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Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

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11

Building Your Editing Suite

In This Chapter

arrow Breaking down operating systems

arrow Understanding processors

arrow Selecting the right hard drive

arrow Choosing the right editing software

Not too long ago, an editing suite actually required a suite. I’m talking about a room filled with so much electronic equipment that the electric company would smile each time someone turned it on, and where the wires would hum the theme from Star Trek while you were engaged deep in thought.

Inside this high-tech rat’s nest were numerous video cassette decks attached to a bank of monitors. Between them was a controlling console with knobs and illuminated buttons resembling the helm of the ship in Lost in Space. Speakers, scopes, and piles of videotape adorned the area. And cables . . . lots and lots of cables!

Motion-picture editing used a similar-sized room but with very different equipment. Some had large handles with a pair of cranks mounted with film reels strung across either side of the bench with an illuminated ...

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