Small business & Startups forum

General discussion

Hardware and Software Purchasing Help Needed for New Project

Hello Forum,

Newbie here and hopefully this post is ok or this forum.

I have a new project that I am way over my head on, and am seeking some purchasing advice on the following topics for my situation. There are the high level details, and I will explain the situation more in depth after:


High end camera
 Must be portable (air travel very often)
 Must be compatible with some kind of Tri-Pod or other attachments
 Still pictures and video (is it safe to assume that all digital cameras do this now?)
 Will mainly be shooting in-doors in good light. But may need to go outside 10% of the time.

Required accessories for camera that I may not be thinking about

Video Editing Software
 I haven’t edited video since I messed around with free software about 12 years ago. I’m 30 and consider myself tech savy in terms of picking things up fast.
 Must be able to overlay items on to the video that are interactive (mouse over pop up)

Additional Video software needed (conversion? compressing?)

High performance laptop for video editing
 Again, must be as portable as possible without sacrificing performance. Lot of air travel. Ideally would like to be able to carry the laptop, camera, and any additional equipment in an under the seat carry on bag.
Microphone
 Is one needed for what I described below or is the imbedded microphone on the camera enough?

Anti-virus software
 Small business anti-virus software.

In general, we will be shooting “How-To” videos or Standard Operating Procedures.

The basic idea is that we will need to edit the raw video for online sharing later. We want to incorporate layover/animations of key items being used in the “How-To video” with some kind of tracking/status bar/timer at the bottom.

We would also like to be able to have those items be interactive and provide additional information when hovered over.

There is some flexibility on price, but here is the general budget:

Camera – Up to $600
Software – Up to $200
Laptop – Up to $2000
Anti-Virus – Up to $60
Accessories – Varied

Thank you in advance for any time spent pointing us in the right direction!

Thank you

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Hardware and Software Purchasing Help Needed for New Project
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Hardware and Software Purchasing Help Needed for New Project
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

REVIEW

Sublime suburban chariot

High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.