked and looked on message boards and couldn't find anything about it. Is the Premiere 6.5 encoding any different than what I have?

thanks for reading this.

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Re: I need hardwre/Softw to fit 8-10 comptrs for c
on Jun 10, 2003 at 2:47:56 am


i cant really help with the price as i am from australia, but i am a student so i may be able to help with cutting costs.

i do basic video editing and i dont use a capture card
my motherboard has built in firewire and although i dont do realtime, it just means i have to wait a little longer.

i use premiere but maybe you could try a cheaper program which may be more user friendly.

im not sure about the legalities of america but you could always make a server so you would only need 1 dvd burner, put all the hard drives in the server, and all the programs on it. or try and get government assistants as it is for educational purpose


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Kenneth Daves
Re: I need hardwre/Softw to fit 8-10 comptrs for c
on Jun 11, 2003 at 1:55:47 am

Take a look at the ADS Pyro Platinum bundle here-

It offers a full version of Premiere 6.5 and DVD Workshop SE for $260.

For photo editing would Paintshop Pro ($100) or Photo Impact($70) do?

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