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Gambit

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I wish I had that :lol:
I want to upgrade. with all this 6-12k footage. Doubt I'll be affording that for a while. Tell you what though, I got the mrs one of these. MSI Bravo 15 bumped up the ram to 32gb, its been handling 4k footage no problem. Only issue I have is I have to manually clear out the preferences every so often on adobe as it doesn't play the best without the cuda. Other than that though, cracking machine. great for games as well.
 

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I want to upgrade. with all this 6-12k footage. Doubt I'll be affording that for a while. Tell you what though, I got the mrs one of these. MSI Bravo 15 bumped up the ram to 32gb, its been handling 4k footage no problem. Only issue I have is I have to manually clear out the preferences every so often on adobe as it doesn't play the best without the cuda. Other than that though, cracking machine. great for games as well.
I may look into that cheers mate.
 

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My script bowed out at the semi finals of a really prestigious contest, probably one of the top 5 screenwriting contests.

My previous two contest placements were also semi finals.

I really need to find a bloody way to get to the finals.

I know what Ole feels like :lol:
 

Gambit

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My script bowed out at the semi finals of a really prestigious contest, probably one of the top 5 screenwriting contests.

My previous two contest placements were also semi finals.

I really need to find a bloody way to get to the finals.

I know what Ole feels like :lol:
:lol:
 

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What is the best laptop for video editing and what would be the best camera for online streaming but in 4k (I find webcams lack sufficient quality)?

Also aside from Adobe, what is the best alternative video/photo editing apps?
 

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What is the best laptop for video editing and what would be the best camera for online streaming but in 4k (I find webcams lack sufficient quality)?

Also aside from Adobe, what is the best alternative video/photo editing apps?
I used to edit on a MacBook Pro and it was pretty good. But I haven't edited on a Windows machine so I'm sure someone will recommend a good one... Maybe an Acer ConceptD 7? Depends on your budget and what kind of editing your doing e.g. 4k footage? Grading? Etc.

@Gambit suggested the MSI Bravo 15 earlier...

Not sure about web cam question. I always have it switched off!

Adobe creative suite is neat as it has the roundtripping between editing, compositing, grade, audio etc.

Alternates are DaVinci Resolve, which some people love. I've only used it to grade but I've been told the edit features on it are excellent. I think you can get a free version of that to try it out. The free version is also quite similar to the paid one so you can really test it.

Avid is another. It's one of the industry standard softwares but I personally find it very counter intuitive. Never been a fan of it. But for long form editing, it's actually really good. My main issue with it is that everything takes an extra step, and I'm all about speed so it's not suited to me.

There's also Final Cut Pro X. I hate it but it's aimed at a more general consumer base so it depends on exactly what you are looking to do...
 

Gambit

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What is the best laptop for video editing and what would be the best camera for online streaming but in 4k (I find webcams lack sufficient quality)?

Also aside from Adobe, what is the best alternative video/photo editing apps?
What's your budget for the laptop as the best one costs about 10k while there are plenty of great laptops for less than a grand that will more than do the job.

Photo editing software, Gimp is a really good free alternative. There's also Picmonkey, Pixlmator Pro and Pixlr that are free, paid the best are Affinty,Rebelle and corel Photo Paint.
Video editing software as mentioned by @Dirty Schwein
Davinci does have a really good comprehensive free version you can get which has editing, composition, audio and video editing plus colour grading. You will need a powerful enough machine for it though.

Web cams, I would advise a Canon dslr with the webcam utility software, free download Here if you want a great image. Also has the compatible models.
 

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What's your budget for the laptop as the best one costs about 10k while there are plenty of great laptops for less than a grand that will more than do the job.

Photo editing software, Gimp is a really good free alternative. There's also Picmonkey, Pixlmator Pro and Pixlr that are free, paid the best are Affinty,Rebelle and corel Photo Paint.
Video editing software as mentioned by @Dirty Schwein
Davinci does have a really good comprehensive free version you can get which has editing, composition, audio and video editing plus colour grading. You will need a powerful enough machine for it though.

Web cams, I would advise a Canon dslr with the webcam utility software, free download Here if you want a great image. Also has the compatible models.
Thanks @Dirty Schwein and @Gambit.

Budget wise I’m looking at 2-3k laptop wise.

I’m usually working with large amounts of data, multiple 90 min football matches and creating like mini documentaries (20 min length videos).

I’d also need the laptop to withstand 4K streaming and handling 4K footage in general.

Just on the paid photo apps, can you give me a brief insight into the type of things I’d be able to achieve with them - can you do some of the cool shit Olly does or is that reserved for Adobe photoshop.
 

Gambit

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If your looking at higher quality streaming look at getting a proper streaming hub. There's some cheaper ones that hangers use or there's the better more pro stuff like switchers.

All Ollie does is create animated gifs, you can do that in pretty much all of the free ones I listed,