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chris taviner
Am I asking for trouble?? Laptop spec and EX1
on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:56:13 pm

Hey guys,

Just had a couple of well paid projects drop into my lap. I usually edit my 7D footage no problem on this spec... but the budget for these new projects really needs something like the Sony EX1. I'm using CS4 at the mo:


I know I need better (this project will pay for a nice shiney new mac), but do you reckon this could handle 35mps?? Should I abandon the EX1 and look at the NX5? The project is nothing too heavy - no graphics etc, mainly interviews and following them around various therapy groups...

Before I get too carried away - should I rethink??

Cheers guys, any help would be great!

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Brent Dunn
Re: Am I asking for trouble?? Laptop spec and EX1
on Apr 14, 2011 at 1:55:58 pm

Most quad core laptops with a good graphics card can handle editing of the EX-1 files. You'll need a good sized hard drive and an external drive system, either something with USB 3.0 (the newest and fasted technology) or a firewire 800 drive.

I'd also invest in the new Adobe CS5.5. It is fast on rendering and transcoding.

I hear Apple is working on a new Final Cut Studio, but they are way behind Adobe. Shame on them for making so much money on their iPhones and iPods.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
Video Marketing

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core,
with Final Cut Studio

HP i7 Quad laptop
Adobe CS-5 Production Suite

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