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  • ASUS laptop for Edius and HDV?

    I'm looking at getting a new laptop for Edius to edit HDV. How do these specs look?

    ASUS S96S Santa Rosa platform
    Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz 4MB 800 FSB
    2GB DDR2 667 RAM
    80GB SATA 7200RPM system drive
    XP pro
    Nvidia Gforce 8600 256MB Vram

    I'm currently running 3.6 but will be upgrading to the latest for this.
    Does this look good or does anyone have other suggestions?


  • #2
    Looks good! What do you plan to use for storage? If this laptop has an eSATA port, you can do an external RAID0 and use Canopus HQ files....if it doesn't have an eSATA port, you can buy an ExpressCard that does this.


    • #3
      I may try an Express card that does firewire 800. I have several 1TB external raids that seem to work well on firewire 800 with my desktops. If not I'll do the eSATA route.



      • #4
        FireWire800 is more than enough for several Canopus HQ streams. Do you plan to use Canopus HQ or .m2t files? The latter is very CPU intensive and you might be able to do 1 or two streams without any filters.


        • #5
          I don't know, I'm clueless! This is my first HD gig and it's a big one. I'll end up with around 60 hours of footage. Any suggestions?


          • #6
            .m2t files (HDV) are 25mbit/sec (just like DV). Canopus HQ files are about 100mbit/sec, so it's about 4 times as large as m2t files. So if 13GB/hour for DV/HDV, then about (rought estimate) 52GB/hour for Canopus HQ....someone might have better and exact counts if they use Canopus HQ all the time.

            Canopus HQ files are not heavy on the CPU, so you can do a few layers on your laptop without it choking up. m2t files is another story, it's very processor intensive because it's so heavily compressed.