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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

9 hours 58 min ago
RobertOZ wrote:
My own personal view of the Dell Alienware is that whilst the products offer a good range of options and configurations, they are not good value for money, you are paying for the name. Alienware was purchased by Dell in 2006 and was in direct competition to the Dell XPS range, hence Dell gradually removing the XPS range. I have an XPS M1710 laptop, top of the range when released, but it cost an arm and a leg to buy, compared with other Dell computer ranges and would still be working today if I could obtain a new graphics card, which had a melt down after 6 years of constant use. If you do go for Alienware make sure you also purchase the extended warranty, I found the extended warranty on my XPS invaluable, when issues started after 2 years.

Robert


If you don't think Alienware is the best option, do you have a few further good options that I can have a look at, Robert?

Thanks

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:16 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

10 hours 2 min ago
Maybe try and see for yourself - if someone has a MacAir ?
I think they are made for simple tasks and basic editing using imovie. Not some of the more intensive program's with the many effects. Even Final Cut Pro is recommended for the Mac Pro, as it's a huge program.

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:12 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

10 hours 4 min ago
Hi again Graham
I can assure you after around 6 hours of downloading as the mac has no DVD drive...
Premiere elements absolutely did not run well. If you go into mac forums, most recommend the MacBook Pro with a larger hard drive, and Ram. The air cannot handle these types if program's. The bare minimum is 4Gb, but it's recommended that people use 8gb - same as Corel.
I can assure you from having tried the demo. It simply did not work well. The lag was impossible to ignore, especially rendering.

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:10 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: An X7 file format bug

12 hours 21 min ago
Hi Al

Thanks for confirming this problem.

David I have passed the details to Corel, Uploading the zip file to my BT Cloud account.

hopefully they will reply

Statistics: Posted by lata — Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:53 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

12 hours 28 min ago
Your first link does not appear to be good value. A quick look on amazon shows many comparable i7 machines of similar specs at a similar price.
I have no reason why you mac shouldn't work with elements and with 4gb ram, that is plenty to do normal work. Unless you are doing multiple layers with effects you really shouldn't have had any problem.

My order of priority is processor, ram, gpu, but gpu could go above ram as more editing apps now make more use of the gpu to help. This is where you often have a stumbling block with laptops.

Statistics: Posted by skier-hughes — Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:46 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

13 hours 37 min ago
Would video studio work well on it? And if memory serves is the ram upgradable on these machines?

Thanks for your help Robert !

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:37 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Installing VideoStudio X7 Pro fails with error -9

13 hours 37 min ago
When you say Purchasing the update version,

1/ are you referring to purchasing the Ultimate version
or
2 / upgrading from an earlier version X5 or X6 at a lower price.

Select the link at the top of this forum VideoStudio, the one to the far left of the Menu bar
That page shows both Ultimate and Pro versions.
Click the Learn More link shows a link for Upgrade giving further details and eligibility.

The Ultimate and Pro versions are practically identical as far as editing goes, the Ultimate does come with additional plugins ProDad, Newblue, Boris etc
Most users feel these are worth the extra price

Hope that helps.

Statistics: Posted by lata — Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:36 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

13 hours 56 min ago
My own personal view of the Dell Alienware is that whilst the products offer a good range of options and configurations, they are not good value for money, you are paying for the name. Alienware was purchased by Dell in 2006 and was in direct competition to the Dell XPS range, hence Dell gradually removing the XPS range. I have an XPS M1710 laptop, top of the range when released, but it cost an arm and a leg to buy, compared with other Dell computer ranges and would still be working today if I could obtain a new graphics card, which had a melt down after 6 years of constant use. If you do go for Alienware make sure you also purchase the extended warranty, I found the extended warranty on my XPS invaluable, when issues started after 2 years.

Robert

Statistics: Posted by RobertOZ — Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:17 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

14 hours 24 min ago
Hi again robert,
Well if I sell my MacAir then I should (with savings) have around £1000 to play with.
Speaking of Dell, I really like their Alienware 14 range.

http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/ ... un_details

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:49 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

14 hours 27 min ago
The link you provided does not show any products to compare. Have a look at the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series, this is within your price range and may be suitable for your needs

Robert

Statistics: Posted by RobertOZ — Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:47 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

14 hours 46 min ago
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ProductComparison

What are you're views on these 3?
Which one looks the better spec?

Thanks

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:28 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Cant see the monkeys

14 hours 59 min ago
Perhaps a lesson learned for future such expeditions - get in a bit closer when filming - I would have zoomed in quite a bit there to get decent size images of the monkeys.

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:14 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Video Studio - capture function misses the target

15 hours 6 min ago
Hi, unfortunately I have found VS Pro x5 does not run well for Screen Capture in Win 8.1.More details are in this: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45986&start=15
In short, I refreshed my computer back to WIN 8 and screen capture works great. Of course, if your laptop came with WIN 8.1 you may need to upgrade to x7.
BB

Statistics: Posted by BarrioAV — Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:07 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

15 hours 17 min ago
Thank you Robert for the tips there

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:57 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:15
yuna1971 wrote:
It won't be any good I'm afraid. It's only 4GB Ram 256gb hard drive. I demo downloaded Adobe premier elements - it totally couldn't hack it. Lagging like mad. 4GB just won't do it IMHO.
It's a beautiful machine but it won't handle the graphic intensive program's such as Corel, Adobe, Avid etc.....sadly


That's not exactly true, lata and Ken Berry (2 of the moderators) do not appear to have issues with only 4GB of ram, however I do agree that Adobe Premiere Elements is much faster at rendering and does utilize up to 8Gb of ram, the 64 bit version of VSX7 does not perform as would be expected, hopefully the next version will show some significant improvement in speed.
An Intel i5 would be the absolute minimum, preferably go for an Intel i7, with a minimum of 6Gb ram, graphics card with 1Gb memory or more, and as much hard drive capacity as you can afford.

Robert

Statistics: Posted by RobertOZ — Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:15 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Cant see the monkeys

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:33
I looked at it again and I can see them when playing in full screen mode but when looking at it in the X7 preview screen, it was very difficult to make them out. Anyway, I will work on the contrast and see if that helps.

Thanks

Statistics: Posted by cleme1q — Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:33 am

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VideoStudio • Re: An X7 file format bug

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:10
Project also fails in my X7 Ultimate with SP1 plus the Hot Fix. Each of the two .MOV files play well in Windows Media Player. Each also plays well in Clip mode in my X7. In Project mode is where X7 has issues. It hangs or dialog pops up with abnormal termination and I click Close button.

Here is my conclusion after several attempts at changing the Project Properties to match the .MOV files as much as possible. X7 can't handle the creation of a video project with the properties of the .MOV file, so any Project properties cause some trans-coding of the .MOV files and X7 can't do that and this is a bug IMHO. I tried creating a project template from the .MOV files and X7 can't do that either. Thus you need to trans-code the .MOV files to work smoothly with X7.

This small project file should be submitted to Corel as it is clearly a bug in X7.

Statistics: Posted by aljimenez — Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:10 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:39
It won't be any good I'm afraid. It's only 4GB Ram 256gb hard drive. I demo downloaded Adobe premier elements - it totally couldn't hack it. Lagging like mad. 4GB just won't do it IMHO.
It's a beautiful machine but it won't handle the graphic intensive program's such as Corel, Adobe, Avid etc.....sadly

Statistics: Posted by yuna1971 — Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:39 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Installing VideoStudio X7 Pro fails with error -9

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:02
I think the problem with Nero was that the version (v7) I was installing was pre-Windows 7 and so not compatible. I since found a newer version (v12) from the most recently purchased DVD writer and it installed OK.

I have now managed to get the 32bit version of X7 installed so all is well for now.

Do you know the qualifying procedure for purchasing the update version? Nothing on the website about how it works.

cheers
damole

Statistics: Posted by damole — Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:02 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Help with buying a budget laptop for videostudio 7

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:36
What are the specs of your iMac? If they are good, just install Windows 7 via bootcamp.

Statistics: Posted by qtrim — Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:36 pm

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