i am very new to this whole camera /video edting thing. although i know quite a bit about video cameras and the basics of editing in Premier CS4, i would like to know the correct sequence of transferring my 1080i footage from my Sony Z7 (tape - still need to get a good/fast high capacity card) to my notebook via firewire.
sencondly, i would like to know how i could best use my notebook to edit work as i've just about blew my entire budget on my camera and peripherals. my notebooks configuration is: windows 7 32-bit; Intel Core Duo P8800 @ 2.66GHz; 4 gigs RAM.
is there a way of using a lower definition or more compressed footage file while editing and then redering it out with the high definition files at the end? if so, how can i do this?