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Editing on a Laptop

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by shoehorn, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. shoehorn

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    Hi,
    Does anyone capture and edit on a laptop and if so - or even if not - what sort of spec is it.
    For example can you capture adequately to a 4200 rpm HDD....??
    I've got a decent desktop and have no probs editing, but this is for my Dad, who wants the portability factor - I just wondered if it would be any good.... it doesn't have to be super-fast.....
    Thanks...
     
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    The spin speed of a HDD is not directly relevent to video capture. What you do need to know is the seek, write & access times. The best way to find if the HDD is compatable is to download a HDD performance utility from the likes of Pinnacle, Matrox, Canopus etc. This utility should report if the drive is up to the specs required for capture.

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    Thanks Mark, very helpful....
     
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    I found the HD on my laptop too slow (I use my desktop now). However, one solution for this is to get an external HD.
    With my desktop, I use a Maxtor Onetouch external. The speed is 7200rpm, and connects via USB2.0 or firewire. I think you can pick up a 160Gb version for around £100.
     

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