Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Equipment

I've been getting a few questions on what equipment I use to film/edit and whatnot. So, here's the current rundown on what I use:

I have my laptop. It's a Toshiba Satellite with an Intel i7 Processor, I think 4-6 GB of RAM and 500 GB of memory. I chose this one because it had a top of the line Intel processor, and I needed that for Editing, it takes a lot of processing power. Dig it? You should.

I then connect my laptop to my Sony TV via HDMI cable. Now, Not a lot of people do this, but I do. I can put my preview and output monitors onto that one screen. I also put my Audio levels and whatnot on that screen as well, so my laptop monitor is just for cutting footage, adding effects, and stuff like that. Makes it a lot easier, and you can see exactly what you're doing much easier.

Now, on to the software. For editing, I use a mixture of Sony Vegas 9.0 and Adobe Premier Pro. Vegas is great if you're just starting out. It's got a great user interface and very simple for those who just want to cut, add some cute little effects, and diddle around with your sound. Premier Pro is a bit more extensive, and I use that for my more complicated gigs. Generally, if I'm making some sort of film, I use PP because I'll edit it in segments. Each segment has different effects, different sounds, and it needs different attentions. When it's all cut, and the segments are ready, more often than not I'll go back to Vegas, piece the film together and render it there. Although, the render time on Premier Pro is generally quicker. So.. Boom goes the dynamite.

Finally, when I do film, I use my adorable little Kodak Zx1. It's a mini HD camcorder that has the potential to run at 60 FPS. Now, it's still a cheap HD Camcorder, but for what I use it for currently (Vlogs and short Youtube vids) it works perfectly. If you want an example of my Vlogs, head over to our sister company Ax3l Productions. That's where I lose my mind and do whatever I want. O'Blivion Pictures is more of my business side where I offer services for everyone!

Want more info? Email me: Alex@Oblivionpictures.com

- A. O'Blivion

28 comments:

  1. i'll trade ya my stuff for yours. shitty apple and an old cannon

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  2. good read lol, thanks for your opinion!

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  3. Nice gear you got there. Followed (:

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  4. Just won final cut studio! but I'm an audio guy....
    nice gear by the way.

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  5. wow. i have a notebook and thats it TT^TT

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  6. I have after effects. I've used it maybe twice. It'll take me months to learn that program. One day, though

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  7. great post
    keep up the good work

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  8. Not sure aboutt Vegas after trying After Effects CS5 tho

    nice gears

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  9. Good read man. Post moar. Follow for follow?

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  10. I've got a Dell Studio 21 laptop. had it for about a year or so now, does me ok for study and some photoshop/dreamweaver work. and can handle games not too bad.

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  11. Best that baby would get pretty hot on your lap.

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  12. sweet setup. can we get some pics of it?

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  13. The zx1 is a definite great camera. For a relatively cheap pocket cam its a good pick up

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  14. Wish I could buy that equipment. But I spent to much on my girlfriend haha!

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  15. My PC is like a electrified piece of shit

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