Beginner's Guide to Digital Video Production
By Steve Saylor
COMPONENTS (4 min.)
A look inside
the computer. I point out all the components of your system,
where they sit under the hood, what they're doing in there,
why you should learn to love them, and come running when they
requirements: 300 Processor, 64 Ram (128 for Timeline
Playback), 9 Gig Hard Drive, 21" monitor.
Playback" feature bypasses one time-consuming and space-consuming
step. You don't have to compile all those individual clips
that make up your scene into one, big, "finished"
clip. You can play that scene from your Timeline straight
out to your camera or deck. Your 'Editing' and 'Capture'
programs (Premiere & Moto DV) must be compatible to support
Drive must be capable of playing video: SCSI or Ultra
insists that a 21" Monitor is not necessary. Your
eyes and your Optometrist beg to differ.
HARDWARE (5 min.)
the capture card with nearly-flawless precision (on my third
take). Then the video card. Need more memory? Okay,
I'll install a 128MB RAM Memory Chip in there, too.
SOFTWARE (5 min.)
We go through
the process of installing the Moto DV Studio program, then Adobe
Premiere with its latest upgrade.
install QuickTime for our video player, then run the Windows
NT Service Pack which updates all the changes in the system.
this sound exciting? Okay, it's not my idea of a night-on-the-town,
either. But... gotta get through the broccoli to get to