I'm a Student, with limited amount of credit history. Apple loan only gave me $2000 with a high APR. I'm into serious non-linear editing with FCP, and the system i need is about $4000. Does anyone know of other loans that help students out? Thanks!!
No, but that is because of the hard drive, that is gonna happend with any laptop I am sure, Boston8man said he is gonna use a fire wire drive, that is why I sugest him the Pismo.Originally posted by SPG
mymymy, Have you you used your beloved Pismo to edit video on FCP? And I mean something more than a few clips with a cross dissolve.
I have and it SUCKED! Way too many dropped frames, creeping slow renders, tiny screen. We had to transfer the whole job to a G4 tower to be able to output to tape.
Typically I like to just sit back and let ppl fight, but SPG you're REALLY pissing me off with your whole "$19,999 DV System or nothing" attitude. Mymemory was saying that whatever he uses will only be god for learning how to cut and edit. If you're in school it's not an issue of equipment but practice. He's saying that by editing in 360x240 you can quickly experiment and learn to be effective in your cuts. He's not saying to produce editorials for CNN using Sorenson and a 360x240 QT5 movie. And it seems to me that any system drops frames in FCP 1 or 2.Originally posted by SPG
This was with an external firewire 7200rpm drive in a good enclosure.
What program were you using on the 9600? Not FCP without dropping frames.
Also when you mentioned editing in a smaller frame size like 360x240 shows that you're out of touch with current non linear editing. DV would have to be rendered down to that size or captured through a different device like a USB capture device. Both worthless options for actual video work, maybe useable for the web.
Bottom line is that the Pismo is a poor option for video editing. I know it can be done, but not nearly as well as on a tiBook or I'd bet even an iBook.