Quite messy when this pic was taken..
Same setup a few years ago
Yet even longer ago..
lol, booggerg, i love the vodka and shot glass
Last edited by nzo; 2008 April 23rd at 21:22.
This was my avid suite last year. It's changed a bit since then...
I just went silly and bought a 42 LCD as my monitor. Does anyone know if I can calibrate it ? I used to calibrate my monitor once a month for for photography printing purposes.
Lucas: What resolution does it give you thru the DVI? Are you gonna be sitting far back or normal distance to it? Be prepared for bigass pixels and achy neck
You should be able to calibrate it.. I don't know how accurate you can get it down to.. I mean just load up a test pattern and adjust away right? Use your hardware controls first and then use your video card software to do the rest.
Once a month?!
Panasonic HMC 151E - Canon HV20 - Twoneil 35mm Static Adapter - Nikon f1.4 50mm - Rode Videomic - 2x AudioTechnica ATR35 - Zoom H2 - Steadicam JR - Custom LED Lamp
All I know is it's like I'm in the future. I have a big cozy chair ,and Im about 8-10ft away and its awesome. I can split screen my computer and TV. The other cool thing I can do is watch instant movies on on Netflix.
I'm not sure of the resolution even though it pops up everytime but its slightly larger than 1280x720. I know its more resolution than my old monitor.
My computer monitor calibration program has 3 options for a reminder to calibrate 1-2-or 4 weeks. I guess the monitor profiles dont last that long. I know it's omportant for printing pictures. before I had a calibrated moniter my prints were all over the place.
So far it's the best thing ever. I'll post a pic when I get home.
Here's some updated pics of my edit bay/bedroom corner after upgrading to LCD panels. Both are Samsung TFT displays. The main is a standard 1280X1024 and the one I preview on is a 1440X900 model. Amazingly, I was able to calibrate them pretty damn close to one another and acceptably close to my printer. That was the biggest thing keeping me from moving to LCD from my expensive CRT Syncmaster/Viewsonic setup. The room now feels better without those big beige boxes on my desk. It's still a mess, though.
Last edited by CycleWriter; 2008 May 1st at 20:08.
Well, here's my previous (woefully inadequate) setup before I moved it downstairs:
It's been moved downstairs and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new iMac I just ordered. I'll post later when I get the new machine in! Trust me, it looks a lot nicer, plus I added some very Japanese-style lantern-lamps on the desk.
Strangely, my camera is nowhere in sight at the moment this photo was taken.
I've been looking at people's computer setups for a while now, getting an idea of things I want to purchase and how I want to set my area up.
I noticed the following things, from this site and others, as how one creates the video editing suite that makes people go "sweet!"
1) Most important: have big monitors, lots of them. The more, the better. LCDs are better than CRTs for wow-value.
2) Next, have lots of equipment. Even if it's multiple VCRs, DVD player, and external hard drives, it looks good and adds to the wow factor.
3) Have stuff with lots of lights. Little blinking red, green, and yellow lights really add the edge to your "wow" factor.
4) An L-shaped desk, or two desks put together to form an L-shape, is best for wow-ness. Larger desks are generally better than smaller ones.
5) Make sure to have at least one TV somewhere, preferably above you suspended by some mounting mechanism.
6) Not a necessity, but you should have a relatively big trackball mouse with a jog wheel device near it.
7) Last, but not least, you gotta put up some personal artifacts that show that you play as hard as you edit. Stuffed animals, game posters, Xbox, figurines, whatever floats your boat.
I think I got it! I'm well into creating a ... somewhat... decent rig
hahaha, nice one MithrilFox! I love it!
I don't have a pic handy of my editing desk (home office), but here's my dedicated screening room.
I'm concerned for the fire safety of that room. You should send all that equipment to me for a routine inspection.
Seriously though, that's a knock-out screening room. I'd love to see your editing suite/room. I don't even have a room that big in my entire place! But then again, it's Japan, and rooms that big aren't very common.
That picture I posted is horribly inaccurate at this point, since I've moved it downstairs, put in some lamps, put together two shelving units, added some flare, and will be getting my iMac in a day or two. When I get it all together, I'll post a nice pic of the whole thing. I'm definitely excited to move beyond my little (but lovely) MacBook. MacBooks just can't handle HD video very well.
Here's some screens of my little work station. I've been using it long before I started doing camerawork.
Sorry, SpectreFire, but you can't possibly get any real work done in that orderly, sanitized workspace.
I'd second the removal of the foam... Being from RI, acoustic foam is something every resident knows far too much about...
Last edited by jburrows500; 2008 May 24th at 04:04.
As promised, here is my new setup -- the iMac showed up two days earlier than expected, so the weekend is open for some fun!
SpoilerWarning: very funny!
Actually, I can't speak for anyone else, but I have chronic sinusitis. One of my character traits is that tissues are never more than an arm's reach away, and I go through about a box every couple days. I actually even had surgery to correct a deviated septum. Not fun at all!
It's funny, actually: the box you pointed to me in my picture to the left was completely empty, and I had to just replace it.
I could go on, but you probably don't want to hear about my nasal washing techniques