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what computer does everybody use to render and edit there dslr work

 
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Jan 26, 2012 12:26 |  #31

Many moons ago (over a year ago) I was looking into laptops and I settled on an ASUS N53JQ. I got it for only ~800 with special promos and while on sale (most of the reason I bought it, it was a 1300 dollar laptop) and it has a quad-core i7 rated at 1.7ghz with boost up to 3.2 ghz. It comes with 4 gb ram, but I have since upgraded that to 12 gb for a mere 50 USD. Most laptops are expandable only to 8 gb of ram. Also there is a decent, but not fantastic, graphics chip included with dedicated memory. I've edited tens of thousands of photos and this thing has held up really well. I find Asus gives you fantastic value and a solid machine if you're at all interested in a Windows system.




  
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Jan 26, 2012 12:28 |  #32

Kento wrote in post #13772415 (external link)
I love how nobody reads his thread, just the title, a lot of people are recommending systems for photo editing pkilla so be weary. If you want you can PM me about this stuff, I have A LOT of experience with building video editing machines.

OK thanks appreciate it but yea them Macs are pricey
But if its worth it is worth it I seen a lot of people mostly use
These type of computer for video work but yea I wish I could
Find something cheap and durable like they say Macs are


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Jan 26, 2012 12:32 |  #33

COMPAQ desktop with windows7 32-bit with 4GB RAM
and sometimes Laptop Toshiba with windows7 64-bit 6GB RAM


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Jan 26, 2012 12:41 |  #34

Intel i3 3.0Ghz
8GB ddr3 RAM
Gigabyte motherboard model P55A-UD3
nVidia GTX 460 1GB video card
Six 1TB hard drives
22" Samaung monitor
Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

Built for gaming, but it's plenty powerfull enough to do photo/video editing. I use Gimp to edit photos and Windows Movie Maker for video because it is free. I'll probably buy a proper video editing program if/when I actually need it.


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Jan 26, 2012 12:42 |  #35

If you're also going in for video I'd recommend a desktop, you'll want some beefy specs and that is going to be more costly in a laptop.
I'd go for at least:
-Intel i7 CPU
-6GB RAM, 12 will be better
-big 7200RPM harddrive, these are cheap these days so go with 1TB or larger
2 seperate physical drives (one with OS and applications installed, one for data) will also help with performance when editing video
-dedicated video card, some checking around the net seems to favor nvidia 470 or up

You'll also want a good monitor, not all monitors are created equal!
The extra investment in monitor with an IPS display will be well worth it due to the best color fidelity, also get it color calibrated so you are sure colors are rendered correctly.


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Jan 26, 2012 13:00 |  #36

I have Sony Vegas 10 on my HP laptop that's running windows
Vista with I think dual core processors or something...
It renders 720p a couple of minutes takes like a hour to
Hour and half i got some stuff on youtube pkilla617@youtube
1080 p really slows the whole computer down
It can't handle it then again I bought this HP like 4 to
5 years ago I'm willing to use any software or operating system
as long as it gets the job done I'm only leaning towards apple
Cause it seems like they are the industry standard for video editing


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Jan 26, 2012 13:03 |  #37

pkilla wrote in post #13771959 (external link)
Wanna start of with what's up to everybody!!!! on here
This is my first post I'm new to this dslr ****
I got a 50mm lens 1.8 niffty fifty and a t3i coming
To me by a couple if days I'm trying to get into
music videos and I need a powerful machine to
Help me render 1080p fast and easy I'm leaning towards
The 15" MacBook pro 1gb video card so with that said

What do y'all use and what do y'all recommend

The MBP will be more than enough to edit video. Make sure that you buy a scratch disk like a firewire 800/TB external HDD. Also, buy another HDD to back up all your valuable videos etc.. If you want to keep up with the Jones', then buy a workstation and tell all your buddies that you began to edit movies in Hollywood. ;) Hope this helps..




  
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Jan 26, 2012 13:08 |  #38

I bought a hexacore MacPro about a year and a bit ago, mostly to process 5DII RAW files (heftier than what you'll be producing) but also to do a little bit of video and a fair amount of multitrack audio recording, effects, that sort of thing. SSD boot/applications drive, RAID 0 WD Caviar Blacks for main data, internal AND external Time Machine backup onto single drives because I trust RAID 0 about as far as I can throw a cannonball for data security. Expensive option, but I wanted the internal upgradeability of drives and RAM (houses 24 gigs), and it makes using even slow software like DxO optics a real joy, and even playing around with huge TIFFs in photoshop gets fun because you don't have to wait. Recodes/renders HD video in a snap, too.

Is it overkill? Certainly. I use my Macbook Air 13" on the road for light editing tasks, and it works alright; a year newer but significantly slower. A good monitor is almost more important than all the hardware - not much point to speed if you can't accurately see what you're running.

Before that I was running a 4 year old white macbook, which was getting really annoying really fast.

Right now, I'm not sure 100% sure I'd get the MacPro per se - a 27" iMac (maxed RAM and SSD main drive) with a Thunderbolt high speed disk array is an attractive alternative proposition - mostly I need/want large fast data drives for the audio recording (24bit/192kHz multi tracking gets really big pretty fast, more data throughput than HD video)


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Jan 26, 2012 13:09 |  #39
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3.33Ghz 6-core Mac Pro
32GB RAM
256GB SSD system drive.
1TB working drive
8TB RAID 5
2 Dell U2410 displays

Hey, you asked.  :p


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Jan 26, 2012 13:15 |  #40

UGH...so jealous^


I use a 17" Asus G74SX - It runs everything perfectly and smoothly.

i7 2630 QM
8GB Ram
2x 500GB 7200rpm HDD (One with Lion and one with Win7)
GTX 560M 2GB
Mine isn't the 1080p version but they have some that go to 1080p.


The cooling system on this laptop is amazing. I dont like the keyboard and touchpad though...


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Jan 26, 2012 13:19 |  #41

outtamymind wrote in post #13772346 (external link)
im comfortable using OSx, most linux based OS' and of course windows. don't really have a preference on which one i use. infact from time to time i hackintosh a spare system and use it or i'll through ubuntu or fedora on a spare system i have and use that for a while.

Hey Outtamymind (sorry no hijack intended here),

I also have a decent PC desktop (i7 920 SSD 12 gig ASUS Rampage MOBO dual monitor etc etc). But I was seriously thinking about converting my other i7 desktop to a hackintosh, using either Snow Leopard or Lion. Any thoughts on doing this and know of any good site as a "how to do this"?


Thanks


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Jan 26, 2012 13:34 |  #42

you have a PM general_T

i also have another desktop that i use for light photoshopping but mainly for general programs and using as the host for my file server


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Jan 26, 2012 13:53 |  #43

Macbook Pro with 8gb of ram. I love my MBP. iPhoto and Aperture have done my photos wonders! :D


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Jan 26, 2012 15:01 |  #44

cjjr72984 wrote in post #13773060 (external link)
... iPhoto and Aperture have done my photos wonders! :D

Of course, YOU had nothing to do with that! :lol::mrgreen::wink:


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Jan 26, 2012 15:51 |  #45

13.3" Macbook Air
1.86 GHz
2GB RAM
64GB SSD

Yup, I need to upgrade (and wish I could).


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