video editing with laptop

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I was the "penny-pinching student" from a while back. I've finally settled
on an Averatec with the following specs:
Athlon XP-M 2200
512 MB RAM
80GB HDD
shared video RAM
3 x USB 2 ports
DVD+/-RW

At the time, I didn't need super graphics capability. But with the DVD
writer, several of my family members want me to to transfer home movies from
VHS to DVD. Will this configuration be able to handle very light video
editing? By light, I mean ust transfer, no special effects or anything like
that.

Thanks again all previous advice.

john
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    "j santos" <jsantosremovethis@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    news:l%zfd.32942$nl.1677@pd7tw3no...
    |I was the "penny-pinching student" from a while back. I've finally settled
    | on an Averatec with the following specs:
    | Athlon XP-M 2200
    | 512 MB RAM
    | 80GB HDD
    | shared video RAM
    | 3 x USB 2 ports
    | DVD+/-RW
    |
    | At the time, I didn't need super graphics capability. But with the DVD
    | writer, several of my family members want me to to transfer home movies
    from
    | VHS to DVD. Will this configuration be able to handle very light video
    | editing? By light, I mean ust transfer, no special effects or anything
    like
    | that.
    |
    | Thanks again all previous advice.
    |
    | john
    |

    No Sweat.
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    It should work fine.

    "j santos" <jsantosremovethis@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    news:l%zfd.32942$nl.1677@pd7tw3no...
    >I was the "penny-pinching student" from a while back. I've finally settled
    > on an Averatec with the following specs:
    > Athlon XP-M 2200
    > 512 MB RAM
    > 80GB HDD
    > shared video RAM
    > 3 x USB 2 ports
    > DVD+/-RW
    >
    > At the time, I didn't need super graphics capability. But with the DVD
    > writer, several of my family members want me to to transfer home movies
    > from
    > VHS to DVD. Will this configuration be able to handle very light video
    > editing? By light, I mean ust transfer, no special effects or anything
    > like
    > that.
    >
    > Thanks again all previous advice.
    >
    > john
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    "j santos" <jsantosremovethis@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    news:l%zfd.32942$nl.1677@pd7tw3no...
    >I was the "penny-pinching student" from a while back. I've finally
    >settled
    > on an Averatec with the following specs:
    > Athlon XP-M 2200
    > 512 MB RAM
    > 80GB HDD
    > shared video RAM
    > 3 x USB 2 ports
    > DVD+/-RW
    >
    > At the time, I didn't need super graphics capability. But with the DVD
    > writer, several of my family members want me to to transfer home
    > movies from
    > VHS to DVD. Will this configuration be able to handle very light video
    > editing? By light, I mean ust transfer, no special effects or anything
    > like
    > that.
    >
    > Thanks again all previous advice.
    >
    > john
    >
    FWIW, my experience with Averatec is that they make serviceable laptops,
    but the 4200rpm drives - if the 80G is one - are noticeably slow. If
    there is a 5400rpm or 7200rpm drive at a reasonable upgrade price, I
    would upgrade.

    Q
  4. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    A laptop is not an ideal video editing platform, but it's possible. I
    did some heavy video editing on a system with a P4 1.6GHz and 512 megs
    of RAM (RAM really isn't the issue, it's CPU and possibly hard drive).
    Be warned, encoding of unencoded AVI to MPEG can take a LONG time (on
    the 1.6 GHz system, it was taking 8 to 14 hours to create a single DVD).


    j santos wrote:
    > I was the "penny-pinching student" from a while back. I've finally settled
    > on an Averatec with the following specs:
    > Athlon XP-M 2200
    > 512 MB RAM
    > 80GB HDD
    > shared video RAM
    > 3 x USB 2 ports
    > DVD+/-RW
    >
    > At the time, I didn't need super graphics capability. But with the DVD
    > writer, several of my family members want me to to transfer home movies from
    > VHS to DVD. Will this configuration be able to handle very light video
    > editing? By light, I mean ust transfer, no special effects or anything like
    > that.
    >
    > Thanks again all previous advice.
    >
    > john
    >
    >
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    "Barry Watzman" <WatzmanNOSPAM@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:417EF45B.30305@neo.rr.com...
    > A laptop is not an ideal video editing platform, but it's possible. I
    > did some heavy video editing on a system with a P4 1.6GHz and 512 megs
    > of RAM (RAM really isn't the issue, it's CPU and possibly hard drive).
    > Be warned, encoding of unencoded AVI to MPEG can take a LONG time (on
    > the 1.6 GHz system, it was taking 8 to 14 hours to create a single DVD).

    Oh dear, how long was the DVD?? 2 hours?
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