You guys sound pretty professional in all this... hehehe... if only you could see my studio. I think eyes would
I'm a little leary about sharing some of this stuff, but... I rip using a PS2... hehehe...
Depending, I'll either copy that to a VHS, or I'll plug the PS2 straight to the video station we have here at the computer lab were I work. After that I go over the Lab's network and put the clips on my Laptop. Yeah, I run Adobe Premiere on an IBM ThinkPad, with a Pentium III, 128 Megs of RAM, and 28 Gig in Hard drive space. With all the crap I've got on it right now, that has dropped down to about 1.5 gig... *sheepish laugh*... Any questions, comments... put downs?
Hey I used to use worse. I WAS using a 450Mhz Pentium 3 with a 10GB hdd with a shit load of bat sectors , and the only way for me to get footage was with DVD ripping. And back then I knew nothing. I used smart ripper to rip then used something (forget what) to convert the vob to MPEG's to edit with (this is a BIG, NO NO!). To see what I did with that crap go here http://westware.8m.com/amv/amv.html
That was a year ago. I made both those amv's within a months time, only took 8 hours for each, and only after playing with premiere for a half hour to get a VERY basic underatanding of how it worked.
After making that shit, I took a year off to actually LEARN some shit and update my PC. Still today I don't have a top-of-the-line editing system, I'm only using a 2000+ Athlon XP (that's 1.66Ghz) a gig of ram an ATI All In Wonder 7500 for capture and a 40GB Hdd dedicated to video capture (my system runs off of a second 40GB Hdd).
I have found that since I have been educating myself I am able to do more with what I have then other people can with higher end systems.
It's all relitive I guess. I still don't use AVISynth, simply because I can achieve the same results with different software. I guess I just found what works for me, and that is basicly what it boils down to I think.
I'm not an expert of even intermediate in my opinion, I'm still a beginner I think. And if I exclude the 1 year learning process I went through, and my first two vids which were for experimenting purposes, I guess I would have to say I have only been making AMV's for two months or so (because of the one I am currently working on)
Hey if you have AIM, look me up, I'm westware8m.