PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT: Camera VS Computer

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT: Camera VS Computer


Hey guys Ash von Chamier owner of
Rough Cut Productions productions based in Tallahassee Florida welcome back for another tidbit
of information I’m gonna throw at ya and today we are talking about the very
thing that you clicked on end up on this video your budget In A world where nuclear war has
begun vampires fought back in super real 3d I
think that it’s more common than not that many people go all-in on the camera
and skimp on the computer a little bit and it’s funny because realistically if
you’re editing your stuff too 90 percent of your time is going to be spent on the
computer and 10 percent is gonna be out filming now maybe I’m off a little bit
on that but by far wide and large the majority of your time is going to be
spent editing it takes way longer to do editing than it does to go out and film
your butt off for one or two days and come back and then have if you
potentially a month worth of work ahead of you depending on how far you’re
trying to go with that footage so when it comes to your budget I will say this
if you’re drooling over some master camera and the codec is really beefy and
juicy you got to have a computer that’s gonna be able to handle that even if you
work with proxies at the end of the day rendering and exporting is still gonna
be a part of your workflow that you have to factor in you have to be capable of I
remember when I first started I of course went with all budget on cameras
and stuff and I went cheaper on the computer and my editing workflow got
bottlenecked at the export I was like what I was just getting into this and I’m
like it shouldn’t be this complicated to get the video out of the program and
turned into a video like that should be like the easy part the hard part’s
supposed to be the editing right but exporting a video can be a nightmare
sometimes depending on how hard you’re pushing it you need a computer that’s
powerful enough to get it out of the program too so you you’re really looking
at a couple of things in your computer you’re looking at the actual real time
performance and being able to scrub through footage make your edits intuitively be able to navigate through and you’re looking at its ability to
render and export because I promise you with you spending
so much of your time in production land actually in post production versus onset
production you’re gonna really want to put some money into that computer man
because it’s gonna help you enjoy your experience your the sooner you can get
done and through edits and get videos out the more money you can make with
clients the more projects you can take on and do the more confident you are
about delivering on time it is so scary being under the gun on a deadline and
you kept getting bottlenecked by computer performance issues or at the
export point don’t get a camera that is too powerful for your computer it should
really be reversed get a computer that is powerful enough to handle your
current camera and potentially the next camera that you want to upgrade to now
there’s ways to get around things you can use proxies in fact I just made a
video on that you can check out right there even though my computer is very
powerful I still use proxies for my workflow a
lot of times especially if I’m doing anything with multi camera edits if you
have a whole budget that you’re working with you want to spend around thirty
five to fifty percent of that budget on the computer like the computer plan I
think there’s more to a computer than just a computer I mean what about the
monitor that you’re going to be color grading on is color calibrated does it
have 10 bit is it 4k what is your hard drive plan like are you just planning to
use external hard drives that you buy in the store I mean that thing’s not gonna
hold up when it comes to editing beefier codecs
it might be the very bottleneck that you run into in the performance on computer
so you might want to get involved in raids maybe if the projects are small
enough and you can fit them onto SSDs that’s a solution but all that takes
planning and all that takes money so before you know a half your budget can
easily go into the computer you want to get something that’s got a good upgrade
path to it but that’s strong enough to do the job now all you’re doing by
upgrading the computer first is even if it’s more powerful than you need for
your camera at the time well the camera that you are editing on you’re just
gonna be soaring I mean you’re gonna be flying through those projects you’ll be
the only bottleneck in the pace of that so just enjoy that and you’ll see once
you upgrade to other things and you’re trying to do more advanced projects
more facts of colors and bigger codex and more data and all that that it’ll
start becoming more and more like a normal computer but you’ll be happy that
it can do that by all means try to keep up with me because I’m putting out
episodes every week every Thursday take care guys
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