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Old 12-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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also keep in mind that legit editing software is crazy expensive.

i still have yet to actually commit and pay for something like that. i ripped a version of Vegas Pro from somewhere and it was pretty cool. still, it's like learning a new language with some of the shit.

Ohhh and by the way, remember to convert your files to something other than MP4 bc i doubt your system can handle it.

the guys above are correct, it is sooo tedious to be able to do everything correctly. i've made one video since ive gotten my gopro, and it wasnt even snowboarding related lol.

good luck.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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would something like this fit the bill or should I be looking at something newer?

APPLE MAC POWERMAC G5 DUAL 2.3
Don't buy apple, yes they are better at video editing but only with software like Adobe, which runs natively better on an apple. If you're going to use Sony Vegas, the suggested set-up with i5, 4Gb ram and 500GB hard would be enough (but make sure you have a good video card, it's important for rendering with OpenGL). And if you have questions about Sony Vegas, PM me, I have lots of experience with it
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just made my first video..I'll just share my expeirence...i have a shitty old xp laptop too..

I was reccomended Sony Vegas too from this forum..I "downloaded" it.. thinking "how tough could it be"..i work with technology all day and am decent at graphic design and photoshop...after many $%#&(@(@#%ing tries to figure it out and constant freezing because of the old computer I said $%# it. the preview would never work so i had to render the vid just to seee it. If your computer is slow using movie maker there is NOO way u can run sony vegas.

I used windows movie maker and created exactly what i wanted.. all i wanted to do was combine clips, slow down/speed up sections, add titles and credits, add music, and some transitions/effects..

here's the vid

https://vimeo.com/55673382

If it is your first video editing try I would reccomend keep using windows movie maker..its idiot proof and does all the basics..

sony vegas is very confusing for a beginner (like myself) and very slow on shitty machines.

just my 2 cents.. i know alot of people here love sony vegas..but for me..it simply was not the right program... maybe once I buy a new comp and learn some basic editing..i also had a sony vegas professional teaching me some basics and it was still confusing as fuck..learn on a basic program

EDIT: sorry I was too lazy to read everybody else's replies..so this post is purely based off the OP's post

EDIT 2: the video in the link took me about 3 hours to make in windows movie maker ..just FYI.. I spent about 10 hours in sony vegas and didnt get it anywhere near close to being presentable

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you do go Mac. DO NOT get a G5 or any other non intel machine. You will have no good software available and no support.


If you can't get an intel processor don't do it. G5s were great machines, I have 3 of them. But Apple killed them way before their time.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So my girlfriend has an old 2007 macbook. I just formatted it and loaded snow leopard and my buddy gave me imovie 11. All I can say is wow! This is a game changer to get me started editing. So easy and fast. The preview pane works flawlessly and the rest of the software is very intuitive. I have spent the last hour looking at Intel Mac Pro's on ebay. For around $500 it looks like I can get a kick ass box.

Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I shot about 18GB of video last night and damn is it slow to copy from the camera to the macbook. Then after about 7 hours of copy from the camera to the hard drive its another 3 hours to import into iMovie. Is this normal?
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That's a fair chunk of footage for a day. Would all depend on if you are using a USB cord to transfer the data or a HDMI etc HDMI will be a faster data transfer
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I am using usb
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That's a fair chunk of footage for a day. Would all depend on if you are using a USB cord to transfer the data or a HDMI etc HDMI will be a faster data transfer
Can you use HDMI to transfer?
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Can you use HDMI to transfer?
I'm not 100% sure... I only got mine not too long ago, I just assumed seeing as there was a slot for one and USB is typically slow.
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