Video Rendering Question: Working on Cheap PC, Rendering on Better One

TacticalWaffles

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Hey guys, I was considering purchasing a cheap laptop or tablet running Windows 8 in order to do some work on videos on the go. Would there be any problem with using a cheap laptop to do some editing, and transferring the files back to my main PC when it's time to render them? I know rendering on a laptop is a bad idea, but would it be OK to transfer like this? Or would just working on a video platform like Sony Vegas/Aftereffects/etc be too slow to bother with?
 

kenrivers

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Since you aren't doing much more than that it may be fine on to go ahead and start the project on a cheap laptop and then transfer the entire project file over to the desktop for rendering. Just be sure the laptop meets at least the minimum requirements for running Vegas.
 

McHenryB

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You might get more replies if you posted this in the appropriate forum. It's nothing to do with Linux or Open Source in general.

Another casualty of the ridiculous name of this forum.
 

TacticalWaffles

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Yeah, I really couldn't figure out where this should be posted. Windows? Apps General Discussion?
 

McHenryB

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I think I would go for the Apps General Discussion. Maybe PM a mod and ask them to move your question to the most suitable forum. It's just that you get less Windows users lurking in this one.
 

TacticalWaffles

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Thanks! In response to your prior question, I think these apps do a lot of video loading, but I don't know if that would really use a lot of processing or graphical power. I have only ever rendered from a really good PC, but I always thought the bottleneck concern was just how long it takes to complete the rendering.
 

TacticalWaffles

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Thanks! In response to your prior question, I think these apps do a lot of video loading, but I don't know if that would really use a lot of processing or graphical power. I have only ever rendered from a really good PC, but I always thought the bottleneck concern was just how long it takes to complete the rendering.
 

kenrivers

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Depends too on the footage being edited as well. Are you talking about HD or 4K video? What processor, RAM, etc. are you looking at on a "cheap" laptop? If you are simply cutting (trimming) the footage a "cheap" laptop might work. It would be less ideal if you are adding much beyond simple transitions. Would not attempt to run After Effects due to the rendering required.
 

TacticalWaffles

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It would mostly be taking video footage, splicing together pics, adding some pictures or maybe talking over the clip. All clips will be at most 1080p, sometimes just 720p.
 

kenrivers

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Since you aren't doing much more than that it may be fine on to go ahead and start the project on a cheap laptop and then transfer the entire project file over to the desktop for rendering. Just be sure the laptop meets at least the minimum requirements for running Vegas.
 
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