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2007 November 30th, 07:37
I am thinking of getting a HV20 but wondering if my 2Ghz, 1G ram G5 will manage the footage as I am new to HDV. Cant find the naswer in the posts so far. J
2007 December 1st, 10:11
Though you will have a hard time editing the HDV coming from you HV20 in it's native form you can downconvert it to SD and edit it there.
Otherwise I suggest you upgrade your old G5 to either a macbook or iMac wich both can handle HDV viewing/editing easily.
2007 December 1st, 13:15
Do you have a dual core G5 ?
What program will you be using ?
Does your videocard support Quartz extreem and/or core image ?
2007 December 1st, 14:03
I have a Mac Powerbook G4 running Final Cut Pro v5.1.4 and can assure you that it IS possible to capture and edit HV20 HDV video. I can't use many of the real-time effects and DO need to render most things, but it will work. I imagine that your G5 will do the job just fine using either the native HDV or Apple Intermediate Codec.
Rest assured, people were editing in professional environments with the G5 for several years (and are likely still doing it).
2007 December 1st, 15:22
You may wan't to upgrade to 2GB since you're working with HD. Not a necesitiy, but certainly very nice. It'll handle just fine if it's a dual core. What is your video card?
2007 December 1st, 15:52
I have a Dual 2.0GHz G5, 1.5GB RAM (January 2006). Editing works fine in general, but you have less real-time effekts that work. I haven't done much HDV editing yet, due to the lack of time, but simple things (cuts, fades) work about just as well as DV, sometimes it's not as responsive when going from one point in the timeline to another further away, but thats just a marginal delay.
2007 December 2nd, 15:09
I also have an HV20 and a G-5 and I'm encountering problems-- a lot crashes with iMovie6, which I find easier to use than iMOvie 8. Maybe this is because my computer is old-ish, but I cannot afford to run out and upgrade my computer.
My biggest problem seems to be that it takes 900 or more minutes to convert the uploaded iMovie into a small quicktime video. I suspect that is because my settings need to be changed, but I can't figure out what to do. This is a relatively simple task-- and I have a feeling that I should be able to accompish it. Can anyone make a suggestion? Thanks!
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