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Old 02-13-2017, 11:02 PM   #16
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I feel for you. Unlike you, my local shops are free to sell gear that is newer than 2 years old.

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Hands down, USB 3 is faster than SATA.
When you say faster, if you mean slower, you'd be right.

Sata III = 6Gb/s
USB 3 = 5Gb/s

I'm not sure who's feeding you this information, you should do yourself a favor and stop trusting them. I hope it's not your local computer store.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_device_bit_rates

Don't take everything on that list as literal speeds you'll get. Lists like these are good place to start learning maximum outputs to help working out potential bottle necks in networks and systems when designing workflows and how to increase performance for machines in post production.
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What version of USB 3 are you looking at? They're up to a version 3.1, which is what HP is offering with their Omen laptops.

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:14 AM   #18
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It's clear to me you already think you've got a handle on the subject.

Good luck with your purchase.
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Thanks for your help and the insight.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:10 PM   #20
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Fuck yeah, that computer will work. Mine pales in comparison. Color me Jeally!
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Thank you, Cracker!
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:55 PM   #22
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We'll, I called HP to inquire about options not listed on their website like not getting trial software that the laptop comes with and a bigger hard drive. The sales rep tried to talk me into buying a more expensive laptop, a zbook, with a much smaller hard drive.

So, I will be going with an HP Omen in about two weeks with the biggest available hard drive for the laptop, 2 TB.

I am looking to get the latest HitFilm Pro V4. With it. HitFilm comes with three licenses, from what I am reading on their website. I will get the HP with Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and Premiere Elements, and Cyberlink PowerDVD and a carrying case. I have a USB 3 external Blu-ray burner I can add to it.

That should be a good setup for a new portable editing workstation.

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Old 03-04-2017, 07:14 AM   #23
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I hope you have better luck with that software than I did. A workplace wanted me to use it. At the end of the first day of trying it, I told them to jam it... well, you know where.
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Well, Sweetie,

It is good bang for the buck as an all-in-one post solution. A junior version of HitFilm is integrated into Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13, which I used for special effects in a new edited version of the teaser for my 2008 feature film, I, Creator that came out much better than the original teaser. So, I am looking forward to using the full professional version with the new laptop. So, I already have a taste of HitFilm. Three licenses means I can install a second copy on my desktop computer as well. Plus, the new laptop will come with Photoshop and Premiere Elements. So, a second editing program will be on the laptop as well. Both Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro use the same software engine. It's easy to move from one to the other.
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It is good bang for the buck
I hope it's that in a good way for you and not in a way that a condemned building is good bang for the buck to live in.

If you want cheap, go for Resolve's editing, grading, fx range of programs. From what I understand, free too. Better bang for the buck?

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You can do that with Premiere too. You can even use the cloud so you don't need to manually copy the projects between machines.

Hope it does well for you.
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that was a kick ass laptop dude, but the one that maybe making a future probe was the sad was too small for placement your apps, i recommend to add up some ext sad or upgrade the sad
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Sweetie,

From my experience with the intergrated version of HitFilm with Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13, HitFilm will be easy to learn and use. It has the features of many popular Fx programs and compatible with After Effects and a few other high end products. It comes with a built-in 3D special effects editor, 2D special effects editor with gun shot Fx, sci-fi Fx, explosions, smoke Fx, a 3D title generator, a full linear editing program, and more. Some people on this board rushed in to buy the earlier version a few years ago.

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What's the sad?
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Awesome sauce. I hope it is for you. It was, lets say, an unpleasant experience for me.

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It was non-linear. It'd be surprised if they changed.

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Some people on this board rushed in to buy the earlier version a few years ago.
Good news. You'll know who to ask if you get stuck.
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My bad, it is a non-linear editing program.
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that was a kick ass laptop dude, but the one that maybe making a future probe was the sad was too small for placement your apps, i recommend to add up some ext sad or upgrade the sad
I am looking for portability in a laptop and not one anchored to a desk with too many external accessories. All I need is the built-in SD Card reader and not an additional mini SD Card reader with a skimpy small hard drive.

Mini SD Cards are for smartphones and tablets. The full sized SD Card is for DSLR cameras, which is what the laptop will be working with. In my experience, hard drive space fills up fast when editing a project when the production footage, rough cut edits in many versions, stock footage, and VFx all get on the hard drive. I wanted a laptop with a 4TB hard drive, but I have to settle for a 2TB.

I have edited footage on my desktop computer with an internal SATA hard drive and three USB 3 hard drives. It's fast enough for me.
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