Talk techie


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This is a new version of Talk Techie. It's been quite a while since I wrote the old Talk Techie page and I felt that it's a bit out of date.

You can go here to see the old page with details of what I used to do my earlier content.

Now for my current kit.

Camera -

I have a Sony HDR-FX1E camcorder that records in MPEG2 on mini DV tapes. Its resolution is 1440 x 1080 with a pixel aspect ratio of 1.333.

I currently have a housing for it from Equinox Underwater Products in US. However I have sold it and it will be going soon. Equinox are the only company currently selling housings for this camera and its more expensive brother the Z1. On the horizon there are housings being developed by Sea and Sea and also Amphibico. I'm considering one of these when they come out.

Computer -

I have an Advent PC with a 3.06 Ghz P4 processor, 1 Gb of RAM and an internal 80 Gb hard drive. I've also got a Maxtor 250 Gb drive and two Maxtor 300 Gb drives all on a Firewire chain. There are a pair of Relisys 19" TFT monitors.

Software -

My main NLE work horse is Adobe Premiere Pro now running version 1.5.1 with the HDV plug-in. I also use Adobe Photoshop 7 for image processing. DVD authoring is done using Adobe Encore DVD version 1.0. I also have Adobe After Effects professional edition 5.5 and Adobe Audition - neither of which I have used yet.