<font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Hi Rob,Originally posted by robgb:
If the director is providing footage on VHS, you don\'t have much choice but to get yourself an analog capture card for capturing. You might ask if he can supply you with AVI\'s on disk instead, so you don\'t have to bother capturing any of the footage. If disk space is a concern, tell him to use compressed DivX footage, which maintains much of the quality.
Sonar 3 will, I believe, let you sync the music to an AVI sequence. Better yet, bounce all your midi tracks to wav files and use Vegas 4, which is about the most solid video editing application available, and also has top notch audio capabilities. I do all my mixing in Vegas.
A P4 1.7 should work, but is probably not the best machine for the task. I\'d suggest looking into an AMD processor, which easily surpass the speed of pretty much any P4 up to 2.8. One of my machines is an AMD Barton 2500+ and it blazes past my friend\'s P4 2.4. Plus, the AMD chips and boards are considerably less expensive.
The 2500+ will do just what you need. And using Vegas 4, you can render back to tape to return to the director.
Sounds to me like you\'ll need a crash course in Video/audio editing. Check out Douglas Spotted Eagle\'s book or, better yet, his DVD series on Vegas 4.
Thanks for the contribution. I would really like to stick with SX (since I am so familiar with it and the film is coming up quick.) I am hoping that this \'Canopus\' and having the Director provide the VHS with timecode burned in visually is the answer. And as suggested, just give accurate SMPTE numbers before each cue. I really want to not get bogged down in new software. Hopefully this will allow me to just concentrate on writing the \'right\' music for each scene.