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Old 11-14-11, 01:43 PM
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anyone film/edit?

(sorry if this is in the wrong section)

lately i've been interested in buying a laptop and making some bmx videos. i have no real knowledge of a good laptop setup to use. anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 11-14-11, 03:25 PM
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Windows Movie Maker does a good enough job for pretty much anything you'll want to do for home video. I'll move this to Foo, where our resident video and music folk hang out.
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You might try a private message to member CMMcMahon. He does a lot of video work that is BMX related.
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I would second, if you are just starting out, that Windows Movie Maker will be the way to go. It's kind of like a first bike. It will teach you what you need for an editor. Go to the library and check out some books on editing. You might check out Walter Murch's In the Blink of an Eye.

The essence of editing is knowing how long to leave up which scenes to tell a story. You don't need all the fancy bells and whistles. Masterpieces were made with razorblades and glue. Movie Maker is more than capable in that way.

As you work, you will learn enough to move up to programs like Pinnacle, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.
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What are you shooting the videos with?

Mac or PC?

At any rate, when looking for a laptop, don't skimp on power. Final rendering is what really takes computing power as it crunches your assembled video for final output. Think Core i5 (or similar AMD) with maximum memory as a minimum. Dedicated video card with its own memory would be even better...but most come with shared video.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Windows Movie Maker does a good enough job for pretty much anything you'll want to do for home video. I'll move this to Foo, where our resident video and music folk hang out.
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I would second, if you are just starting out, that Windows Movie Maker will be the way to go. It's kind of like a first bike. It will teach you what you need for an editor. Go to the library and check out some books on editing. You might check out Walter Murch's In the Blink of an Eye.

The essence of editing is knowing how long to leave up which scenes to tell a story. You don't need all the fancy bells and whistles. Masterpieces were made with razorblades and glue. Movie Maker is more than capable in that way.

As you work, you will learn enough to move up to programs like Pinnacle, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.
thanks, i was not only looking @ the software but a laptop as well.

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What are you shooting the videos with?

Mac or PC?

At any rate, when looking for a laptop, don't skimp on power. Final rendering is what really takes computing power as it crunches your assembled video for final output. Think Core i5 (or similar AMD) with maximum memory as a minimum. Dedicated video card with its own memory would be even better...but most come with shared video.
i film with a jvc everio S. it has it's own editing area/upload menus and whatnot. i'm mainly focused on the laptop side of things. i was told something with high ram would be good but i'm unsure. i don't wanna go cheap but i don't wanna blow the bank. something that'd get me by, so to say.

thanks again all.
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