Can anyone recommend a laptop with specs for editing in FCP for the following goals:
Footage recorded in 720p or 1080p from a Sony HDR-SR5 camera. Video will not be very long. End result would be a movie under 10 minutes long 95% of the time. Most of the videos are under three minutes after editing.
Would likely also use Adobe After Effects at times as well to do some minor effects on videos.
The end result may require creating a DVD. Currently we use Encore CS3 for this and would likely include this on the laptop.
Photoshop would be needed only for creating custom menus for the DVD.
We are looking to have a portable system so we don't need to lug around a Mac Pro machine and monitor that we use in our office.
If more information is needed, please let me know.
[Dennis Leppell]"The bigger/faster/more ram the computer, the better your experience will be. "
So true... especially more RAM, and particularly for After Effects. If you want to use AE in its multiprocessing mode, you'll want to have 2 GB PERCORE at the very least... plus more for other good things to have, like the operating system.
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