Many of you have asked what type of system I’m running to do my video/graphics work. So I thought it would be a good idea of posting what my system specs are.
**WARNING – NERDY POST WITH A BUNCH OF TECHNICAL JARGON**
First of all cameras. I use a Canon t2i. This camera is beyond unbelievable for the price. It shoots full 1080p at 24 and 30 frames, with a ton of other video-nerdy options. With that I have an add-on battery grip to hold two batteries at one time. This also adds necessary weight to keep shots smooth during movement. The Lenses I use are a Canon EFs 55-250mm 4-5.6, and a Sigma 18-50mm 3.5-5.6. In my pack I also employ 4 opteka batteries and two 16 gig SanDisk Extremes (30mbs). For Audio I use an H4n coupled with an Audio Technica AT897.
For editing I use two different machines. First I use a custom built PC. An AMD Phenom II quad-core 3.4 ghz Black Edition, liquid cooled by a Corsair H50. My Motherboard is an Asus m4a79xtd evo with added on USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (for stinkin fast external drives) and 4 gigs of 1600 DDR3. My Video card is an Asus ATI 5770 with CuCore Voltage Tweaking and 1 Gig of on-board DDR5 memory. My primary boot drive is a Corsair SSD paired with a 1TB and 300GB Seagate Barracuda. I also employ a 1TB Western Digital 3.0 USB external. For a screen I use a 22″ LG 1080p LCD (honestly, not the most accurate, but it has a great response time and gets the job done!). Oh yeah, and OS – Windows 7 Professional.
Second, I use a Mac Pro (late 2007), Quad Core 2.6 ghz Intel, 3- 7200 RPM raided drives (Raid 0 configuration for fast read/write), 13 Gigs of Ram, two 20″ cinema displays, a Mackie soundboard with M-Audio Studio Monitors and Sub. I use a 2 TB G Drive (which are expensive, but I highly recommend because they are dead silent). OS – Snow Leopard.
For on the go – live environments I use a 13″ Macbook (early 2009).
Anyway, that’s the quick run down of my nerdiness when it comes to equipment. If you have any questions about the configuration or hardware, just ask away Hope this helps/answers any questions.