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Offline d7d (aka Ronin, aka Shot by scott)

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working raws
« on: May 20, 2009, 09:23:36 AM »
ok such large raws are killing my PC :) think its time to save up for a PC upgrade

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Re: working raws
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 10:48:23 AM »
The good news is that PC hardware is cheap.  Quad Core, 8GB RAM job done.

Sorry, off topic... but might be of interest...
On the technology jump subject (a700 to a900), well I've now upgraded my old SD Video Cam (Sony DV, PAL 50i) to a HD Video Cam (a Sanyo 1080 60p).  Sony Vegas Movie Studio used to render 10mins of SD video in around 3mins (Quad 3.0Ghz, 8GB RAM).  Now with the same hardware, Vegas renders 10mins of 1080 60p video (mpeg4) in approx 1 hr (that's a 20x performance decrease)
There does look like light is at the end of the tunnel with HD video, since it appears that companies are using the 'PS3 Cell Processor' for speeding up HD video editing (as a Co-Processor).  Anyone remember Co-Processors?

The move from the a700 to a900 was nothing.  SD to HD video is on a different planet.
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Re: working raws
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 02:30:40 PM »
yeaa after i get the vertical grip (next month) ill get some new pc hardware

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Re: working raws
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 09:44:25 PM »
I've never found a vertical grip to me that useful, certainly not for the money spent.

Computerr: go iMac.  And Adobe will transfer your Photoshop s/w license from WinXP to Max OS X.  (And you can run WinXP on the Mac under VMWare fusion [forget bootcamp]).  With Fusion you run both OS' simultaneously and even drag/drop and copy/paste between the two.

If disk memory is an issue you can always convert your raw files to DNG (30 - 50% smaller) losslessly.